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post #31 of 48
ldrjax, what did you end buying ? M9 10 or 11 ? and what's your conclusion ?
I tried the M10 157cm last week end and loved them, although I found them a little bit too stiff for my taste. I'm considering getting the M9, but haven't got a chance to try them, and I am hesitant since and several people in this forum them not as reponsive as the M10.
The other deal breaker is the weight. Not a problem when skiing, but definitely a problem on the lifts without foot rest.
Would anyone recommend the Device 310 over the Neox ? Some shops match the M9 one binding or the other without clear reason, beside trying to lower
the price.
post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by whitebear
ldrjax, what did you end buying ? M9 10 or 11 ? and what's your conclusion ?
I tried the M10 157cm last week end and loved them, although I found them a little bit too stiff for my taste. I'm considering getting the M9, but haven't got a chance to try them, and I am hesitant since and several people in this forum them not as reponsive as the M10.
The other deal breaker is the weight. Not a problem when skiing, but definitely a problem on the lifts without foot rest.
Would anyone recommend the Device 310 over the Neox ? Some shops match the M9 one binding or the other without clear reason, beside trying to lower
the price.
If you "demo''d the 10, it might have had the demo trak binding on it, which is indeed heavy. Which ever Metron you choose, get the 05-06 Neox. They are significanly lighter than the 04-05. I skied the M9 and was still impressed with it, but if you can adjust to the stiffer 10, it will give you "more" ski to grow with especially in the east where the extra stiffness will give you a better hold on the harder snow. If you are west, the 9 will be fine. The devise series of binding is being discontinued for a new generation of binding for 07.
post #33 of 48
Phil: Your signature line obviously indicates a love for Metron! Here's my story. I'm 48, 6'-0", 195#, solid 8 skier. Have skied Rossi Bandit XX 177's past 3-4 years. New technologies dictated time to upgrade. I demoed B3's (182's) last month @ Alta while my buddy demoed M:EX 175's. Funny thing, he bought B3's and I bought M:EX's (175's). Neither of us has demoed the skis we purchased! He loved his B3's @ Beaver Creek last weekend and informed me that the biggest difference he noted was the B3's were not as good as M:EX's on their edges on the groomers. I would expect that. I did not buy M:EX's for groomers. Bought more for crud and powder capabilities. Whatever... I'm sure I'll figure out how to ski them in a host of conditions and love em'. Heading to Breckenridge and Vail for the weekend (nice fresh snow!) Question is, never having skied them, what should I expect? Thanks, Mark
post #34 of 48
By the way, I should also tell you I bought last years M:EX with Neox 412's if that tells you anything. I knew going in the binding weight differences and titanium/kevlar differences. Nonetheless, I saw and heard plenty of good things about these skis last year, so took the plunge and saved a bunch of $$.
post #35 of 48
I'm in the same position as exoman. I bought these on Cheap and Steep and bought last year's Neox at a big discount as well (knowing the weight issues). The total was about $335, a great deal!

I haven't had a chance to ski them yet (being here in PA). It looks like it could be a while too...rock skis soon?

Anyway...can anybody give us a "mid-season" report on how the M:EXs are skiing for you? How are they on the groomers? I have heard mixed reports on that, some people love them on groomed, others don't. Would you take it out West as your only ski?
post #36 of 48
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Originally Posted by exoman
Question is, never having skied them, what should I expect? Thanks, Mark
You can expect to have a great time on them!
post #37 of 48
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Originally Posted by spindrift
I can't imagine skiing them by doing the lift/lighten the inside foot thing. And I presume the same would be true for other members of the Metron line...
I ski the 04/05 B5 with the 04/05 Neox setup. The only time I notice the weight is when hiking (ie they are up on my shoulder) or at they end of the day and I'm on a lift not using the foot rest. My inside foot is often light and I don't notice the weight at all.

