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half price mantras. 184 to big for me?

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So i have a chance to get a really cheap pair of mantras. Basically half price. They are 184cm. I am 6' 0" and 175-185lbs. I am an agressive and fast skier. Love steep terrain and need a wider all mountain type of ski. Do you think the 184s will be good for me or look for some 177s. The only size i can get cheap is the 184 would have to find the 177s elsewhere. So what do you guys think should i go for them??

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Not a bad choice. If you are as good and competent as you say you are, go for it.
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Not too big for you.

post #4 of 5

moguls, 184 too much ski. No moguls 184 good size for you.

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Originally Posted by ski=free View Post

moguls, 184 too much ski. No moguls 184 good size for you.

 

I very much agree with this.  Also give the Kendo consideration.

 

I'm 5'11 180lbs and have skied the 170/177/184 Mantra and Kendos a lot... like for four years I demoed one of those skis every day for 30+ days/year mostly at Copper Mountain.  Of the six combinations the 184 Mantra is my least favorite.  

 

Here's what a wrote a while back about the Mantra vs Kendo and the various sizes:

http://www.epicski.com/t/118415/volkl-mantra-vs-kendo-vs-blizzard-bonafide-please-help#post_1559424

 

Edit: later this spring I pretty much dropped the Mantra.  On, say, 8+ inches or new I switched to the Rossi S3 in a 186 for the S3's softer flex and extra surface area allowed by the length and huge rocker.  I really don't like the S3 on the groomers, but it's much better than the Mantra in powder and still narrow enough to ski soft bumps better than a wider ski.   By the afternoon in the chop I'd often wish I was on the 177 Kendo rather than the S3 though.   


Edited by tball - 8/18/13 at 7:20am
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