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Intuitiv 71

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Who did Dynastar make the Intuitiv 71 for?

I am a former advanced skier. I originally learned how to ski at Alpental (Wa) as a young kid in the '70's. I moved to Massachusetts as a teenager and all through the '80's I went really fast on very long straight skis. I moved to FL in '91, but am now back in New England (for good). Is the Intuitiv 71 a good ski for me? I'll only be skiing in the east. Primarily on groomers with my family. Maybe I'll get away with the guys a couple of times a year and we'll get a little adventurous....

Former advanced skier (15+ years)
6'5"
235lbs

If it's a good ski for me, is 182 or 188 the ideal length?
post #2 of 21
The 71 is a nice ski but I suspect it may be a bit soft [as might be many of the French skis] for a guy your size.
If you do decide on it the 182 should be the one.
post #3 of 21
I'm your size (215 Lbs, 6' 0') and would suggest the Intuitive 74 in a 182cm. This is more ski than the 71 and can be used east or west.

Cheers,

Michael
post #4 of 21
I'm 220 lbs and have the Intitiv 71 in 182cm. I like the ski, but on groomers, I can easily overpower the tip.
post #5 of 21
I'm 6'3" and 225 LB and just started skiing the 74's in the 182cm this year.

I was skiing K2 Escape 5500's which I believe are comparable to the 71's and had trouble with overpowering the tips.

Go for the 74's if you can find them. Great edge hold for the east.
post #6 of 21
Quote:
I'm 6'3" and 225 LB and just started skiing the 74's in the 182cm this year.

I was skiing K2 Escape 5500's which I believe are comparable to the 71's and had trouble with overpowering the tips.

Go for the 74's if you can find them. Great edge hold for the east.

Hate to disagree with this Quote but the Intuitiv 71's are substantially more ski than the Escapes.
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by Cottzilla
I'm 6'3" and 225 LB and just started skiing the 74's in the 182cm this year.

I was skiing K2 Escape 5500's which I believe are comparable to the 71's and had trouble with overpowering the tips.

Go for the 74's if you can find them. Great edge hold for the east.
Ditto in the 182 -- 74s. I'm 6 ft 220 lbs bought a pair for short money this summer to compliment my skinny waist atomic 9:18s on days when we had some fresh, soft or new snow here in NE (you can stop laughing now). I tried them a couple of days on fsgr and hard pack and they were great. Agile, great edge hold, adn no problem at speed. I can't wait for a decent snowfall to get them out. 9:18 = rock skis now.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by Robscapes
Hate to disagree with this Quote but the Intuitiv 71's are substantially more ski than the Escapes.
I'll say!
post #9 of 21
Thread Starter 
I bought the 71's from Cupolo in a 182. I got the P10 bindings with them. They've arrived and look great. They mounted the bindings for me no charge. Oh, and right after I got them for $149.00, the price dropped to $119.00
post #10 of 21
Man what a deal; you gave me the bug! I got a pair of 182's for $119, with Look P10 bindings mounted and set for my 28.5 327 mm Atomic R10 boots. Hell the bindings cost that much!
post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 
There is no difference between the grey ones and the black ones, right?
post #12 of 21
I don't think so......
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by SteveInNH
There is no difference between the grey ones and the black ones, right?
There's no difference. That year Dynastar showed both colors on the website. I think they also had two colors for the SkiCross 10 that year.
post #14 of 21
I have the Int 74's in a 175 cm and love them. I think for your preferences, you made the right choice going with the Int 71. I think the big difference between the 2 skis is that the 71 has a layer of metal - thus more of a groomer focus, while the 74 does not have metal. Post an update when you've had a chance to take them for a spin.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by tumbler
I have the Int 74's in a 175 cm and love them. I think for your preferences, you made the right choice going with the Int 71. I think the big difference between the 2 skis is that the 71 has a layer of metal - thus more of a groomer focus, while the 74 does not have metal.
Absolutely right.
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
Took the Intuitiv 71's to Wildcat on March 26th. AWESOME!
Thanks everyone.
post #17 of 21
If anyone is willing to take the chance, Cupolosports has the Intuitiv 71 on sale for $119.00 right now with only 182 and 188 in stock, which includes the Look P10 bindings. Using the code "FREE30" will get you another 30% off for a grand total of $83.30, tax and shipping included (unless in Alaska or Hawaii) and assuming no customs problems (which I personally have not had but others have had).
post #18 of 21

Intuitiv 71

Yeah, what a deal! I also got a pair just because it was such a great deal but I am not so sure if it’s the right set up for what I want to do with it! I’m 5’7” and 155 lbs, and I ski all over the mountain very aggressively, about 40 to 60 days a season. I had a pair of Fischer WC RC4 in 180 (112-66-97, R=17) that I used for high-speed cruising on hardpack/icy days. I really liked the solid feeling (at high speed) of RC4 but I sold it recently thinking that I may buy another pair with newer FT technology. …then this cuppolo deal pops up and I pulled the trigger. ...I'm a sucker for a good deal!

I already have full quiver (W105, Tanker, Axiom, Snake, BS8.0, etc.) and I intend to use the 71 on hard pack icy days mostly, and occasional spring skiing. Only other Dynastar skis I had was 4x4 powertrac in 186 (107-70-92), which I liked as all-mountain (4-5 yrs ago) but I remember it definitely has the upper speed limit.

Any opinions and/or experience with 71 that you like to share?

Thanks
post #19 of 21

Yard sale find......

I picked up a pair of Intuitiv 71s at a yard sale on Saturday for $20.00! Length 175 with Look P10 bindings and they had just been stone ground.
I almost walked away as the last thing I need is another pair of skis, but for 20 bucks I couldn't resist. Good rock skis or loaners for out of town relatives.
post #20 of 21
Good pick-up, John.

I find this post interesting in a sense that how we favor or put value on some skis over others. Although my observation maybe a bit off but I come to the conclusion that most of us skiers are brand-conscious and lot of us care more about graphics than how skis actually ski. I always demo newer skis each year to see what the hype is all about, and I found that while there are many new technological jargons out there such as liquid metal (T3?), spaceframe, etc., I really could not tell how newer skis have improved actual skiing in the past few years. I also found that you really cannot go wrong with any top end skis made by any major/minor ski company.

Now Dynastar billed Intuitiv-71 as “all mountain expert skis” only two years ago. Let me repeat only “TWO” years ago, the Ski magazine awarded Intuitiv-71 as being “gold medal winner” in the expert category. The Intuitiv-71 has “proven GS race construction” with a wider (than GS) width. Dynastar replaced Intuitiv with newer Legend series with shorter and wider-platform like all other ski manufacturers out there but do these new skis (in ski-cross or long-carver category) really ski better than 71 on hardpack/ice? …I have yet to ski my 71, but I’m certain I will end up liking 71 on days when skiing is basically limited to icy groomers, and on typical spring skiing conditions with icy-morning and corn/slush afternoon, …and I would’t feel bad using it as rock-skis even!
post #21 of 21
I'll be interested in comparing them to my 172 Legend 4800s which AFIK are the decendant of the Intuitiv 74. Who knows, I may even ski 'em a lot. Like I said in my first post, I really didn't need them as I also have Atomic GS11s. SL11s, and a pair of '07 GS12s on order.
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