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i am tore on which one of these skis to get for this year. if anyone has put either one of these skis on there pro-x i would love to hear from you. how did they work?? did the steering effort change any?? etc.

i would also like some pics of the ski bottoms of both of them if that is at all possible. the slp web site has crappy digital pictures of them.
 

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Originally posted by ogrant@Sep 6 2005, 08:51 PM
i am tore on which one of these skis to get for this year.  if anyone has put either one of these skis on there pro-x i would love to hear from you.  how did they work?? did the steering effort change any??  etc.

i would also like some pics of the ski bottoms of both of them if that is at all possible.  the slp web site has crappy digital pictures of them.
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The bottom of the Powder Pros and SLT skis are basically the same until they sink into the snow an inch and a half or so.
 

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I've had both and prefer the PowderPros. They work much better in the corners with really loose snow than the SLTs do. The SLTs do steer a little easier and surprisingly, also carve powder nicer when you put the sled up on its side. The flotation factor makes up for that though.
 

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I am running Ppros , unstuded 6" of carbide is almost to much! studded 7.5" for up to 144. These skis are amazing when you are 1/2 on hard pack and 1/2 in fluff (like when your on a narrow trail and there is someone comming at you) they never leave with the feeling of no control! Just for fun I have even pulled the sled on its side and mantained a strait line , they just go where you point them. I rode on C&A skis before the pp's never looked back , they are just that much better! Like Bonz said shaper bars are the way to go , slp bars dont last as long or work as good!
 

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Powder Pros for me :div20:
 

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agreed, the slp bars are crap compared to the shapers.
 

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Are you guys running the Ppros on mostly trails or off trail riding ? Do the ppros and shapers work good on the trails ?
 

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Originally posted by Gen2@Sep 8 2005, 08:09 PM
Are you guys running the Ppros on mostly trails or off trail riding ? Do the ppros and shapers work good on the trails ?
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thats the only type of riding I do with them
 

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Originally posted by Gen2@Sep 8 2005, 08:09 PM
Are you guys running the Ppros on mostly trails or off trail riding ? Do the ppros and shapers work good on the trails ?
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I do everything with mine..... break trail ,ditch bang, lakes, off trail lite mountain stuff, hard pack groomed trails. They just work for everything. they are slightly harder to turn then a stock ski given equal ski pressure.
 

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I've been impressed with the life I've gotten out of my 6" shapers. I bought a pair for 50 bones at the Milwaukee show. Wish I would've bought 3 pair. They lasted me 3000 miles in some pretty shitty conditions. That said, next year I'm running Bergstroms. Should be the last pair of carbides I ever need to buy. You should see these suckas! :)
 

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I would also consider Polaris's racing ski as a choice for a very good trail ski. The powder pro's are the best off trail. I always put on runners that have the longest & widest pieces of carbide on them. It may be a little twitchy the first trip, but once the sharp edge comes off I don't think you can tell the difference to that of a shorter runner, but they will last alot longer.
 

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i was planning on trying bergstrom's this year also, but i may stick with the shapers, i've never used a better carbide... yet...

matt, how much were the berg's??? i used a 7.5" shaper last year, switched them out in the middle of a trip from stock slp carbides and couldn't believe the difference... if the bergs are better i'd be VERY impressed with them...
 

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I have the PP's. They are .5 inches taller than the stock skis, so just installing them without doing anything else will give you harder steering. A much better all around ski than the stock ones, but if you only groom trail ride, you might benifit more from some high end carbide runners vs. the skis. If you search out fresh snow on lakes and in ditches, or plan on a trip or 2 out west, they will work great for you.
 

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I was happy with the shapers too but am trying the Bergstroms on the recommendation of Stroker2. He's used them for years and swears by them. Don't remember off-hand what I paid for them, but they're WAY more expensive than a set of shapers...
 

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Originally posted by Matt@Sep 12 2005, 10:13 AM
I was happy with the shapers too but am trying the Bergstroms on the recommendation of Stroker2.  He's used them for years and swears by them.  Don't remember off-hand what I paid for them, but they're WAY more expensive than a set of shapers...
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I always thought Bergstroms were cheaper at Grayslake. Maybe I never really priced them. Ran their hardwelds for years, way back when. Used the hardwelds and a pair of Bergstroms plastic ski savers on Matt's 340 till mid season last year. He's getting 48 studs and my older SLP UltraLites on his Lite this season.
 
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