Originally Posted by DaMtnRider
Is it worth the price to go Metron?
I've never skied the R:EX, but I've been on Atomics for awhile (R:11 Puls, etc.). I just purchased the M:EX. The M:EX is the best ski I've owned out of perhaps 60 skis over 30 years (I'm a gear geek).
To have a ski this wide - 84 mm - with this much edge-hold and responsiveness is almost erie.
The ski initiates turns effortlessly due to a relatively softer shovel (puls technolgoy) than the R:EX and a bit more sidecut (19 meters at 175 cm).
The edges bite like a shark and the ski hauls like a freight train - super stable and confidence inspiring.
Even on steeps, it's surprisingly quick and maneuverable. You've just got to keep a bit of pressure on the boot tongues.
I haven't tried it in deep powder, but here it's also supposed to be superior to the R:EX, due to the softer shovel and slightly wider tip and tail.
The M:EX was supposed to become part of my "quiver". It's now become THE quiver. I don't use anything else.