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post #31 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeffW
At last count, I've got six different pairs of skis in the quiver - including 3 other fatties and the Explosivs get the call about 80% of the time. It's a shame Volkl's killing them off after this year
Is the Mantra supposed to be the "replacement"?

post #32 of 50

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(from word of mouth.....Dynastar Legend 8000s, Pros, or Elan M777s)

....however, I could do both with my Elan S10s: ....however I finally got the chance to hop onto some Explosivs(for the 1st time...)...just yesterday...WOW..

Steve
post #33 of 50
I have yet to try them on ice or hardpack, but for everything else,

Elan M666 Fusion
post #34 of 50
A pair of G4's.
post #35 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by warren
Is the Mantra supposed to be the "replacement"?
Yep, with more sidecut and supposedly a little softer flex.
post #36 of 50
Spatulas.
post #37 of 50
Coach13 and nhskier hit the nail on the head. The Legend 8000 will do ANYTHING you want it ito and therefore wins hands down as the best all round ski (in my opinion, of course!).
post #38 of 50
stockli stormrider XL - mid fat with race stock construction - is that the definition of what you are looking for?
post #39 of 50
veritgo G4 has been mentioned. Super ski, discontinued, right? It's an animal! The 724 Pro is volkl's more recent option. Not as stiff, easier to ski, still great in crud, not bad in powder and can rip GS turns as well.

I think that a wider powder ski would be my choice since those opportunities would warrant greater consideration. You could always sit out an icy day to capitalize on the powder to come!
post #40 of 50
another vote for the explosiv...

but if i was that rich i'd take a völkl gotama and only ski in the super deep.
post #41 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by unionbowler
another vote for the explosiv...
+ 1 ...but for the West. Not the East.
post #42 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim S
+ 1 ...but for the West. Not the East.
Jim - it works there too - even in the nitty gritty thick trees at the Glen and on Castlerock chair.

problem is, the speed limit on the ski is a "little" above what most people ski back there (due to narrow trails and lots of people, not inferior skill)- take it from experience! so it's not always the best choice, but still rips - just have to dial it in harder!
post #43 of 50
The Apache Recon by K2 is the 1 Neo.The ( 1 HITTA QUITTA ).
post #44 of 50
Depends on what is meant by versatile...If you want carving-crud-gs then I'm not sure...but if you through park,bumps,powder,trees then the only ski that can do all of that is the head madtrix...though it is by far not the best at any one of them...
post #45 of 50
Atomic Metron: EX. Floats like a full fat, carves cleanly on hardpack, handles ice with aplomb, loves speed and can manage moderate moguls. Best all-round ride I've ever had.
post #46 of 50
Atomic metron B5. Later, RicB.
post #47 of 50
Atomics are heavy if you will hike though....
post #48 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duke
Spatulas.
I will raise your Spatula with an Elan Stealth.
post #49 of 50
I don't get out much.......so all I ever ski on are carve skis. I guess whatever floats your boat.;-)
post #50 of 50
I'd take last season's Völkl Supersport 5 Stars, but that's just me.

eugen
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