Toronto, I have no experience on the PE. With regard to the Mantra, I have skied it on bulletproof to deep pow. I did not like it when shards of ice broke off under the edges and made the ski noisy. But it held. It will go any where, any time, any condition. It excels at anything that you don't bounce off of hard. It will still deal with ice, chickenheads, coral reef and otherwise crappy conditions, but my personal preference is to go to my 6 stars at that point. Powder, crud, soft corn, slush, groomers, its all good...excellent. The Manta skis these conditons without hesitation. As conditions firm and become faster, I like to get to bigger sidecuts, shorter lengths and more rebound. Nice to have a choice.
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10/12/05 at 9:35pm