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Skis I tried over the weekend

post #1 of 17
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Goode C66

I skied this in a 160, I do feel it was too short, with that said, it did not handle varied conditions well. As a groomer/carver, it felt like a scaple. Once it got into mashed potatoes, the ski just got flustered. The ski is very light but that was not a hinderance but it felt fake and limited. The origonal Goodes resinated noise through the ski, these did not. The ski didn't feel like it had a "soul". I still would like to try the C74.


Dynastar Cross 10

178 cm. 175 cm. Nice ski, solid, not overly quick edge to edge. Nothing "special" as a ski, but in no way did it embarass its self. Good ski, if you found a "deal" on it. Go for it. Dynastar used to be one of the lighter skis out there, now are one of the heavier ones...why?


Volant Platinum

New ski for 05. Where Dynastars are getting heavier, Volants are lightening up. The new core, synthetic this year, is letting Volants getting lighter and livelier. Atomics influence is felt in the edge and base quality.

Testing Conditions:

12/5 Hunter Mountain. Conditions for the day varied from 30 deg wind blown up top to mashed potatoes and the bottom of the mountain.
post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese

Dynastar Cross 10

178 cm. 175 cm. Nice ski, solid, not overly quick edge to edge. Nothing "special" as a ski, but in no way did it embarass its self. Good ski, if you found a "deal" on it. Go for it. Dynastar used to be one of the lighter skis out there, now are one of the heavier ones...why?
How hard did you push this ski? The SC 10 excells when pushed hard at speed. If you're just cruising, it's nothing special.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Coach13
How hard did you push this ski? The SC 10 excells when pushed hard at speed. If you're just cruising, it's nothing special.
And it wasn't anything special. No, I wasn't pushinging it "hard", I personally want a ski that has a larger perfromance window and is not just a high speed machine. I think with todays technology, a ski can do both.
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
And it wasn't anything special. No, I wasn't pushinging it "hard", I personally want a ski that has a larger perfromance window and is not just a high speed machine. I think with todays technology, a ski can do both.
I agree with you, there are skis that do both well. The Fischer RX 8 & 9 are an example of this. I own both the SC 10 and the RX 8, but typically grab the RX 8 when I head out to the hill.
post #5 of 17
Coach, when are you going to rep for Fischer?
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by gonzostrike
Coach, when are you going to rep for Fischer?
That'd work. Maybe then I could afford more of them.
post #7 of 17
I'm confused. Why would anyone buy a groomer ski for skiing slow?
post #8 of 17
Rio, we have to cut Phil some slack. he's in Joisey for pete's sake.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Rio
I'm confused. Why would anyone buy a groomer ski for skiing slow?
You could do what I did and buy 1 pair for every interval of speed.
post #10 of 17
I bow to you, the king of equipment whores
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Taylormatt
I bow to you, the king of equipment whores
That's me. Over equipped & under talented.
post #12 of 17
I'm looking for a good grass/mud ski. Got any suggestions? I prefer something easy to turn at low speeds.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Taylormatt
I'm looking for a good grass/mud ski. Got any suggestions? I prefer something easy to turn at low speeds.
That's a tough one. I've got a pair of worn Dock Siders I could send you. They don't turn that great but they go like crazy in grass and mud and maintain their tune forever.

My mistake...you said low speeds. These only perform at speed.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by gonzostrike
Rio, we have to cut Phil some slack. he's in Joisey for pete's sake.

Actually from PA. What did I miss?
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Coach13
That's a tough one. I've got a pair of worn Dock Siders I could send you. They don't turn that great but they go like crazy in grass and mud and maintain their tune forever.

My mistake...you said low speeds. These only perform at speed.
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #16 of 17
Hey, Phil, what about the Metrons?!
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by ssh
Hey, Phil, what about the Metrons?!

Conditions were "marginal", they didn't want to let them out. I couldn't blame them.
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