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Atomic: Metron M:10 HELP!!!

post #1 of 15
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Hello - I am an intermediate to intermediate/advanced skiier. Basically run the blues and the blue/blacks. I have decided to buy my own equipment. I have found an AWSOME deal on the Atomic Metron M:10's, but just don't know if it's too much ski for me, or if I may grow into it. It's big and fat, which I think I like. They have a pair of 171cm, which I believe to be slightly large for me, but not bad. I am 6'1" tall and 190lbs. They will mostly be used out west in CO. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I have a deposit down on them. Just FYI the price I got on these are $479. for the ski's, and $179. for the Atomic bindings to match. Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 15

Atomic M10s

Go for it.

Robscapes just bought the M10 in the 171. I demo'd the M9 in a 164 but I'm buying the 171 (5'11", 220#). Phil Pugliese just traded in his 162 M11s for 172s.

Enjoy!
post #3 of 15
5'11" 200 here, the 162 was too short, the 172's will be perfect.
post #4 of 15
Phil I believe was on the 9 which is a slightly softer more forgiving ski. I'm on the 10 in 171 and I'm 5'10 185. You're certainly in the ball park size wise as to skiing level you may find them a handful in some situations at first. It's a stinkin' good deal and it's not like you're way off base and they are a swwweeeeett ski. Go for it.
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I'm 160 lbs and first went for the 171 cm. It was too much of a ski for my weight so I changed for a pair of 164 cm, which were perfect for me with regards to the stiffness of the ski.

171 cm for an intermediate/advanced skier at 190 lbs should be perfect. I don't know about the prices in the US, but honestly it doesn't sound that cheap. I gave around 600 USD for my set in Chamonix a couple of weeks ago, and it seems that the Metrons haven really taken off here in Europe like in North America.

I have seen many M10's unsold in the shops (at around 850 USD) that I guess they will have to clear for below 600 USD before the season is over. When I talk to sales people in the shops they rarely recommend the Metrons but prefer to sell the Monster 75 instead. Why I don't know, maybe it's because they haven't tested the Metrons and are a bit afraid to recommend them. Have you had similar experience in NA or are your sales people more skilled?
post #6 of 15
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I got my M:10's for $479. plus $179. for the Atomic binding. So the deal I got I think was AWSOME. I was at a different shop that was selling the M:9's for $549 on sale. I didn't know prices varied this much. Now I can't wait to get on them next week in Summit County. Let's just hope the snow picks-up some. I was at Winter Park a few weeks ago and the conditions were terrible, it was hard packed crud.
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Originally Posted by naperguy
I got my M:10's for $479. plus $179. for the Atomic binding. So the deal I got I think was AWSOME. I was at a different shop that was selling the M:9's for $549 on sale. I didn't know prices varied this much. Now I can't wait to get on them next week in Summit County. Let's just hope the snow picks-up some. I was at Winter Park a few weeks ago and the conditions were terrible, it was hard packed crud.

I saw the same thing in VT. The first shop I was in, on the access road, had the XI's for $699.00. Joe Jones, on Rt 4 in Rutland had them for $516.00. I was able to scare up some Neox 412's for $100.00/shipped so I am happy. $616.00, plus being able to upgrade after 3 days on snow.
post #8 of 15
$100???? Phil, did you have a gun with you when you got that price?
Naperguy, you're going to love your M10's. Don't let some of the posts that say they can be squirely at speed scare you. If you stay out over the tips they'll do anything you want them to do and be rock stable at speed. ENJOY!
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Robscapes
$100???? Phil, did you have a gun with you when you got that price?

No kidding...Can you get more at that price?? :
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by dupersc
No kidding...Can you get more at that price?? :

Sorry, it was his only pair. He had them to show what they looked like on Volants.
post #11 of 15
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OK - back from Summit County and figured I'd fill all of you in on my personal opinions of the M-10's. On cruiser blue runs these things turn like a dream. Putting them on a slight edge makes beautiful arch turns. Very comfortable and powerful ski for cruising around. One note throughout this review: Heaviest ski I have ever been on. These things weigh a ton.... Moving up to a little more difficult terrain I noticed the tails can get a little "squirly" - please note that I am an intermediate skier, so this could have been my doing. This is where a lighter ski would have been easier for ME to control. All in all I am glad I went with them. They are definitely more ski than I need, but I am hoping to advance into the ski. Another thing I noticed with the weight of the ski, if I hit some small bumps, they were more difficult to get in control by being so heavy. In a perfect world, I would probably choose the M-9's (lightest of all the Metrons) if I could do it over.
post #12 of 15
I just ordered a pair of these for $278
http://www.backcountry.com/store/ATO...lpine-Ski.html
Ack!! I don't need more skis! This seemed like a good price though.
Do they require the Neox binding?
I think I got the last 171's but they have 178s and 155 M11s
post #13 of 15
I mounted Markers on my M:9, which was the recalled model so I'm waiting for the replacement.

That is great deal on the M:10. I got my M:9 for $250 which I thought was a great deal but backcountry price is even better. Only they have long sizes.


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post #14 of 15

M10 with 412 Neox binding Ebay Buy Now Auction

I just bought the M10 / 164 with 412 Neox bindings on an Ebay "Buy Now" Auction for $489 plus $30 to ship (and NYS tax). Last pair at that length in stock from SkisAreUS in Rome NY. Search eBay for Metron.
I'm 5'9" at 160lbs. Will post a review after this weekend. gordo
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by newfydog
I just ordered a pair of these for $278
http://www.backcountry.com/store/ATO...lpine-Ski.html

Do they require the Neox binding?
To answer my own question, no but you have to drill the plate at the pre designated dimples. I pulled a slick one--I had the plate and bindings from a device 310 I took off a pair of skis to mount with AT bindings. The device plate goes right on the Metron plate, with the total lift being just a bit less than a 614. Cheap bindings but they seem to work well and being all plastic, they are really light.

Great skis by the way.
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