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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
or a cm or two behind?

this model, V2:

http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload...1-ac23583ee2c3

i'm 6'1", 195.

thank you for any feedback.
post #2 of 14

You've likely seen

12 Angry Men, starring volantaddict

Fortunately I have widebrake Atomics AND Railflex. Haven't decided what goes where; waiting for the new boots.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
ah yesssss, had forgotten that thread.

thanks.
post #4 of 14
Ryan -

Haven't you gotten those skis out yet? You've had them almost a season & it really makes me wonder if you can call yourself a bear since most bears would have gone bonkers by now wondering how they would ski.
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
i call myself a beer.

rio, i picked these up 'cause i knew i wanted a deep snow ski, knowing i probably wouldn't use it anytime soon. however, they make their long-anticipated debut at mammoth next week.

i'll write a review when i get back.
post #6 of 14
Odysseys no fun no more?
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
odysseys still rock. very solid midfat; my everyday ski.

however...I wanted something for DEEP snow (obviously) - a "just in case" pair of skis - and something for bigger, faster turns in wide open bowls.

http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload...c-e3d2eb1772f6

http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload...1-f8e2b2fe8abf

the Od's, at 177, are bomber for shorter turns, trees, etc., and at 81 under my bootm, they have ample float.

but the chubbs will, i suspect, make me damn happy when i stumble into a deep day.

and, at 44 years old and not getting any younger, that Sweet Spot and Forgivingness will be fine with me. i'm not maching down anything, or looking for cliffs to huck. i'll be on these into my old age.

plus, of course, i'm a gaper.

btw, i kind of wonder sometimes why folks are displeased with a fat ski's performance on hardpack. maybe shouldn't be too surprised a 95-waisted ski might not be at home on the groomers.
post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryan
or a cm or two behind?

this model, V2:
Mine are at the recommended mounting point and they ski fantastic...This was my second season on the V2's which have seen about 25 days total- Only ridden on deeper Powder Days. I'm 6' and 185 lbs.
post #9 of 14
My FB's are 1.5cm back...
post #10 of 14
Geez man, who knows, Ben Lomond loves them at the factory mark and I hated them there, but I love them mounted -2 from the factory mark. This really demonstrates how differently a given skier's body type and dynamics, as well as technique/style effect the performance of the skis they ride.

The Atomic variozone bindings (or other makes with similar systems) would be a good way to deal with this sort of discrepancy, but I'm sure many prefer other makes of bindings (I've had no problems with my Atomics on other skis) or ones without this sort of gimmickry.
post #11 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryan
odysseys still rock. very solid midfat; my everyday ski.

the Od's, at 177, are bomber for shorter turns, trees, etc., and at 81 under my bootm, they have ample float.
What flex do you have? I traded one of my pairs of Chubbs for flex 2s but would be better off with flex 3 maybe 4. The 2s get tossed around in junky snow but otherwise are nice. They are the lightest skis I've ever been on.
post #12 of 14
True center would be a bad idea, if you are skiing in lots of deep powder and in the past have had some tip dive -2cm/-3cm would not be a bad.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Spanish Armada
True center would be a bad idea, if you are skiing in lots of deep powder and in the past have had some tip dive -2cm/-3cm would not be a bad.
I think ryan means the boot center mark, at least that's what my reference was to.
post #14 of 14
If you ski fast and don't mind getting "low" and getting a little quad burn mount them on line - I found the soft tail performed better with a little more of it back there enabling more powerful skiing.

If you want to relax and have them be more compliant in powder mount them back 2cm.

What size did you get?
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