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Any thoughts on a solid set of all-mountain skis for a level 7 - 8 skier. In particular, suggestions as to anything from the 2004/2005 line that I might find on close-out would be appreciated. I am just now making the switch from my old Atomic straight skis. I have looked into the Atomic Metron M:9 and the C:9 and just wanted to get some additional input as to other brands and models that people like.

Also, in the Atomic bindings, I would appreciate any thoughts that people might have on the Device 310 Race bindings versus the Neox 412 Silver.
post #2 of 5
My son (15) and I (50) are roughly equal to where you are. He bought C9's (device 310) and I bought Metron M9 (Neox 412). He preferred the carving ski feeling of the C9's (he previously had E7's) and I liked the wider ride of the metrons which suits my style and like of shorter skis. Couldn't go wrong with either.

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Originally Posted by RSaw
Any thoughts on a solid set of all-mountain skis for a level 7 - 8 skier. In particular, suggestions as to anything from the 2004/2005 line that I might find on close-out would be appreciated. I am just now making the switch from my old Atomic straight skis. I have looked into the Atomic Metron M:9 and the C:9 and just wanted to get some additional input as to other brands and models that people like.

Also, in the Atomic bindings, I would appreciate any thoughts that people might have on the Device 310 Race bindings versus the Neox 412 Silver.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
You didn't find the width cumbersome at all? My only concern on the M:9 is that I've never skied aomething with that fat a tip. Also, for comparison, what length did each of you go with?
post #4 of 5
I have the M:9 too and it's great. If you don't ski with your feet glue together than the fat tip won't bother you.

I have size 164
post #5 of 5
Cumbersome? Heck no. It's all about a good stance and form. Ski these correctly and they are a blast. I actually ended up with 157's -- my metron numbers came in at the next size, but I found my skiing was much faster and cleaner on the lower size. I demoed both.

I find the right stance easy as I figure skated as a teen and the body position seems very similar and familiar to me.

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Originally Posted by RSaw
You didn't find the width cumbersome at all? My only concern on the M:9 is that I've never skied aomething with that fat a tip. Also, for comparison, what length did each of you go with?
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