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2007 Metron Dimensions/Flex ???

post #1 of 18
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I'm thinking about buying some Metorns and don't know if I should wait until next year or buy a Spring deal. I've read on Epic that the 2007 Metron M11/B5's will have less sidecut. Does that make them more like this years M:10? Are they changing the flex?

What will the Metron lineup look like next year? There are now about 5 models with three side cut dimensions in the Metron line. Does anyone know what next year will look like?
post #2 of 18

2007

Steve:

The 2007 M B:5 will NOT change its dimensions. Only the M:11 does; it becomes the M:11 B:5 and moderates the sidecut from the 2006 M:11.
post #3 of 18
So does the M:11 B5 have the same construction now as the M:B5?

Ty
post #4 of 18
in a 170, the M11 B5 will have a 124/76/108 and a 15m radius. As far as I know...the 8, 9,10, and B5 are unchanged dimesion wise.. A Metron 7 will be added to the line.
post #5 of 18
Yes, the M:11 B5 has the B5 construction that's been in the M:B5 and SX:B5 for the past two years.
post #6 of 18
That's why I support this forum - people here know more than almost anyone else.

A real collection of gear-heads.
post #7 of 18
Phil, do you know the dimensions of the M:11 B5 in the 176 that you covet?
post #8 of 18
The 07 11 will have a little less sidecut than the m10 currently has. The new 11 will NOT be the same construction as the B5. There is a dampener type device but it is not internal as with the B5. I haven't skied them yet although I've carted quite a few around. I've gotten some very good reports on their ski-ability though. They should be a nice ski.

BTW 125-76-109 in a 176.
post #9 of 18
L7, tell me more. From my examination, they look the same, with the bars showing in front of and behind the bindings, but not on the shovel or tail...
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by ssh
L7, tell me more. From my examination, they look the same, with the bars showing in front of and behind the bindings, but not on the shovel or tail...
Look closely, the bars insert to a plastic plate that is mounted to the ski as opposed to being a vestibule into the beta lobe of the ski. You will also see there is not enough height under the binding plate for the tubes to continue right into the ski as with the B5. I think they will be a great ski but do not think they will ski the way the B5 does.
post #11 of 18
Interesting! Will do.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by L7
Look closely, the bars insert to a plastic plate that is mounted to the ski as opposed to being a vestibule into the beta lobe of the ski. You will also see there is not enough height under the binding plate for the tubes to continue right into the ski as with the B5. I think they will be a great ski but do not think they will ski the way the B5 does.
"Vestibule". Now there's a sumptuous word! L7 is clearly a man of letters.

It seems prudent for Atomic to make this move with the M:11. Why have a detuned B:5 with precisely the same geometry? The new M:11 opens doors to a different segment who may enjoy a less radical shape.

In spite of fervent acclaim among acolytes (like me), the B:5's aren't everyone's cup of tea.

The new M:11's may be more of a crowd pleaser.
post #13 of 18
As posted elsewhere, new 2007 M:5's and M:11 B5's are now for sale on ebay, by Jason in Calgary, CA (I've bought all my skis from him).

All in all, I prefer my '06 B:5 graphics to the new ones.
post #14 of 18
Anyone know if these 2007 models of the M:B5 or the M:11 are available to demo in the Park City/DV area right now??
I will be there the first week of April and would not mind trying them both out.
I have the first pair of M:11's from last year. I really like them but I have spent some time in the last two seasons to become a better skier and would really like a stiffer ski.

And one more thing... has anyone skied the old M:11 and the new M:11? How do they compare under foot?

Thanks in advance....
Ty
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Ty Webb
And one more thing... has anyone skied the old M:11 and the new M:11? How do they compare under foot?

Thanks in advance....
Ty
I have and will post a review later.
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
I have and will post a review later.
Eagerly awaited. My Atomic contact offered to get me some skis this spring.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by L7
Look closely, the bars insert to a plastic plate that is mounted to the ski as opposed to being a vestibule into the beta lobe of the ski. You will also see there is not enough height under the binding plate for the tubes to continue right into the ski as with the B5. I think they will be a great ski but do not think they will ski the way the B5 does.
Spent some time with the ski today as I mounted them for a friend. Completely get this, now. In fact, the B5 looks nothing like the B5 in the SX or M:B5, other than a superficial, plastic similarity. If Phil hadn't said that they ski well, I'd have thought they were simply a marketing ploy, since the B5 components do not seem substantial enough to actually make a performance difference on the ski.

Yes, I'm quite disappointed!

But, I haven't skied them. Once my friend has, I may have an opportunity to ski them. I'll certainly have an opportunity to report on his sense of them in comparison to the R:11s that they replaced.

Thanks, again, L7... I'm glad you corrected my error.
post #18 of 18
Here is a copy of my review when I skied the M11 B5:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Philpug
(07) Atomic Metron M11 B5 170cm. For those of you/us who thought the 162 B5 was too short and the 172 B5 was (possibly) too long.. You/we thought the regular M11 was a tad wimpy and nervous. Well rejoice, Atomic has made a ski for you/us, the Metron M11 B5. The M11 has the strength of the old B5 with the nimbleness of the M11 and the lighter weight of the same ski. The tip has decreased to 124mm from the previous 129mm but the waist stayed the same 76mm, this is an increased turn radius to 15m from the previous 12m in a 170cm ski. Note, there are new sizes too. Where there was previously a 172cm ski, there is now a 170cm, along with a longer (and tempting) 176cm. I am not sure what the shorter tengths are, but I am assuming that are running in 6cm intervals. Graphics also were improved to a blue/grey motif from the previous blue/gold and prior to that my (ugly) red/gold.
The ski isn't nearly as stiff as the B5, which in part adds to its versatility. There is also the huge difference in turn radius. As someomne mentioned earlier, I would have been more intrigued if insteed of reducing the tip, they increased the waist to 78 or so.
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