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post #1 of 9
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Been thinking about getting a pair of skis in the 98-100 mm range.

 

These (4FRNT Codys) are currently being discounted by several retailers.  I am not familiar with the brand and there seems to be little info about these skis in terms of reviews.  I saw one review here on Epic, that was largely positive.  Has anyone here demoed them or owned them?  How would they compare, in terms of quality and performance, to the better known models in that category, such as the Bonafide.

 

BTW, I already own a pair of  88 mm waisted skis (Dynastar Legend Mythic Rider) and a pair of 114 mm waisted Blizzard Gunsmoke.  These would fill the gap between the MR and the GS.

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That was probably my review you read.  I still have them, and I love them.

My only knock is the shovels are little soft and will fold up on me, if I push them too hard in heavy snow.  That said, 4FRNT supposedly stiffened them up last year by 10%.  If so, they would be just about perfect as a mid-width all-mountain  ski.

 

They are wickedly fun and easy-sking.  I use them 80% of the time.  I've bought and sold a couple sets of skis since I've had them, but I have no intention of selling these.  They're so fun that I've learned to live with and compensate for the soft shovels.....but if they've been stiffened up since that first year out, you may not have to fret about that.

 

I think the skis are actually built by Elan, but I could be mistaken about that.  They won't be as stout as a Bonafide.  If they're discounted and you're looking for just a flat-out fun ski, I say get them!

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That was probably my review you read.  I still have them, and I love them.

My only knock is the shovels are little soft and will fold up on me, if I push them too hard in heavy snow.  That said, 4FRNT supposedly stiffened them up last year by 10%.  If so, they would be just about perfect as a mid-width all-mountain  ski.

 

They are wickedly fun and easy-sking.  I use them 80% of the time.  I've bought and sold a couple sets of skis since I've had them, but I have no intention of selling these.  They're so fun that I've learned to live with and compensate for the soft shovels.....but if they've been stiffened up since that first year out, you may not have to fret about that.

 

I think the skis are actually built by Elan, but I could be mistaken about that.  They won't be as stout as a Bonafide.  If they're discounted and you're looking for just a flat-out fun ski, I say get them!

It was your review indeed!

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One thing about the Cody is the dimensions seem nearly symmetrical (not much taper tip to tail).  Some folks like little taper, some folks like more  At 98mm, I chose Faction Prodigy over the Cody because they have a rocker/camber/rocker profile with a little more tip to tail taper. 4-5mm taper vs. 10 mm taper makes a difference (for me).  Prodigy has worked out for me.  See them at www.backcountryfreeskier.com

YMMV...

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I think the skis are actually built by Elan, but I could be mistaken about that.  

I just bought my grandson YLE Coyotes; they are stamped made in Slovenia--so I suspect in an Elan factory.  But their new bc touring ski, the Raven, is stamped made in USA/SLC UT.

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One thing about the Cody is the dimensions seem nearly symmetrical (not much taper tip to tail).  Some folks like little taper, some folks like more  At 98mm, I chose Faction Prodigy over the Cody because they have a rocker/camber/rocker profile with a little more tip to tail taper. 4-5mm taper vs. 10 mm taper makes a difference (for me).  Prodigy has worked out for me.  See them at www.backcountryfreeskier.com

YMMV...

I noticed that too.  It reminds me of the original Kneissl Ergo. I was wondering if the tail might be hooky, because of that feature.

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Originally Posted by Dino View Post
 

One thing about the Cody is the dimensions seem nearly symmetrical (not much taper tip to tail).  Some folks like little taper, some folks like more  At 98mm, I chose Faction Prodigy over the Cody because they have a rocker/camber/rocker profile with a little more tip to tail taper. 4-5mm taper vs. 10 mm taper makes a difference (for me).  Prodigy has worked out for me.  See them at www.backcountryfreeskier.com

YMMV...

I noticed that too.  It reminds me of the original Kneissl Ergo. I was wondering if the tail might be hooky, because of that feature.

 

Nope, not hooky at all.  

I wouldn't like them if they were.  I sold my '14 Super 7...or Super-Hookies, as I called them...partly due to hookiness.

Not an issue with my Codys.

 

Edit:  I just saw the price on Backcountry.com...390 bucks new!  Hell, for that, I'm tempted to get another pair.  As I said, I wished they were a wee bit stiffer, and the newer ones supposedly are, and I sometimes wish I had the 186 instead of the 179.  If I snatched up a pair of these in 186, I'd have both!  Hmmmmmm.............

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Edit:  I just saw the price on Backcountry.com...390 bucks new!  Hell, for that, I'm tempted to get another pair.  As I said, I wished they were a wee bit stiffer, and the newer ones supposedly are, and I sometimes wish I had the 186 instead of the 179.  If I snatched up a pair of these in 186, I'd have both!  Hmmmmmm.............

A few local retailers here in Quebec offer them at $359 CDN with free shipping.  The reason is that the model is apparently being phased out of the 4FRNT lineup and will be replaced by the Gaucho, which is a Cody with a Titanal layer.  (Sort of as if the Bonafide were to takethe place of the Kabookie in the Blizzard lineup, and the Kabookie was phased out.)

 

I went to check out a piar today and they are indeed made in Slovenia, in the Elan factory.  So, they are not a handmade boutique ski.  Good looking product though.

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The reason is that the model is apparently being phased out of the 4FRNT lineup and will be replaced by the Gaucho, which is a Cody with a Titanal layer.  (

 

Hmm, it seems like that would take some of the playfulness out of them.

As an aside, mine have been plenty durable, and I certainly don't baby them!

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