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post #31 of 49
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How much do you weigh? What length did you ski them?

 

215    188

Seems like all the gaga reviews of this ski are of the 179.

 

Does anyone really go bananas for the 188?

post #32 of 49

If the OP didn't like his MX88's , I am not one to disagree with his findings.

 

However,  I think you never know what you may get from a rental ski "that day"

I've been luv'ing my LX92 for a couple seasons, and while at Whistler last year, rented some MX83 for fun one morning.

Didn't like that ski at all, but when I posted my displeasure with them, I made note that maybe it was a bad tune.

I then swapped the MX83 for MX88 for that afternoon, and it was an awesome ski for me !

 

I bought some MX88 178cm a couple weeks ago and they have lived up to my great expectations of them :-)

 

- Andy

post #33 of 49
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I've been luv'ing my LX92 for a couple seasons...

- Andy

I love my 182 cm LX 92s too; I'm 225 lbs;  I do use my 188cm S7s for really deep snow.

post #34 of 49

Back from my experimentation with bindings position... Decided to go to 1.5 cm foward and....and... it was much better!!! But for sure the snow was softer than last saturday but I could feel that the edges were more agressive and the ski was more carvy... lost a little bit of flotation...

I felt that I could go back a little and will try at 1 cm next time...

 

p.s.188 for 215 pounds? I have 178 for 210 and find it enough...

post #35 of 49

I hit 71MPH last year - Super Bowl Sunday - Hoodoo Ski Area - on my 168cm pair of MX88s. They are super stable at speed and that might be where some of the love lies.

post #36 of 49
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I hit 71MPH last year - Super Bowl Sunday - Hoodoo Ski Area - on my 168cm pair of MX88s. They are super stable at speed and that might be where some of the love lies.

 

Wow......just imagine what ya coulda' done on a 178........maybe 100?

 

SJ

post #37 of 49

I'm a complete amateur ski-sizer, do you think the longer skis would have made a difference of 20mph or more? I don't think I want to repeat that 71MPH feat again in the near future, let alone faster!  

post #38 of 49
I have a pair of 188s and I think they are great. I have not skied the 178 but i have not yet wished they were shorter. I have a lot of skis and the MX88 or my Bonafides would be the ski I would keep if I was forced to have only 1 pair (although at that point I would probably go with the Bonafides as the width and slight rocker make them more versatile). With that said, I don't think it is a ski that everyone is going to love. It does not have a big wow factor but, to me at least, it is a very impressive ski in all respects. Personally, I wish it had a.smaller turning radius (say 18 or 19).

When I was skiing today it seemed to me that for every 20 skiers you have about 7 or 8 different styles of skiing. It doesn't surprise me that not everyone loves the same skis.
post #39 of 49

An mx88 with an 18 m radius? I would love to try/buy that! :D

post #40 of 49
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I hit 71MPH last year - Super Bowl Sunday - Hoodoo Ski Area - on my 168cm pair of MX88s. They are super stable at speed and that might be where some of the love lies.

 

Wow......just imagine what ya coulda' done on a 178........maybe 100?

 

SJ

 

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I'm a complete amateur ski-sizer, do you think the longer skis would have made a difference of 20mph or more? I don't think I want to repeat that 71MPH feat again in the near future, let alone faster!  

 

 

Spindrift300, I suspect Sierra Jim was pulling your leg a little. Your comment about skiing 71mph comes in the context of many discussions on this board about how fast even very good, very fast skiers in a recreational setting actually go, with a particular focus on the (in)accuracy of cellphone GPS apps. There is a pretty strong consensus among the hoary elders that we're generally moving a lot slower than is often claimed by skiers who have not reflected on the implications of their reported stats. If you are interested in that topic, do a search. Please do not delve into it in this thread.

post #41 of 49
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@cantunamunch, what would be your literary description/comparison of the Mx88? I prob won't understand it, but give it a shot.

 

@qcanoe would probably call me on fixation on visuals if I tried to use Moby Dick here, so let's go Pride and Prejudice and call the ski 'Mr. Darcy'.      

