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Swap Salomon Supermountains for powder skis

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
The Salomon Supermountains are in good shape. They were demo skis before I bought them and have the typical cosmetic damage. I have probably 25 days on them. They are 186 in length and have Salomon Equipe S900 demo bindings on them. They were a little long for me and I have also since then acquired Rossi B2's (176) which ski similarly and are now my main ski.

I would like to swap the Supermountains for a powder ski, like a Chubb, Explosiv, Pocket Rocket, etc. I would be looking for something in the 175-180 length.

I could also pay some cash.
post #2 of 17
I have a 03/04 CMH vollkl I'm selling for $300, just tuned, looks new, drilled for salomon demos. How much extra will you give me for a trade?
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Sorry for the ignorance, but what is a CMH? What are the dimensions/length, etc.
post #4 of 17
CMH volkl expolsive (made 10 years ago for Canadian Mountain Holidays and them sold to the public as the explosive)
165 and 173 is what I have avail but they made a 180 and 190 also
95 under foot.
again same as the Volkl explosive in the stores, just a custom top sheet THis pair of 173 is 03/04 vintage
real email is
daveandb@telusplanet.net
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
Looking through the archives, and according to Bandit Man, 180 would probably be the length for me. It's tough when you can't demo. I'm 5-11 and about 168#. Let me know if you come across some CMH 180's and maybe we could do a trade then.

Bandit Man, if you see this would you agree with me? You're 175#'s and strong believer in 180 length rather than 173.

It's interesting, I ski a B2 and everything I read makes the Explosiv sound like a complete opposite stick but you can't find anyone really who doesn't like it.
post #6 of 17
The 173 has sold, but I have some other things avail that you might like.
In general as you go fatter you go shorter as the surface area is the same.

I have some 173 and 180 CMH that are a bit bent (bases like new, but a small bend), or a new pair of 175 volant chubbs.

http://tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21858

is the most up to date list for my stuff
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
How much does a minorly bent ski effect performance? Is it just visually disturbing or would I be able to feel it?
post #8 of 17
I would first bring it to a shop and try to get it straightened. Sometimes the ski will stay straight, sometimes not. (or bend it backwards your self)
If it is still bend you will not really feel it in soft snow, but will feel the tips wander on the harder snow.
post #9 of 17
Do you think that this will happen as I have others asking about the skis too?
post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by MAGNOE
Bandit Man, if you see this would you agree with me? You're 175#'s and strong believer in 180 length rather than 173.

It's interesting, I ski a B2 and everything I read makes the Explosiv sound like a complete opposite stick but you can't find anyone really who doesn't like it.
I would recommend the 180 for someone your size. However, you are right about the Explosiv being quite different than a B2. The Explosiv has little sidecut and is quite stiff. Those characteristics are what make it so nice in powder, especially at speed. If you are comfortable on the 176 B2, then the 173 might actually be the right size for you. Since you said that the 186 Supermountain felt long to you, the wider and quite stiffer Explosiv might feel like a plank, even in the 180. Obviously, a demo would settle it for you, but I thought I'd chime in anyhow.
post #11 of 17
I have bent 173 and 180 avail for trade, but soon I hope.
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Mtnlion,
Thanks for your patience and input. If you have other guys interested, by all means get the deal done with them.

I have a gut feeling that the Explosiv may not be the ski for me from reading all the research on this sight (what a great sight!). I'm really looking for a powder ski and I tend to like softer skis since I love the B2.
Bandit Man is probabl right that the 180 would probably feel plankish and stiff, and the 173 would probaby too short for a good powder ride.

I'll continue looking and maybe get back to you if you can't get those skis moved.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by MAGNOE
Mtnlion,
I'm really looking for a powder ski and I tend to like softer skis since I love the B2.
You'd probably like a Pocket Rocket, Seth Pistol, Scratch BC, or Mad Trix Mojo. All are 90+ in the waist and have a softer flex. They are by no means too soft (well, the PR does have the moniker as the "blue noodle"), but are more powder skis than crud busters. Since you like that B2 feel, put the BC at the top of the demo list.
post #14 of 17
OK so how much just to sell the SM's?
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
Mntlion,
I sent you an e-mail yesterday.
Let me know if you don't get it.
post #16 of 17
did you get the reply?
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hi Mtnlion,
I've been away for Christmas and still can't access my e-mail. I'll contact you when I get back.
Thanks.
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