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Dynastar 6th Sense Huge or Line Prophet 115?

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Huge = 140/115/130, LP = 153/115/142.  I can get either for the same smoking price.  Both min camber with tip/tail rocker.  For boot deep or deeper days.  Trees, side stashes, bowls, chutes - both tight and wide open. 

 

It seems like the Huges might be a bit nimbler, while the LPs would have better float with wider tips and tails, but leary of so much sidecut on big pow ski.  Would appreciate any thoughts.  Thanks 

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your profile shows you already have the Huge in your quiver, and several dynastars.... why switch to such a different ski? What you like about Dynastars is just what the LP does not seem to have, IMO.  Some top pros ride the Huge. What about  the LP as a pro level charger? don't know 'bout it.

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I can't tell you how they ski just yet, but just fyi Prophet 115 doesn't have tail rocker... and minimal tip rocker.

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Both min camber with tip/tail rocker. 


 

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your profile shows you already have the Huge in your quiver, and several dynastars.... why switch to such a different ski? What you like about Dynastars is just what the LP does not seem to have, IMO.  Some top pros ride the Huge. What about  the LP as a pro level charger? don't know 'bout it.


I have the 09/10 model that has significant traditional camber and no rocker.  I'll be selling those.  You're right, I'm leaning toward the Dynastars for no other reason than I've been a fan for years.  The LPs caught my eye at the local shop and they offered to match any deal.  I then checked some online reviews, and read very favorable comments.
 

 

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[For boot deep or deeper days.  Trees, side stashes, bowls, chutes - both tight and wide open] Sounds to me like you need to be looking at the DPS Wailer 112. 

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I liked the Line prophet 100 better than the 115 but it was mostly because i just do not like a ski that is 115 under the foot. After about 6 or 8 days on the 115 LP i noticed a very slight delam in the top sheet at the ski's tail.

 

I sold my Line Prophet 115, took a loss and bought a used Elan 888 for my powder ski.

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I have skied the '09 Huge (175cm) with minimal camber, like 1/4", for two seasons and like them a lot in Tahoe. Did you ski yours much? They flex into an arc more easily than the camber profile would indicate, something Dynastar did with the cap/sidewall hybrid and the strategic use of metal.  was there something not working for you in that model? I'm just curious. The 185 and 175, big difference between those two sizes, mine weigh a ton, can't imagine the 185 for a person under 175 pounds, me 140.

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I have skied the '09 Huge (175cm) with minimal camber, like 1/4", for two seasons and like them a lot in Tahoe. Did you ski yours much? They flex into an arc more easily than the camber profile would indicate, something Dynastar did with the cap/sidewall hybrid and the strategic use of metal.  was there something not working for you in that model? I'm just curious. The 185 and 175, big difference between those two sizes, mine weigh a ton, can't imagine the 185 for a person under 175 pounds, me 140.

 

Never skied them, still in the plastic.  Spent some time on rockered skis last winter (Obsethed, Pontoons, BD Justices) and fell in love with them for deeper conditions.  Didn't do my homework and bought the 09/10 Huges on line in early summer not knowing I was not getting any rocker.  Couldn't return them since rechecking the ad, they clearly stated the year and made no claims about camber (which cannot be said about all ads for these model skis) - be careful.

 

Mine actually seem to have rather healthy camber as opposed to minimal.  I'm sure they're great skis, but if I'm making my big upgrade (from Solly Sandstorms / 101mm / traditional)  for next season I'd like to take advantage of the latest design technology that's out there. 

 

I weigh about 180-185 and will go with 185s.  I'd be curious to compare their weight with other skis since I didn't notice anything unusual picking them up, but I've got some Griffons to mount them with, so that should help with the weight a bit.

 

 

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A friend of mine bought some 09/10 Huges a couple months ago and my brother has the original version. My brother's have about 0.5cm of camber whereas my friend's have about 1.5cm of camber (about 3cm between the skis at the waist when putting them base to base). As these are supposed to be a "flat camber" ski I wonder if all the models that got a little too much camber are being sold extra cheap now. I also wonder how much the greater camber will affect the performance of the skis. I don't know, but I have the Line Prophet 115 in 186cm and they are definitely powerful skis. I've heard people more knowledgeable than me say that the early rise in the tip helps counteract the deep sidecut and keep them from being overly hooky. I know that I haven't felt like mine were too hooky. From what I have heard, read and somewhat experienced myself, the Prophet 115 and the old Huge will probably feel more similar than not.

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What is the aluminum content of the Huge? I've heard conflicting things, clear up to 21/2 layers from possibly none. when I drilled them.....see, I forget what came out with the bit, darn. given the weight, mine weigh more than LP Riders of the same length, I'd say 2 layers, but I'd be guessing. I hear the 1/2 layer refers to extra metal under the binding

 

Back in the day, buying skis off the wall, we'd always put the bases together and take the pair with the most camber (it generally varied up to about 3/4 inch). always. and not a clue as to what that meant to performance, rolleyes.gif though we were not skiing deep off piste to the extent we do today. for reference, my 09 Huge base to base is about .5 cm.

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