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Dynastar Slicer? Something else for an all mtn ski?

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I haven't been able to find much info on this ski. I'm looking for a ski to compliment my 191 ON3P Wrenegades. I find I can ski the Wrens most days. As long as its not super bumped out ect. Bumps, Groomers, Crud, Off Piste ect. I don't really care about soft snow performance. If anything something narrower might be better, but all the narrower twins seem to be park skis essentially.

 

I have had mantras, tahoes, fischer progressor 9's, and MSP's in recent times. Ideally i'd like something with a twin tip 180-185 in length, pretty stiff- similar to mantras. The mantras were close to what I want, but they were a touch short, and no twin. I'm looking for similar hard snow performance. 

 

Anyone who has skied this think it fits the bill? I;m a bit scared of the lack of metal, are they going to be too soft? I am young (23), fit, and very aggressive, ski instructor ect. If there is something else i should be looking at i'd like to know that too. 


Edited by FieldsofGlory - 5/16/11 at 5:23am
post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 

Also, i'm willing to buy a non twin tip if it ticks the other boxes. Sultan 85 or 94 look like they could work.

post #3 of 11

while i've had a good time this winter on my 181 slicer, it is not pretty stiff like the mantra.  In fact, they're on the soft side of the spectrum in comparison.  Thus, I doubt they will provide similar hard snow performance to the mantra will actually be less.  While i have no complaints about the ski, i would if i bought for the reasons you  are considering it.

 

dave  

post #4 of 11

ps you should check the featured content regarding the atomic snoop--they seem to characterize as an all mountain twin.

post #5 of 11

I just don't see many out on the hill, for whatever reason, even though Dynastar is pretty popular in general.

post #6 of 11

I have skied it, and really like the ski, but it's not at all what you're looking for.  It's quite a bit softer than the mantra, and does not hold an edge on groomers like the mantra.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it if you were looking for something in the 90's with a bias towards soft snow off-trail, that's still acceptable over the whole mountain.  But, that's not what you said you want, not at all.  I think the sultan 95 would be a much better choice from Dynastar for what you describe, but you do lose the twin tip.

post #7 of 11

From reading on here, both the Prophet 90 and 100 have done well and both have metal in them. Most recently the Blizzard Bonafide for next year looks very intriguing as well. The Prophets are twins, the Bones are not.

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^ Good call on both. The prophet, if the twin tip is a must, might be the best choice out there. The Bone is a great ski if you like stiffer skis.
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

I skied the prophet 100 a year or so ago and though it was a really nice ski, forgot about it completely

post #10 of 11

Glad to be of help. One of my Patrol buddies just got a pair mounted with some Marker Griffons and absolutely loves them. Soft snow,bumps ,trees, and surprising enough even pretty decent on hardpack.He is a pretty hard guy to please too.

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Originally Posted by jaobrien6 View Post

 

I think the sultan 95 would be a much better choice from Dynastar for what you describe, but you do lose the twin tip.


I have the Prophet 100's (186) and have skied the Sultan 94'a (184).  For me, the Prophet felt better under my feet - a little more "alive".  The S94's a little more stable going straight and at faster speeds. BTW - I have been trying very hard to find a ski that I like better than the P100 at that width and have not found one that I am willing to spend $ on, however, i have not skied the Blizzard or the 2012 Mantra yet - so.. YMMV.
 

 

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