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post #181 of 199
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Originally Posted by Highway Star
I don't trust people who trust jigs. PERIOD.

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=37360

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Your point? it was a bad jig. Big effin deal. I had a bad date once...it doesn't mean I am gonna stay at home and "satisfy myself" instead of *dating. But..in that example, I am getting a clearer picture of how you spend your nights.

* I am married, it is only an "example" but I still think it explains Highway Star a bit more.
post #182 of 199
I think we need to get HS and TCS together...
post #183 of 199
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Originally Posted by Mr Hazmat
Holy Crap! 6 pages of point-counterpoint and my 175 M:ex's just arrived today. They are to supplement my Volkl 5*'s that I use for 90% of my eastern skiing. I am hoping some day to actually find powder (or some form thereof) on my excursions out west, which was my intent when purchasing them. After reading this lengthy diatribe I wonder if I have wasted money? Living in VA. does not allow much demo'ing, so am left with all the hype. BTW, 225#, 6'0, Level 6-7. Anyway, when there is snow it's all good!
Mine arrived last Wednesday.175CM, 175# 6`1,Level8.Mounted and adjusted the Neox412 `s last Friday night. Nice skis! Getting the urge to wax this weekend! My other skis are Volkl P60 SC`s which will be used 50% of the time.I still have room for 1 more set of new skis in my quiver.What will I buy next?
post #184 of 199
You know, I didn't see that many metrons out at Killington this weekend...but maybe they were sticking to the groomers.....?
post #185 of 199
How about this, since you have applied so much energy to this topic: Leave here, read up on modern skiing, do some research on equipment, get a few lessons, and come back when something useful hits you...
Later
GREG
post #186 of 199
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Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
How about this, since you have applied so much energy to this topic: Leave here, read up on modern skiing, do some research on equipment, get a few lessons, and come back when something useful hits you...
Later
GREG
Were you skiing this weekend? Or did you see fit to pass up some of the best early season skiing ever?
post #187 of 199
No, I'm busy getting an education so I will be able to fire people like you someday.
post #188 of 199
You're Fired! (with Donald Trump hand motion). Sorry it was just too easy.
post #189 of 199
Shouldn't you be selling baseball cards?
Later
GREG
post #190 of 199
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Originally Posted by Rossi00
You're Fired!
This thread should be fired, closed, put to rest. It has drifted so far (and I am part of the drift) plus the origonal poster bought his M10's and is no longer in need of guudance or some of the missguidance that thas thread has generated.
post #191 of 199
God forbid anyone would question the epicski conventional wisdom...
post #192 of 199
Thread Starter 

Metron M10 update

Here is an update on the Metron M10, now that I've skied them two days at Sugarbush North. Note: tester is 5'11" 165 lb, advanced ability level.

The short story- these skis rip!
The cons: heavy with Neox 412 bindings

OK, now that I've had a few days to commune with my Metrons, I understand what all the buzz is about. This ski really can do it all. Great edge hold on hardpack, carves like a monster, blasts through crud and good float in deeper snow and chop. No problem in bumps. The skis are heavy to carry and I've never try hiking up Mad River with them on my back, but you don't notice the weight when you're skiing them. And the weight is really mostly in the binding, not so much in the ski.

With these skis, I feel I finally have a ski that matches my ability level. If you have strong legs and you stay over these skis they will reward you and take you everywhere you want to go. Don't lapse attention though or lean back.... They are moderately stiff, I wouldn't want them much stiffer, because I like the way they turn in softer snow and in bumps.

At speed, well these skis rip. I could see myself wanting to use these on a NASTAR course in the midst of a day of freeskiing. They are just a blast to ski, very stable at speed and very predictable carving.

The big shovels at the front will blast through crud and broken snow or heavier machine made snow.

I like to ski these skis with a wide stance, and again you can carve on one edge or both. Unless you're on glare ice they won't skid out form under you. I haven't had that much chance to ski the Metrons in deeper snow, but the few powder caches I did find, the float felt good and again they are fairly easy turning for a stiffer ski.

This is a ski which will reward your efforts if you like to ski aggressively, so no regrets!




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Originally Posted by dantelman
Hey all you Metron-heads. I thought I'd give y'all a heads up and let you know how things turned out. I decided to go with the (2004/5) Metron M10, 171 cm. I found a shop in Washington (www.proskiguy.com) that has them. The price, w/ Neox 412 bindings was $534, includes free shipping.
post #193 of 199
Awesome! Thanks for letting us know...
post #194 of 199
Just as an addition. HS and I have since skied together, him on his M:EX's and me on my M:11's. For his style of (very good) skiing the M:EX is a fine choice and for my style of (also very good) skiing, I am happy with my M:11's. I do think that I would be happier on his EX's than he would be on my 11's.

But I will say in our numerous lift rides, we agreed about many htings much more frequently than we disagreed in this thread.
post #195 of 199
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Originally Posted by dantelman
. The skis are heavy to carry and I've never try hiking up Mad River with them on my back, but you don't notice the weight when you're skiing them. And the weight is really mostly in the binding, not so much in the ski.

The big shovels at the front will blast through crud and broken snow or heavier machine made snow.

Those Neox bindings are something else. Nice action but they do weigh a bit. I guess this year's are a bit lighter.

My M10's have no weight problem. When they came the only bindings I had available for them was an unmounted pair of device 310's that came with some skis if my wife's which I mounted with AT bindings. I wanted to try the skis and found the device plate fits right on the Metron plate at a reasonable stack height (less than FIS maximum). The bindings are cheapo plastic but they have just enough DIN and work so well I left them on. Not as macho as my 6-14 race bindings but light weight and they work.
post #196 of 199

I can't decide - M10's vs M11's

I already posted in another topic but I think it was dead. I can't make up my mind so I thought maybe some of you experts might be able to help me....
I'm split between buying the atomic metron m11's and the m10's.: I can get them both for about $400 with neox 422 bindings. The m11's cost slightly more, but from what I've read they seem slightly better. I've skied for about ten years and am a intermediate-advanced skier (I ski some double blacks at Toas, NM and blacks at whistler, but that's my limit). I'm fairly aggressive and like bumps, powder and trees (when I can find them), but don't enjoy groomed trails that much, though they are probably what I'll be skiing on most. I weigh about 110 pounds, however, and am 5'6". I'm looking at m11 152's and m10 150's. Please help me decide which is a better ski for me! Thanks A Lot.
post #197 of 199
and asnwered in the other thread.
post #198 of 199

bump for TBT

post #199 of 199

Funny, when we were skiing at Beaver Creek last February we saw this "his/hers" combo of skis sitting outside of the locker room. 

Usually its his skis that are new and hers that are in need of replacing. 

 

Meanwhile, this cracked me up!

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Highway Star
I don't trust people who trust jigs. PERIOD.

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=37360

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Your point? it was a bad jig. Big effin deal. I had a bad date once...it doesn't mean I am gonna stay at home and "satisfy myself" instead of *dating. But..in that example, I am getting a clearer picture of how you spend your nights. 

* I am married, it is only an "example" but I still think it explains Highway Star a bit more.
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