I am dreading doing it, I love these skis so much, but both tails are delaminating and I know sooner or later I will have to get new skis. I came to this forum back in December of 2006 and got excellent advice when I was considering these skis. I bought them and have never looked back. I have the red ones, must have been the 2006/2007 model since I got them in Dec of 2006. (I am pretty certain they are 170's - I'll have to research my old posts)
My question, which may not be answerable, is what ski currently on the market skis the most like this model? This ski is stable (except on extreme hard pack where is chatters a bit and has the sound of a snowboard bearing down on me) and quick, predictable in crud and powder, and fast on the groomers. Everything I wanted.
Have friends who like their Prophet Lines (I think they are 98's) and claim they are reviewed like the mantras, but I are they reviewed like MY year Mantras? Have the Mantras changed a lot? If not, I could just reup. But my bet is they have.
Any help would be appreciated.
Oh...expert skier, skiing since I was 3, ski mainly in the Cascades at Stevens and Mission, I am old (closing in on 60) and a woman but still outski most younger women (and a lot of men for that matter) on the mountain. The only thing that age and my knees has affected with regard to my skiing is I avoid all but the softest bumps like the plague. Other than that, bring it on :-)
Thanks in advance