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Metron Myths

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
I have perpetrated a Metron myth. In a couple of threads I have extolled the virtues of the Metron X (10) ski of this year. They rip on groomed there's no doubting that but as I hadn't had them on much else I questioned their versatility on soft and rougher snow owing to a slightly stiffer front end then other Metrons.

FLAWED!

Today at Sunshine when they opened Divide after 2 days and 50 -60 cm I skied them in fresh and lots of cut up. I skied at speed plowing through somewhat heavy cut up powder and launched into short turns at speed as the small bumps formed. Generally I tried to push these skis everyway I could to see their limits or where they bit back or held me back. Didn't find any.

Tracked smooth and solid through piles of crud went from wind scoured hard polished snow skiing fast in mid radius turns to wind deposited tracked up piles doing short radius. Easy to switch turn radius even as conditions varied wildly. Never once did the skis bite hard and hook on me as you might expect with 13m radius and slightly stiff front end.

Hiked up off Goats eye and skied mid calf wind compacted heavier snow with no real bottom and dicey light and felt the tips float up beautifully every turn. Got into some avie debris off the shoulder and plowed through smooth and predictable.

No versatility issues here. These skis rip. Really day to day skiing when are you really going to need tighter than a 13m radius ski? Even coming out of a tight line egress from chutes with trees and bumps and bobsleigh type feel really no need to slow down just keep going edge to edge.

Still haven't had them in big bumps but my concerns about them in there are now minimal to non existant.

WEEEEEEEEE!!!
post #2 of 25
Very nice! I'm hearing that these are the sweetest skis you've ever owned. Congratulations on finding a pair that works so well. They rip because you rip! No ski is going to do all that without a very skilled pilot. Glad you like them!
post #3 of 25
Are these as versatile as th B5's?
post #4 of 25
Also, you reference the "Metron X (10)." Is that the M:10?
post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jstraw
Are these as versatile as th B5's?
For me I think so. Just because they give more snap on groomed which I like so I give them the edge there. I'm thinking they will give at least as much in all the other stuff.

Yes it is the M:10. Just trying to differentiate so no one thinks I mean the M:eX.
post #6 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by telerod15
Very nice! I'm hearing that these are the sweetest skis you've ever owned. Congratulations on finding a pair that works so well. They rip because you rip! No ski is going to do all that without a very skilled pilot. Glad you like them!
Thanks, I like to think I can still have my moments. I don't actually own the skis, I may have to do something about that.
post #7 of 25
and people thought I was crazy to go with the M:11 instead of the B5...

Glad you like them.

I didn't love mine at first but as I get used to them I enjoy them more and more on different terrain.

Of course we haven't had too much non ice skiing yet.
post #8 of 25
Quick question..I see many references around here to what size the charts say they should ski this or that Atomic...I can't find this sort of guide anywhere on Atomic's web site. Anyone know where it is?
post #9 of 25
I usually ski the sl9 and was on my M11's at Copper during the snows...the ski did everything that I could ever have wanted, tight trees, steeps, bumps, powder and chop. I skied the B5's in Klosters last spring and they were a great ski as well, but for me the M11 was the way to go
post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 
I just searched for a link I thought I saw and found it but it appears to not link to anything now. It would be handy to have on line.
post #11 of 25
I have a friend, a very good skier, who after looking at the metron line decided the M10 in a 178 was the best for him. The slightly little less extreme sidecut was his biggest reason for going to the 10. It seems all the attention has been on the B5 and m ex, but I've been wondering if the M10 actually may be the best all round ski. Sounds like you agree.
post #12 of 25
Atomic wants you to go in to an "authirized dealer" to get the charts. Why a company thinks keeping info from a motivated prospective customer is a good idea beats me. Now, fullfilling my responsibility as the guy whose mission is to repost continually the following link, here it is...

