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Has anyone skied the Elan M-12 Mantis??

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Elan M-12 Mantis??

I've got a new pair of these. They are a couple of seasons old (2004 maybe). They are 176cm with a 70mm waist and a 17.6 meter turn radius. How well does this ski work as an PNW all mountain ski (crud, powder, wet snow) or is it more of a ski cross type ski? This is a flat ski, was there a Elan Fusion version of this ski?
I'm trying to figure out if I should mount them up or will they overlap too much with my Dynastar Skicross 9. They seem to have a softer tip than the Dynastars so maybe they will work better in soft snow.
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I have the ski in a 168 length. They work best on groomers/firm-snow or new snow/crud up to about 8 inches. They are a bit of work in heavier/deeper snow. For that, I go to my Apache Recons. There was a Fusion model available.
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More ski than a skicross 9. But a really nice ski and even better in the fusion version.
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