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Jamie Bisbee


Jamie Bisbee is a lifelong skier who now works as a boot fitter under Benny Wax at Inner Bootworks right here in Stowe. He learned to ski at Mohawk Mountain in Connecticut. When asked about his favorite terrain, Jamie just answered “wherever it’s good,” a classic east coast skiing mentality. Sometimes you just have to take what mother nature provides, whether that’s fresh powder or a firm groomer. His current ski quiver includes a Nordica Enforcer 93, a Blizzard Cochise, and a Blizzard Bodacious that’s mounted as a telemark setup. Jamie frequents Stowe during the winter thanks to its close proximity to Inner Bootworks.

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Skis Tested

2018 Atomic Vantage X 83 CTI Skis

2018 Atomic Vantage X 83 CTI
Radius: 16.4 m at 175 cm Lengths: 161, 168, 175, 182 cm

2018 Blizzard Quattro 8.4 Ti Skis

2018 Blizzard Quattro 8.4 Ti
Dimensions: 129/84/113 mm at 174 cm Radius: 16 m at 174 cm Lengths: 167, 174, 181 cm

2018 Elan Ripstick 86 Skis

2018 Elan Ripstick 86 Skis
Dimensions: 128/87/108 mm at 176 cm Radius: 17.6 at 176 cm Lengths: 168, 176, 184 cm

2018 Fischer Ranger 98 Ti Skis

2018 Fischer Ranger 98 Ti Skis
Dimensions: 132/98/122 mm Radius: 18 m at 180 cm Lengths: 172, 180, 188 cm

2018 Head Supershape i.Titan Skis

2018 Head Supershape i.Titan Skis
Dimensions: 137/80/117 mm at 170 cm Radius: 14.1 m at 170 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177 cm

2018 Nordica Enforcer 100 Skis

2018 Nordica Enforcer 100
Dimensions: 133/100/121 mm Radius: 18.5 m at 185 cm Lengths: 169, 177, 185, 193 cm

2018 Nordica Navigator 90 Skis

2018 Nordica Navigator 90
Dimensions: 129/90/114 mm at 179 cm Radius: 16.5 m at 179 cm Lengths: 165, 172, 179, 186 cm

2018 Rossignol Experience 100 HD Skis

2018 Rossignol Experience 100 HD Skis
Dimensions: 140/100/130 mm Radius: 20 m at 182 cm Lengths: 166, 174, 182, 190 cm

2018 Rossignol Sky 7 HD Skis

2018 Rossignol Sky 7 HD Skis
Dimensions: 128/98/118 mm Radius: 18 m at 180 cm Lengths: 156, 164, 172, 180, 188 cm

2018 Salomon QST 99 Skis

2018 Salomon QST 99 Skis
Dimensions: 138/99/120 mm at 181 cm Radius: 19 m at 181 cm Lengths: 167, 174, 181, 188 cm

2018 Volkl 90Eight Skis

2018 Volkl 90Eight Skis
Dimensions: 133/98/116 mm Radius: 17.9 m at 170 cm Lengths: 163, 170, 177, 184 cm

2018 Volkl RTM 81 Skis

2018 Volkl RTM 81 Skis
Dimensions: 128/81/109 mm Radius: 16.3 m at 170 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177, 182 cm

2018 Volkl RTM 84 Skis

2018 Volkl RTM 84 Skis
Dimensions: 131/84/112 mm Radius: 16.8 m at 172 cm Lengths: 162, 167, 172, 177, 182 cm

2018 Volkl RTM 86 Skis

2018 Volkl RTM 86 Skis
Dimensions: 132/86/114 mm Radius: 18.1 m at 177 cm Lengths: 167, 172, 177, 182 cm

3 Comments on the “Jamie Bisbee”

  1. Yo Jamie!!

    Grew up in NF night skiing at Big B & Mohawk too!! For the Volkl 90eights, would you recommend the 184cm over the 177s? I’m 6’0” on a good day & 185lbs. I tend to stick to the tree line on the remainder of the soft stuff & bumps, looking for a quick ski. Ok with getting squirrelly on long radius turns & high speed for the payoff of a slightly fatter ski & livelier in short turns.

    1. Hello!

      We’ll see if we can get Jamie to chime in, but we thought we’d share our opinion.

      At your size it feels like the 184 cm is the right way to go, although what you said about being okay with the ski getting a little unstable suggests the 177 cm could work. What are the length(s) of your current ski(s)? I would expect the 177 cm to come to about your nose, while the 184 cm will be slightly taller than your. I think as long as you’re not planning to ski exceptionally fast the 177 cm could work for you, and will definitely feel livelier in short turns.

      Let us know what you’re currently skiing on, that often helps us make a better recommendation for length.

      SE

    2. The nordica navigator 90 in the 186 would be my pick over the Volkl. I feel the nordica is a bit quicker edge to edge given its turn radius and sidecut. Keep in mind the Indian can shoot any arrow

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