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Originally Posted by MattL
Anyway...can anybody give us a "mid-season" report on how the M:EXs are skiing for you? How are they on the groomers? I have heard mixed reports on that, some people love them on groomed, others don't. Would you take it out West as your only ski?
I demo'd a 175 M:EX and found it be very capable on the groomed. I didn't get it in much powder but one of my skiing buddies uses it in everything and yesterday we skied two feet of powder in the morning which was all chopped up by noon and he was ripping on them. Its a great ski.
post #38 of 48
Are you people with the M:EXs skiing them in the NEOX forward or central positions, and did you notice a difference?
post #39 of 48
I'm thinking about purchasing a pair of Metrons. See the following thread for my info: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=34974

Can someone tell me the different between each one? Ideally if I purchase a Metron, I want something that can handle the hard pack of the east, and the powder of the west. Are there any models that are better or worse suited for this?
post #40 of 48
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Originally Posted by deltat
I'm thinking about purchasing a pair of Metrons. See the following thread for my info: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=34974

Can someone tell me the different between each one? Ideally if I purchase a Metron, I want something that can handle the hard pack of the east, and the powder of the west. Are there any models that are better or worse suited for this?
If it's going to be your only ski I would get the M:10. You can pick up a pair of last year's on evogear.com for $269. They also have last year's Neox bindings for $129 if you don't mind the weight (they are heavier than the new ones).
post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by MattL
If it's going to be your only ski I would get the M:10. You can pick up a pair of last year's on evogear.com for $269. They also have last year's Neox bindings for $129 if you don't mind the weight (they are heavier than the new ones).
What is the difference between the M:10 and the M:EX?
post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by deltat
What is the difference between the M:10 and the M:EX?
Dimensions. The 10 is 74 in the waste, the EX is 84 (or 82, Brain fart)
post #43 of 48
Last night I rode the lift with a guy on M:10s and of course got to see how they ski. Being a small hill I also could pick him out on the slope throughout the night. The skis rip! (attached to the right skier). I wouldn't hesitate to buy that ski.
post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by MattL
Last night I rode the lift with a guy on M:10s and of course got to see how they ski. Being a small hill I also could pick him out on the slope throughout the night. The skis rip! (attached to the right skier). I wouldn't hesitate to buy that ski.
Would the 10's do well in heavy powder? I mostly ski the east, but when I go out west I want something that will handle powder very well.

Would I be better off with the M:EX's?
post #45 of 48
Thread Starter 
Whitebear - to answer your question, I haven't bought either yet. I demoed the M10 on my last day skiing (and really liked it), but didn't get a chance to try the M11 or M9. I'll be in Telluride in a few weeks and plan to try them then. I really don't enjoy demoing as it takes away precious time from skiing.

I'm a transplant to Florida, so I only get to ski about ten to 15 days a year. All my ski trips involve an airplane flight. I enjoy skiing the whole mountain: bumps, glades, powder, etc. Of course by noon the powder is crud, and you have to ski groomers to get back to the condo. Most people would have two or three skis in their quiver, but I don't want to have to deal with this when travelling. I am in search of the elusive "one-ski quiver", at least for the resort skier. I'm currently on a Volkl G3, which I do like. Since I don't get to ski very often I don't change skis unless I perceive there to be a change in technology. I think the ski with the width of a powder ski and the sidecut of a slalom ski may be that. I'll give you my impressions of the M9 and M11 versus the M10 when I get back.
post #46 of 48
I rode the M11 for 3 days in January. Great ski. I can't imagine that ski being called demanding. It's very easy to ski and gets into a turn with just a thought. I rode the ski on rock hard pack, 18" of fresh pow, crud and soft groomed hard pack. I liked it in every situation. It did chatter a bit on rough hard pack but it still worked well. I enjoyed other ski's a little more but I would be just fine if the M11 was my only ski.

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post #47 of 48
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
If you "demo''d the 10, it might have had the demo trak binding on it, which is indeed heavy. Which ever Metron you choose, get the 05-06 Neox. They are significanly lighter than the 04-05. I skied the M9 and was still impressed with it, but if you can adjust to the stiffer 10, it will give you "more" ski to grow with especially in the east where the extra stiffness will give you a better hold on the harder snow. If you are west, the 9 will be fine. The devise series of binding is being discontinued for a new generation of binding for 07.
Neox 6.14 isthe same as last season.
post #48 of 48
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Originally Posted by MattL
If it's going to be your only ski I would get the M:10. You can pick up a pair of last year's on evogear.com for $269. They also have last year's Neox bindings for $129 if you don't mind the weight (they are heavier than the new ones).
Only applies to 4.12 not the 6.14
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