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post #181 of 196
 I vote for the Graves. I skied a pair and couldn't get down the mountain fast enough to give them back to the shop. Total unresponsivness.  Close second for me was the K2 Cheeseburger.
post #182 of 196
IS that a pair of "Fat Alberts" hanging in the rack behind you?!!?

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What is this "The Ski" you are referring to?


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post #183 of 196

If you recall, these were in teh ski rack during our demo day 2/14/08 at Sugarbush
Originally Posted by ExoticSkis View Post


I only tried the yellow...awful....slippery, wandering, unresponsive, floppy....kinda scary unless you were just scooting along the liftline....

I still fear them.



 


 
post #184 of 196
Both the Graves and Olins were horrible skis.

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Originally Posted by screamindoggies View Post

 I vote for the Graves. I skied a pair and couldn't get down the mountain fast enough to give them back to the shop. Total unresponsivness.  Close second for me was the K2 Cheeseburger.
post #185 of 196
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You have skied them?
MultiX - yeah they suck.

Based on your profile photo, I'd guess that you're overpowering them.  The Mutix R11 is just fine for finesse skiers that love short radius turns; they aren't race skis.  I ski on the 155's which are 10m radius.  They fall about halfway between the 9S (totally mush) and the 9S WC (more rebound than I need for normal skiing).  I agree that the interchangeable arms are gimmicky; I haven't even bothered to try out the long arms yet.  Regardless, I would hardly consider them the "worst ski ever" despite being aweful heavy and having too much play in the binding system.

Boulder Ski and Golf had a return policy where you can return skis for store credit if you didn't like them. I returned a pair of Tyrolias once.  Don't remember the model though.  Do they even make skis anymore?
post #186 of 196
I think new ski companies popping out of nowhere are making some of the worse skis, What's great is that they are riding a new skiing fashion trend, the inclination of many so called bad ass skiers who like to say: the ski needs speed (implying they are fast skiers), or the ski needs strong input or rewards this or that technique. It implies they are great because they ride a ski that can't buy a turn or is obstinate to the point of doing nothing for you. and they can ski it. bravo. win. win.
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post #187 of 196
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Originally Posted by Inspector Gadget View Post

Graves. Built in the late sixties, they were guaranteed for the life of the skier!

I had a pair of Graves back in the mid-'70's. Used 'em for freestyle in the moguls. I broke 'em. Crushed 'em, actually - too many hard landings. The foam core started to come out from the sides under the binding area. And the polymer coating started to peel off at the tip and tail.
post #188 of 196
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Originally Posted by screamindoggies View Post

 I vote for the Graves. I skied a pair and couldn't get down the mountain fast enough to give them back to the shop. Total unresponsivness.  Close second for me was the K2 Cheeseburger.

You just gotta put a lot of input into them. I mean REALLY try to carve with 'em. I actually tore out of a pair of Rosemount boots once trying to carve a turn on my Graves. They're skis for REAL men...
post #189 of 196
As I recall the graves ski was solid fiberglass and had no core. They're claim was that they couldn't break. I believe they actually had one tied in a knot at the ski show. They weighed a ton. 

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I had a pair of Graves back in the mid-'70's. Used 'em for freestyle in the moguls. I broke 'em. Crushed 'em, actually - too many hard landings. The foam core started to come out from the sides under the binding area. And the polymer coating started to peel off at the tip and tail.
post #190 of 196

My first pair of twins were Dynastar Snap Twins I believe I got them in like 98 That ski was Garbage

post #191 of 196
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Originally Posted by Captain Strato View Post

The worst "real" skis in recent memory was the K2 X-15. It was decent in soft snow, but couldn't hold an edge to save it's life. I felt like Bambi on the ice pond. Helpless!

I've since sworn-off K2's forever, and went 180 degrees the other way to Volkl and Atomic. The Aussies and Germans understand bite.

Edge grip counts.

 

Wow! I get to bump an old thread all by my lonesome? Like laying first tracks...

 

I actually bought a pair of X-15 188s last year and have quite enjoyed them! (Me: 150lbs 5'7ish)

 

A little hook-y in deeper heavy stuff (PNW skier), but lots of fun most everywhere: trees, softpack, crud.

 

I have my Allstars & Racetigers for grip.

post #192 of 196

^^^ What would be fun is to see, with a nod to BWPA's memory, if the same people who listed a ski back when this thread started are consistent. wink.gif

post #193 of 196
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^^^ What would be fun is to see, with a nod to BWPA's memory, if the same people who listed a ski back when this thread started are consistent. wink.gif

 

Well, I certainly know that I am... consistent that is, always! :).

 

Or, perhaps if they could post some more about yucky boards, I could learn just what to scope out next!

post #194 of 196
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

I think new ski companies popping out of nowhere are making some of the worse skis, What's great is that they are riding a new skiing fashion trend, the inclination of many so called bad ass skiers who like to say: the ski needs speed (implying they are fast skiers), or the ski needs strong input or rewards this or that technique. It implies they are great because they ride a ski that can't buy a turn or is obstinate to the point of doing nothing for you. and they can ski it. bravo. win. win.

Great post. 

post #195 of 196

Haha, you didn't like the CMVs, huh? Man, I loved them, but maybe that was because it was the first really expensive set of skis I purchased back in the mid-80s. I remember making the decision to buy them based on the fact that they were one of the first mogul specific skis made, and I think they kind of paved the way for mogul ski design; basically a full-on slalom ski without those VAS plates. The other school of thought at the time was to make them really soft, Olin Mark IV, most every LaCroix ever made, and I forget what K2 called theirs at the time. I transitioned from the CMV to a pair of 4Ms (yeah, I was a teenager and couldn't afford a new pair every year, or even every other year). Anyway, I still like to pull out the old boards every once in a while, got a pair of Dynastar S9s 203s that I pull out once a year for a run or two just to see what kind of looks I get when I shred a bump run with them.

post #196 of 196
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Originally Posted by Ouch my knees View Post

Haha, you didn't like the CMVs, huh? Man, I loved them, but maybe that was because it was the first really expensive set of skis I purchased back in the mid-80s. I remember making the decision to buy them based on the fact that they were one of the first mogul specific skis made, and I think they kind of paved the way for mogul ski design; basically a full-on slalom ski without those VAS plates. The other school of thought at the time was to make them really soft, Olin Mark IV, most every LaCroix ever made, and I forget what K2 called theirs at the time. I transitioned from the CMV to a pair of 4Ms (yeah, I was a teenager and couldn't afford a new pair every year, or even every other year). Anyway, I still like to pull out the old boards every once in a while, got a pair of Dynastar S9s 203s that I pull out once a year for a run or two just to see what kind of looks I get when I shred a bump run with them.
The Kastle freestyle Pro was one of my favorite back then along with the Pre 1200 and there were still some The Ski still around too.

Bad skis from that era...Rossi FM, Pre 800 and countless other skis from companies that are rightfully gone.
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