New memeber here. This is a great site and I approeciate the help. I posted previously about a pair of Dynastar Troblemakers that I won in a golf tournament that are probably a bit short for me. Having seent he replies (thanks to all that replied) I think I agree that this ski will not support my needs in an all mountain type of ski. I've been skiing 2003 Atomic C11's for the most part the last couple of years. I love these skis. However, they suck in the crud and obviously they can not be used on poweder days. I have an old pair of first generation Bandits that I use on those occasions, but they are growing tired. I saw a pair of 2004 Volkl 5 stars here locally for short money with S912TI bindings. I'm not a Salomon bindings fan as the toe screws loosen repeatedly. Regardless, how much wider under foot are these Volkl 5 stars to my 2003 C11's? Would I get a bit more versatility out of the 5 stars? I'll continue to ski my c11's on the groomers and on the days when I have the strenth to ski at speeds right down the fall line, but I'm in need of something that I can take in the glades, use on a pwder day, in the bumps, and in the crud (ie. a more true all moutain ski) Will I be happy with the 5 stars? I'm 6 foot 210 lbs and 40 years old. The 5 stars I have my eye on are 175's so I'm happy with the length, and again I can pick them up for $250 with the S912TI's. Thanks to all for your help!
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5/24/05 at 7:37am