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Volk G4 and Dynstar Legend Pro? What's next?

post #1 of 9
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My last favorite skis were 2005 Dynastar Legend Pro. Before that  Volkl G4. I like those fast GS and wide boards. 

 

Currently riding a pair of Volkl RTM84 171, which I find a bit err...lacking. Also have a pair of Rossi Super 7's for powder days which I am fine with. 

 

What should I try next for cruising around Whistler? 

 

I am 53, 511 240# so I temper out the skis a bit with weight. Been skiing my entire life. 

 

Someone suggested Rossi E 98? 

 

 

 

post #2 of 9

 Never skied the G4 or RTM but if you liked the LEGEND PRO I think you might like these.  Blizzard Brahma in a 184.    Dynastar Powertrack 89 180 and up .  if you want wider Cham 97 HM or the new 2.0 in mid 180's   atomic Vantage 100in a 180 or up.     the newer skis feel a bit shorter than they are because of the rocker.  at your height,weight,skill level  I would not go below 180.

post #3 of 9

A Kastle MX88 would give you the wide GS ski feel you like with full camber. The MX98 would also be excellent. Head's new Monster series feels very 'traditional' and are definitely worth a good look. If you like wider skis, the Salomon Q Lab is worth a look.

 

I suspect that camber is your friend, skis with too much rocker probably won't do it for you.

post #4 of 9
Those were two of my favorites as well, in the biggest sizes.
I'm on the 184 MX98 now @5'7"& 180,
and it's just a little more versitle LP.
Depending on where you ski, you might try the 194, if you can find them.
post #5 of 9

I loved the Dynastar Legend series, and still keep 8k's and MR's on the least coast.

 

This is what I have that lives at Whistler, and think works perfectly for that area:

 

 

MX88 for hard snow days

MX108 for not so hard, but still not powdery (or just want to bomb at Mach-stoopid)

Blizzard Cochise for softer days schralping bowls - perfect for high speed Glacier runs

Nodica Patron for soft and snowy days

post #6 of 9

Nice !

post #7 of 9
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A Kastle MX88 would give you the wide GS ski feel you like with full camber. The MX98 would also be excellent. Head's new Monster series feels very 'traditional' and are definitely worth a good look. If you like wider skis, the Salomon Q Lab is worth a look.

I suspect that camber is your friend, skis with too much rocker probably won't do it for you.

I second the monster. Tried most of the 88s last year including mobster prototype and liked it the best. Maybe I'm a wimp but didn't like the mx88 in bumps, felt a tiny bit one dimensional on groomers. Liked the brahma a bunch and the stockli SR.88 was almost perfect except for the tapered tip that I didn't think it should have. In the end, the monster gave me mx88 power on groomers and forgiving in bumps. Perfect for firm snow day for me
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
 

I loved the Dynastar Legend series, and still keep 8k's and MR's on the least coast.

 

This is what I have that lives at Whistler, and think works perfectly for that area:

 

 

MX88 for hard snow days

MX108 for not so hard, but still not powdery (or just want to bomb at Mach-stoopid)

Blizzard Cochise for softer days schralping bowls - perfect for high speed Glacier runs

Nodica Patron for soft and snowy days

 

By the way, that picture was taken on the balcony of the Hilton Whistler looking out over the driving range, after a tuning session with those guys last season (see the elastic bands on the brakes), so it's a real, been there, done that Whistler quiver.

post #9 of 9
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Tried the Blizzard Brahma today. Loved them on the hard groomers and OK on the bumps too. I tried the MX98  earlier in the year did not like the way they skidded around the ice. Might try the Head's next, seems all the shops in town like them. 

 

But Wow on the Brahma's . Really surprised me. 

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