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Volant Chubb or Machete?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ok I am interested in buying either the Chubb or the Chubb Machete. As you can probably tell this will be my powder ski to complement my normal Atomic C9 ski in a 190 length. I was thinking of either ski in a 185 but which one is the question? I have little experience in powder but I consider myself a level 7/8 skier and will take on anything on the mountain with the exception of some moguls. I have really only skied in powder about 3 seperate times and that was with some old elans of mine that were even narrower then my C9's. After I got the hang of it I did as well as I could have expected on the skis I was using. I see that the chubb is more for intermediates rather then experts and that the machete is more for experts.

Does anyone have any feedback either?
post #2 of 16
If you want the best powder ski, get the Chubb. If you want a more versatile ski that might be a little tough in powder if it is too stiff or too long, get the Machette.

Doug
post #3 of 16
Go a tad shorter. Either the Chubb for Machette (FB) would be a great choice for you.
post #4 of 16
REI-Outlet has just dropped its prices on its clearance skis, which include the Volant Sin for around $168 (165cm only), and Chubbs for around $220 (most lengths). Also some other leftover skis & bindings too.

-Karl
post #5 of 16
Sports Authority had the Machetes for $80 (good selection) when I was there on Sunday (East Hanover, NJ, but maybe others have the same selection? Worth a call)
post #6 of 16
Did sports authority have the machete sins for 80$?!?!
post #7 of 16
SA is unloading Volant big time. My local store had FB's for $100 in all sizes.
post #8 of 16
jalexanderSports Authority had the Machetes for $80 (good selection) when I was there on Sunday (East Hanover, NJ, but maybe others have the same selection? Worth a call)



I went to that very store yesterday and the price was back to $160. The 50% off already reduced was actually meant to be 50% of marked or msrp but not off the Lowest marked. Sucks because they had a pair of screams that would have been a nice addition:
post #9 of 16
Would anyone be willing to buy and ship some Volant FB's (175) for me for $100 and I can reward them for doing so?
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry Dunn
Would anyone be willing to buy and ship some Volant FB's (175) for me for $100 and I can reward them for doing so?
I was there today, they are $199 not $100. Sports Authority has some killer deals on anyting related to skiing. I have never seen the North Face products so cheap. I am about to go splurge on Volant FB's!
post #11 of 16
Gee you could recycle the metal in those skis for more then $80.00
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Utah49
Gee you could recycle the metal in those skis for more then $80.00
You know Utah I was thinking of that. I know that steel is pretty high priced today and was wondering if someone might do that.
post #13 of 16

for those on the fence...

...i know for a fact there is one less pair of the chubbs in 185 at rei outlet.

http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?storeId=8001&catalogId=40000008001& productId=47840622&parent_category_rn=22000425&vca t=OUTLET_SEARCH
post #14 of 16
Odyssey gona be mad at you
post #15 of 16
I just skied my new (EBAY@$127.00) chubbs, 185cm, in hike-accessable backcounty Mt.Baker
WA this past wknd, and aside from carry weight, the chubbs were awsome. I'm 5'10, 165lb,
expert NW powder/crud skier ... and my other skis are 184cm Atomic REX which didn't always
have the float I wanted. Chubbs had excellent float, turned fast, and very stable
blasting in steep untracked pow, or crud. Exceeded expectations. I was worried that I might
need machete FBs but since I already have stiff wide REX, the chubbs are a good compliment.
Possible that 175cm chubbs might also be OK since they seem to run big. Only complaint
is the carry weight which left bruises on my r-shoulder. Didn't notice the weight skiing at-all.
post #16 of 16

they arrived

jeeeeeeezzeusss, these things are HUGE .

(Hey D, the Odysseys are great in the rocks, too. )
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