Hi, Im a level 8 East Coast skiier who loves his visits to the West. 5'10", 180, 65 yrs young, skiing since 1992. I want to expand my quiver with a pair of Mantra's. I ski Nordica Nitrous 170's and Nordica SpeedMachines Mach 3 170's and for too many years had straight 190 Dynastars. Once I got some shaped skiis I really started to ski. Funny how that worked. I think I want a pair of wider ski's for the new snow in the east and any time I go west and I think I want some Mantras because of all I have read about them. But I am not experienced enough to know what to expect when I get them. Yes I know I can demo them if I wait until the season is going but I want some new skis NOW. Instant gratification is one of my issues and at this stage of my life I want to work on other issues, such as skiing!!
Would someon care to compare the mantras to the nitrous so I'll have an idea what to expect. Thanks