 

 Courteously aloof when first introduced to the turn you want to make, never exactly rude but it does make you wonder for a moment.     Dependably solid once engaged, but one is rather on alert that one can, indeed, presume too much. 

 

The roles of Mr. Bingley and Mr. Wickham will be played by Nordica Hell & Back and a Salomon Rocker 2 -90, respectively. 

post #42 of 49
Baed on the other skis you mention, and that you call it bland, its pretty clear to me that the 188 MX88 is way too much ski for how and where you ski. You much prefer softer skis with shorter radii, ones that are more in the carver than crudbuster category. The MX88 is designed for skiers that would categorize the ones you demo'd as 'unstable, finicky and nervous'. It's pretty obvious to me what's going on here, surprised no one else has mentioned it.
post #43 of 49
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Spindrift300, I suspect Sierra Jim was pulling your leg a little. Your comment about skiing 71mph comes in the context of many discussions on this board about how fast even very good, very fast skiers in a recreational setting actually go, with a particular focus on the (in)accuracy of cellphone GPS apps. There is a pretty strong consensus among the hoary elders that we're generally moving a lot slower than is often claimed by skiers who have not reflected on the implications of their reported stats. If you are interested in that topic, do a search. Please do not delve into it in this thread.

Haha! Got it. Thanks.

post #44 of 49
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They should dump the BMX line, continue the LX line including the LX92 and revamp the lengths but this has been discussed ad nauseum   Bonafides are still great skis but as I skied more bumps and rutted up stuff, I also found them cumbersome and there were better ski's for this kind of terrain  (the new FX94 for instance is far superior) . The bones still rip open terrain.  

 

all that said...  Merry Christmas......  and go demo a Rally.  

 

I still think the BMX108 is the best big-mountain ski I have tried!  After 2 years away, I got a new pair this year.  Nothing could touch it's blend of stability and ease of use for me. Everything else that was as stable was making me work too hard, and everything else as easy was getting roughed up in cut-up snow.  So yeah, no ski for everyone, I guess. 

post #45 of 49
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Lot's of folks should be skiing the Kabookie instead of the Bonafide.

 

Agree!  If you are either under 190, or you are skiing tighter terrain, look at the Kabookie first.  So much more versatile than the Bonafide for guys at my weight, no matter the skill level; lighter people can't flex the Bonafide well; end up skiing the sidecut.   I have that and the FX94: FX94 wins in bumps, funky snow; Kabookie in softer snow and trees.

post #46 of 49
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Wow......just imagine what ya coulda' done on a 178........maybe 100?

 

SJ

 

I think you are running past the base lodge, into the parking lot, before you hit 100 at Hoodoo!  Great place to go fast though; any given weekday, maybe 100 people on the hill. During a storm cycle, maybe 50 people, as nobody wants to make the long trek up from the valley in the snow!  It is the place for lift-served all-day fresh tracks!

post #47 of 49
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I think you are running past the base lodge, into the parking lot, before you hit 100 at Hoodoo!  Great place to go fast though; any given weekday, maybe 100 people on the hill. During a storm cycle, maybe 50 people, as nobody wants to make the long trek up from the valley in the snow!  It is the place for lift-served all-day fresh tracks!


OK....OK....so 94MPH then before you are trying to brake in the middle of the interstate.

 

SJ

post #48 of 49

I'm not sure if this has been asked yet (don't think so), but what was the terrain the OP tried the MX88s on?  I'm not being silly; the best places (or the places I've appreciated mine the most) were at A-basin East Wall, top of the tram at Big Sky, and the chutes at Moonlight Basin.  On a ho-hum groomer, they might seem... ho-hum.

 

The last time I saw someone getting the most out of the 188 MX88, it was a winner on a stop of the Rahlves tour.  They seemed to work for him on challenging (way more so than I'll ever do) terrain...

post #49 of 49
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OK....OK....so 94MPH then before you are trying to brake in the middle of the interstate.

 

SJ

 

Just build a big booter and clear the road at that speed!

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