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Help! (6th Sense) Huge Dilemma

post #1 of 10
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Just took delivery of a pair of Dynastar 6th Sense Huge 185s from an online retailer.  Was expecting to see little or no camber and early rise, but instead got definite full traditional camber and no early rise at all.  I come to realize that evidently I got the 09-10 model before these changes were made.

 

These are targeted in my quiver for deep snow days and I don't do the park.  Should I keep them or send them back?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 10

I'd send them back... but I guess it depends on how important the lack of camber and/or early rise is for you.  I'd certainly want it for my deep powder ski.

post #3 of 10

Dawgcatching did some reviews of the Huge Rocker where he compared them to the prior "flat camber" version. I'd suggest reading those before making your final decision. If you can get the Huge Rocker for the same price as the flat-camber Huge, I'd suggest going with the rockered version based on the reviews. But my brother has the original flat-camber HT version and absolutely loves them in powder.

post #4 of 10

That is a great "all day" powder ski. Works very well in the fresh stuff but REALLY comes into it's own as it starts getting tracked out. It's a Big mountain ski that does many things well, not simply a powder ski. I haven't skied the newer version but I would guess it's less versatile.

post #5 of 10

I have the '09 Huge Troubles which are the same ski. They are a blast in deep stuff and even shallow powder & crud. I am in no hurry to replace them biding my time until I can get bargain basement prices on something like the S7.

 

The older Huge is a much turnier ski so you're better off with them if you are looking for something for trees, tight chutes, etc. If you are looking for a big mountain ski you want the newer version. If you do keep them be sure to mount them at least 2 1/2 cm back.

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post #7 of 10

a friend who makes skis and I were looking at my 09 Sixth Huge. He was interested in the unusual flex, and how I could have the experience I described with these skis. He felt, after feeling them up, that they were at the stiff end of the powder ski category at the tips and tails, but had a lot of flex in the waist. This would appear to be a way of setting the ski up for reversing its camber in a long gentle arc when pressured on edge in an arc, like elp in Volkl's Kuro or Gotama. I am getting what I needed and expected from this ski, lots of versatility for pivots and smears and some speed when needed to get across the mountain where the goods are opening up.

post #8 of 10

If you can find a reason to think the camber would be better anywhere you would truly be skiing this ski buy it. Me personally I have been trying to get rid of a ski very much like the old huge trouble and noone wants it. It skis powder great but tend to be a chore in anything but powder due to its camber.

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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

If you can find a reason to think the camber would be better anywhere you would truly be skiing this ski buy it. Me personally I have been trying to get rid of a ski very much like the old huge trouble and noone wants it. It skis powder great but tend to be a chore in anything but powder due to its camber.



While it skis powder well enough, I find it even better later in the day with tracked out snow and more mixed conditions. I find the Watea 114 to be more fun in the fresh and often switch to the Huge Trouble by lunch time....

 

post #10 of 10

remembering the line of skis leaning on your wall, I have to smile thinking of you matching conditions with skis. works for me. yahoo.gifperfection.

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