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Dynastar 6th Sense Big (Big Trouble) Opinions

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So a couple weeks ago I had the chance to pick up a used pair of these really cheap. I was needing some bindings and the 6th Sense were wearing some near new PX12s so for $150 I figured they'd be worth a binding harvest and sell the skis cheap worst case. Skis are in good shape.  I've had them out for two runs but the problem is they are mounted on the forward line and so they are crazy spinny with no bite to the tail at all. It didn't help that the day I skied them was pretty hard pack. Doing some searching people seem to be mounting these behind the freeride line which is way back from where they are now. Should I a.) strip the bindings and sell the ski or, b.) remount them farther back and ski them a while? I wouldn't mind having a ski like this in the collection if it skied well on soft snow days as I currently go from 79 to 115 underfoot. Bit of a gap there.

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Unless you are skiing park or a great deal of switch, then I'd mount them back.  Great ski - if they have life in them and you got them at price, I'd try a re-mount.  My old BTs are one of my favorite skis (in a quiver with overlap, and even then they see tons of time on the slopes).  Very versatile.  That being said, the tails of those skis are quite soft and so they won't give tons of bite, but mounting further back will make it lots better.  Can't help with mounting point as mine are older and were mounted by a shop that knows I like a more of a traditional mount point rather then forward/centred.

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Mine are the 186s.  If you have the same could you measure tip to boot center mark on yours?  Thanks

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Sorry - mine are shorter - 176.

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I have the Big Trouble (176cm, model year unknown, lime green & black graphics) and I love them as an all-mountain ski. It took me a few days to get accustomed to the 93mm width and the soft tail. If you like the feedback from a stiff tail, the BT will disappoint at first, but the soft tail has the advantage of allowing quick handling in steep places and tight spots. I have my bindings at the standard position. I would say have your bindings set back to the standard position by a ski tech and then ride them for few days to get the feel for the ski. And don't just stick to the groomers, the BT works well everywhere, especially in heavy snow or spring slush where the stiffish front of the ski smooths out the rough spots and resists getting tossed around.   

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Thanks all.   I got a scream of a deal on some PX12 demo bindings so I mounted them up and now I can play with binding placement to my hearts content.

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Skied these today in about 4" of new.  Had boot center set between the second and third marks. Much improved. We were skiing bump filled gullies in the fresh and they were about perfect for the job. Passable on the groomers  but really nice in the soft. Think I'll keep them for a while.

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Another day on these today. Boot top fresh at Vail. Anyone looking for a small pow, soft snow bias ski that does better than just ok on groomers, good in bumps, and won't cost you an arm and a leg look no further.

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