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Sultan 94 or Sultan 85s?

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Hey guys, new to this site, but love the feed back and reviews. Im looking to get a new pair of skis. Im a intermiedate - advance skier.  Im mostly a eastern mountain skier who every now and again goes west but mostly in the east. I was looking at both the Dynastar sultan 94 and 85. Im leaning towards the 85 right now. Any feed back would be helpful and greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Being in the NE puts 85 in mind....... The 94 sounds more like west one ski quiver..... Unless you get a lot of pow, where you ski.....

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85 is a very nice ski...

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I own the 94 and the 85. East Coast: go with the 85.

 

The 85 will work just fine "out west" for those visits. I have found that 94 lacks a bit on western hard snow days. Makes me think it would not be the best choice for an everyday "back east" ski.

 

The 85 is my hard snow ski for where I live. I have found that the 85 does OK in less than a foot of fresh snow. Good choice for a traveling ski. One can always rent a powder ski if need be when visiting.

 

Just my two cents.

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Thanks guys.. I actually got the 85's.. I was actually going to buy used demo ones but I went to my local shop and they had a great sale so i got the skis brand new with 2012 griffen bindings.. Thanks for all your help, cant wait to get these things on a dam mountain so i can stop staring at them and ride them!

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The 85 is my hard snow ski for where I live. I have found that the 85 does OK in less than a foot of fresh snow. Good choice for a traveling ski. One can always rent a powder ski if need be when visiting.

 

Just my two cents.

I also use the 85 as my firm day ski. From reading various reviews and my own personal experience, this ski has a pretty aggressive (sharp) tune right out of the wrapper. I had to use my gumi stone on about 12-18 inches of the tips and the tails, as I was really hooking up in my turns.  Once the edges were detuned a tad, I loved them.  Like all Dstars, very damp and solid feeling.  Not the poppiest ski I was ever on, but for sure very confidence inspiring.  I would not choice to use the 85 on a powder day, as I have a few skis better suited to the task, but if you ski powder well, then they should be ok up to maybe a foot of fresh, unless it is the heavy Sierra Cement I am use to.  Either way, I have read good things about the 85 and the 94, just more good reviews on the 85.  Have a great winter.

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Thanks guys.. I actually got the 85's.. I was actually going to buy used demo ones but I went to my local shop and they had a great sale so i got the skis brand new with 2012 griffen bindings.. Thanks for all your help, cant wait to get these things on a dam mountain so i can stop staring at them and ride them!


One small thing. Get them tuned. Have heard that the factory tune is not always that good. Some here have said as much. Some have hated the 85s due to the factory tune. I had both of my Sultans tuned by the Start Haus prior to delivery. Ahh..........beercheer.gif
 

 

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