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post #61 of 73
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Atomic Metrons (and I'm a big Atomic fan)

I remember my first sighting........all that came to mind was clown shoes.

 

Qua;ifier, I was still on rossi 7xk's

post #62 of 73
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No, I'm 210lbs. I did see that for this year blizzard claims the bodacious is 15% softer, so I cant be the only one that thought it was too stiff. I got a pair of icelantic seekers which seem a bit more manageable, at the expense of edge grip.

Passed on Blizzards and jumped on some Icelantics :ROTF

post #63 of 73
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Passed on Blizzards and jumped on some Icelantics :ROTF


My thoughts exactly.

post #64 of 73
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Originally Posted by clink83 View Post

No, I'm 210lbs. I did see that for this year blizzard claims the bodacious is 15% softer, so I cant be the only one that thought it was too stiff. I got a pair of icelantic seekers which seem a bit more manageable, at the expense of edge grip.

Have to say it's my favorite big ski of all time! I understand though. Not a lot sold. Strokes for folks, horses for courses. smile.gif
post #65 of 73
Hey, I bet that would be a great ski if you have alpine terrain to open it up in. If I'm honest the only thing I could use it for is looking rad in the lift lines.
Edited by clink83 - 2/4/15 at 10:56am
post #66 of 73
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

I think they were 198's? Circa 2000-1? Orange and black. What i I do remember is that they were planks. I've skied DH skis that turned easier. smile.gif

The 1st "Monster" was available in 183/193, and was 87mm underfoot. Flat tail, cap construction. The next year it was the same, except in grey and black.
The third version was a beast. Came in 183/193, stiff as an i-beam, full sidewall, and 103mm underfoot. 48m turning tadius IIRC.
post #67 of 73

The fully rockered Gotama - 1st year. I had a pair of these and could just never get them to work right. Bouncy in crud, so-so turn finish and a "no-tail" feel all the time

Icelantic Nomad - Stiff, planky, dead feeling ski with a much larger turn radius than the numbers would indicate. Could not wait to get them off my feet.

Some are hating on the Soul 7, which I love to death.  Everybody has a preference, I guess.

post #68 of 73

I can't say I have intensely disliked any ski I have skied.  Some were completely wrong for the kind of skiing I like to do, but when used for their intended purpose, style, whatever, they worked fine, just not for me. 

 

Food for thought:  I did not like the Rossi Soul 7 when I tried a pair at a free demo day on groomers and hard snow bumps at Okemo  last season and absolutely loved them in powder and crud and really soft bumps when I tried them again a month later in Montana.


Edited by crank - 2/5/15 at 10:38am
post #69 of 73
Rossi Super 7 about 4 years ago and a Volkl full rocker ski about the same vintage, Katana maybe? WIth the Rossi, about half way down the run I considered taking them off and walking. They were horrid.
post #70 of 73
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The fully rockered Gotama - 1st year. I had a pair of these and could just never get them to work right. Bouncy in crud, so-so turn finish and a "no-tail" feel all the time
Icelantic Nomad - Stiff, planky, dead feeling ski with a much larger turn radius than the numbers would indicate. Could not wait to get them off my feet.
Some are hating on the Soul 7, which I love to death.  Everybody has a preference, I guess.
You thought the nomad was stiff and planky? To me it was a medium flex, short/ mid radius tree skiing machine. ski that's supper poppy and playful. The Never Summer/icelantic boards have a distinctive damp feel to them though, you're right on that. I've had two snowboards and two skis from them and they all lack snow feel, which can be good or bad. That's one of my favorite skis of all time. Ha!
Edited by clink83 - 2/4/15 at 10:44pm
post #71 of 73
Rossi soul 7 are the ski I've disliked the most but I could learn to ski them everyday. Liberty Helix I feel the same way......having demoed it I wouldn't buy it but had I bought it without demoing I would have adapted my skiing to it and claimed it was great. Generally modern skis are pretty good and the differences are personal tastes. Jmo
post #72 of 73
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

I think they were 198's? Circa 2000-1? Orange and black. What i I do remember is that they were planks. I've skied DH skis that turned easier. smile.gif

The 1st "Monster" was available in 183/193, and was 87mm underfoot. Flat tail, cap construction. The next year it was the same, except in grey and black.
The third version was a beast. Came in 183/193, stiff as an i-beam, full sidewall, and 103mm underfoot. 48m turning tadius IIRC.

Still one of my all time favorite skis. The tip wasn't as stiff, though. It was more medium-stiff, in my opinion. Get it up to about 30mph, and I could generate enough force to put decent energy into it and tighten up the radius.

Since this thread is about hate, the Atomic Theory is up there for me.
post #73 of 73
Oh and Volkl RTM84 (or was it the 80?). Can't edit my previous post with Tapatalk.
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