http://www.backcountry.com/store/siz...?sizing_id=149
post #13 of 25
Thread Starter 
I think it's the sleeper in the line. My thinking was much the same for the sidecut. I hope he's a big guy, I skied the 10 in the 178 and it was a bunch of ski. Fine on the groomed but a bit much for me elsewhere. 5'10 185.
post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by spindrift
Atomic wants you to go in to an "authirized dealer" to get the charts. Why a company thinks keeping info from a motivated prospective customer is a good idea beats me. Now, fullfilling my responsibility as the guy whose mission is to repost continually the following link, here it is...

http://www.backcountry.com/store/siz...?sizing_id=149
hey I just found that too. Beat me to it.
post #15 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scalce
Of course we haven't had too much non ice skiing yet.
Those of us in the PNW don't wanna hear any whining from those of you with frozen water (of any sort) within, oh, let's say a parsec or two...

It is late January. I just got in from a trail run - I wore exactly what I would wear in June/July. I'm overheated. The Snoqualmie valley is still mostly flooded with what should be snow (although now you can mostly tell what part is the river) and the mountains have the amount of snow you'd expect to see in - you guessed it - June/July. So no whining from your end of the universe!!!!!!! :

Enjoy your Metrons. Mine are very sad & wanting snow...
post #16 of 25
I just skied the IX...review HERE. I was smitten with the Metron.
post #17 of 25
Myth: despite the tone of the comments around here, the metron does not, in fact, cure cancer and is not jesus christ reincarnated.
post #18 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by glint
Myth: despite the tone of the comments around here, the metron does not, in fact, cure cancer and is not jesus christ reincarnated.
In view of my experience on M:EX's last week at Sun Peaks, I'm reserving judgement on both of the above comments.

These skis took 20 years off my age. I'm a believer!
post #19 of 25
The B10 is the favorite of the owner of the shop I'm affiliated with. I haven't skied it yet. He likes it because of the narrower waist. I would say that Atomic redefined the all mountain ski with the metron line. Later, RicB.
post #20 of 25

Metron 10 sizing

Thanks Spendthrift, for the Atomic sizing link. I went on it and fall between the 164 and 172.
I'm throwing out to all you guys who have skied them what your advise might be.
I'm 5'9", 172 lbs.-advanced skier who goes all over the mountain so I want them to work well off piste and on groomers. [ I guess that's why i'm looking at the Metrons]. I ski almost exclusively out west as I own a 1/4 ownership at the Canyons in Utah. I also do 1 week a year in Colorado. Have yet to try Whistler, Sun Valley or Jackson Hole. Thanks, Bob
post #21 of 25
Metron B5.......... '05/'06

http://www.ski-sport.dk/media/stor_Atomic_Metron_B5.gif

uuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhh
post #22 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bati
Metron B5.......... '05/'06

http://www.ski-sport.dk/media/stor_Atomic_Metron_B5.gif

uuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhh

Any links to the rest of the 05-06 Metron line?
post #23 of 25
are you sure this is the 06 model ?
post #24 of 25
Yes, they look just the same as mine.....
post #25 of 25
Thread Starter 
More myths to dismiss. Today I skied the M:10 on steep narrow chutes in cut up wind slab and also in hard large bumps. Once again they were stellar at all times. Quick and nimble but still preditable on the tight steeps and smooth and quick through the bumps. Actually very quick edge to edge, moreso than I anticipated at this width under foot.

Man I love this ski, I just can't figure out what it might not do really well.

Someone somewhere asked if these skis were as quick edge to edge as some other favourite ski for skiing the bumps. My thought was it doesn't matter you don't necessarily ski the bumps the same on these but bottom line is they ski bumps very well. But there I was tossing in the quick half turns between bumps when they were off sized or changing line a little. They are quick and nimble and point the tip into any big bump or pile of crap and it just plows through smooth and predictable.

I really think this ski is the sleeper in the Metron line. It doesn't get the attention of the others but when the lights go out and party is on it's on top of the tables out shimmying the other bad boys.

Man I just had a ski test flash back trying to out cheese each other with the quotes for the magazine.
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