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2008 Dynastar Huge Trouble Ski Reviews

alexzn

Excellent resort powder ski

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Pros: Stability, stability, stability in chopped snow, fun, fun, fun

Cons: Can lack some float in very wet and heavy snow.

 Ski tested: Dynastart Huge Trouble, 185, 2009 model (identical to current 6thSense Huge). 115 mm under foot, little or no camber, 33m radius sidecut, stiff forebody, softer tail with almost a pintail shape.  Mounted with LookPX  bindings 2.5 cm behind the "Standard" line.   Conditions: Squaw  Valley, bluebird powder day, Squaw reported 6-8 inches of new snow on top, but felt more like 4-6 inches everywhere, with pockets of deeper snow in the morning.  Me: 39 y/o male, 6'/185 lb, expert skier.  Last season my powder ski was a pair of Nordica Blowers, which I didn't quite agree with at first but learned to drive after a couple of days.  This season I switched them for the HTs, based partly...
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The Squeaky Wheel

Huge Trouble - Huge All-Mtn Performance

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Pros: Flotation, can still carve, bulldozes crud

Cons: Turned up tail sprays my friends - doesn't matter much to me

On Dawgcatching's advice, we mounted them 2.5cm behind the "standard" line. I think this was a good move as the recommended mounting point appears to be pretty far forward and I'd think deep snow performance would be sacrificed to a degree. HTs have a fairly stout flex for such a big ski. They handle the deep snow well on account of their width, but they definitely don't surf on top like pure powder ski or reverse camber ski. They plow through crud/ chopped powder like nobody's business. While not a power carver by any means, it's still possible to lay down GS/Super-G turns on the  groomers. I couldn't find the speed limit and at no point did they chatter or get squirrely on the groomed....
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waxman

Rocker, Schmocker try a Huge Trouble

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Pros: dollar per cm nothing touches this ski in the category

Cons: not that it matters but the graphics are average

a 115mm waisted twin with no camber that skis like a ski and not a barrel stave? what's not to like?if you ski an area (or cat ski) with lots of snow and open trees this ski si awesome and for the spells of hardpack no new snow it rails like a GS ski once it is on edge.... 
tromano

Huge

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Pros: Versatility and solid feel

Cons: Not optimized for powder, not super manuverable in trees.

Its a fat all mountain ski. Great ski for going fast in crud and chopped snow. Good forntside performance for what it is. Solid stability at speed and very predictable ride. Never does anything unexpected.  Its fine in powder but works better after the snow has had time to settled a bit and is much more suited to faster open lines rather than smaller technical lines.  Predictable in trees, but not really optimized for that. After ~50 days the ski has been durable and is looking like it will last 100+ days.        
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