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I'm 35yo 6'1" 230. I'm looking for new ski's. I demoed K2 chiefs, recons, and others last year. I loved the fat chiefs, but were a bit boardish in the bumps and groomers. I've been looking for a great all mountain ski and came down to two choices the K2 Outlaw and the Volkl AC4. My connections are out of Outlaws all together and I can only get AC4's in 184cm, the 191's are out. Since reading ALL of the posts I'm now considering the Mantra's, but don't know how verstile they'll be. I want great pow/crud, yet able to still have fun with family on groomers and medium size bumps after the good stuff is tracked out. If I can only get the Mantra's (waiting for call) in 184's what should I go with. AC4's 184's or Mantra's 184's. I'd like the 191's, but out. (whew)...Help.
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Thread Starter 
Another factor I failed to mention...I like to ski the trees on the edge of the runs while kids on groomed. Will the Mantra's be quick enough for me with the turns or AC4 better? I'd like the Mantra with the 94 underfoot for better pow. Has anyone skied the Chief and the Mantra, and how do they compare? Too many questions, but want right choice for one skiish quiver.
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To bad you live in Utah. The AC4 would be a great ski for you here in the east.

I would still bet the AC4 is the ski one want to be on everyday, so to speak.
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[quote=Max Capacity]To bad you live in Utah.

Max, you're making me laugh.
post #5 of 5
Enjoy your new Mantras. BTW, you need the extra width for float. No problem with tight turns. Chiefs and Mantras have been compared in the past. Chief is much more single purpose for powder, and you did well to put them through the bumps. Having to chose between AC4 and Mantra...I wish I had your problems. :
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