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post #31 of 47

only made for a couple years

Salomon X-Mountains
post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by bobboing View Post
Troutman is correcto mundo. Give me back my 180 cm Explosiv's for being able to dive into ANY condition except boiler plate. They bulldozed over under and/or through the wet heavy powder, chowder, cascade crude so common to the NW.

What newer wide ski provides the stablity in above conditions? Anybody knowfor sure? Am I correct in assuming anything with a radical sidecut will not be as stable?
thanks, Bob
1. Blizzard Titan Nine
2. Legend Pro
3. Machete FBs (oh wait...they don't make these anymore either do they?)
post #33 of 47
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Originally Posted by X-EastCoaster View Post
3. Machete FBs (oh wait...they don't make these anymore either do they?)
Thats what this thread is about
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
I am sentimental for a few older models, but generally speaking today’s models are far superior to any thing made more than 10 years ago.

My "sentimental favorite" is the Fischer Scenio S500 from 02/03.
Yup. I have my original pair and a pristine back up pair of Sceneo 500's both 170cm; 115-68-100; R=15m. Also had a pair of 160cms but preferred the longer length. Wood core with a lot of metal-super stable and great in variable terrain.


I don't know why Fischer abandoned the Sceneo line since it was only around a few seasons(maybe the name?) Its replacement, the RX series, appears to have tuned out to be very successful for Fischer.
post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by roundturns View Post
Anybody ski the Volkl G30 8 -10 years ago. I had a pair and I felt that they were just terrific. They were oh so short at 188 cm! The longest ski I have now is 174 cm. I think the G30 will be etched in my memory as one of the best skis I ever had.
But as others have remarked, the new skis just keep getting better and better.
I finally got back on my G20W's last year after a 5 or 6 year hiatus. They still just rock and put the silliest grin on my face! I'm so very glad I didn't sell them with my 5*s!!

Kastle Synergy!!!! (The one with the lime green top skin!)
post #36 of 47
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I finally got back on my G20W's last year after a 5 or 6 year hiatus. They still just rock and put the silliest grin on my face! I'm so very glad I didn't sell them with my 5*s!!

Kastle Synergy!!!! (The one with the lime green top skin!)
I had the G31 and it was a better ski, imo than the G30. The G 30 was toned down a bit.

Ripped the binding out of the G31 at Jay. They, Volkl, gave me the G30, a flaw.

But still, the G4! Anybody?
post #37 of 47
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Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
I had the G31 and it was a better ski, imo than the G30. The G 30 was toned down a bit.
Au Contraire! the G31 was toned down from the original G30. The tail was made more rounded on the the 31 for starters. Both are great skis.

Cheers,

Michael
post #38 of 47
It went in this order, earlier to later : G3, G31, G30, right. I felt that the G 31 had more energy than the 30. Maybe it's just me but the G30 was not a great ski for me. When I got rid of the G30 I went to the 724 Pro and 'that was more like it'.
post #39 of 47
Original Dynastar BIGS. The feather not flames, yellow sidewalls, black bases, only made in 175 and 190. I know they broke easily, but IMO there is no better ski to put a Dynafit binding on for backcountry skiing. I`ve logged many vertical feet on those classics. I still have a pair, but still looking for another set for reserve.
post #40 of 47
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Originally Posted by col_surfer View Post
Original Dynastar BIGS. The feather not flames, yellow sidewalls, black bases, only made in 175 and 190. I know they broke easily, but IMO there is no better ski to put a Dynafit binding on for backcountry skiing. I`ve logged many vertical feet on those classics. I still have a pair, but still looking for another set for reserve.
I know where there are some new unmounted 175's. The orange ones.
post #41 of 47
My vote is the Atomic R11's. Loved that ski! Don't know why Atomic didn't update it & keep producing it. Sure they came out with the Metron series, but I think they left a void in their line up by not producing an all mtn ski with GS foot print like the R11's.
post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
It went in this order, earlier to later : G3, G31, G30, right. I felt that the G 31 had more energy than the 30. Maybe it's just me but the G30 was not a great ski for me. When I got rid of the G30 I went to the 724 Pro and 'that was more like it'.
It went in this order: 99/00-G30, 00/01-G31, 01/03-G3, 03/04-724 AX3.

the 724 Pro was a wider ski-115/77/104. the 724 AX3 was more like the G3, both had a 108-70-69 sidecut. the G30 & G31 had a 105-69-92 sidecut.

Cheers,

Michael
post #43 of 47
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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
Au Contraire! the G31 was toned down from the original G30. The tail was made more rounded on the the 31 for starters. Both are great skis.

Cheers,

Michael
OK, I broke the G31s and they sent me the G3. I did not like the G3.

That makes sense.
post #44 of 47
I'm with you there. Why they ever gave up the G31 in favor of the G3 is beyond me.
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
OK, I broke the G31s and they sent me the G3. I did not like the G3.

That makes sense.
According to reviews, the 01/02 G3 was toned down, the 02/03 G3 was beefed up and a better ski.

I've found a 01/02 G4 new-never-drilled I can buy for chump change. I'm thinking of adding this as an all-mountain midfat.

I'm hoping it performs like an AC4 with less sidecut (more GS/super G, less SL/GS oriented). Any opinions?

Cheers,

Michael
post #46 of 47
Barretscv I haven't tried the AC4 but the G4 was a very nice ski. And if you're not buying it and the size is 178, please tell me, I'd get it myself to replace my 188s.

YA
post #47 of 47
I think it would be the Volkl P-9 circa 1984, if I remember correctly. It was the neon/coolant yellow model that was comparable to the Rossi 7S that Alberto Tomba used. I totally fell in love with the P-9 and then didn't buy it. When next season came they split the P-9 into three different models (straight edge, cracked edge, and one other variation). None of them were the same. So I ended up on Rossi 7S's instead (that was my runner-up ski). Had those until my ancient San Marco boots cracked in half in the Boulder parking lot at Heavenly at the beginnig of the 04/05 season.

Last year I bit the bullet and bought:
AK No Ka Oi
Blizzard Titan 8
Volkl Karma
Volkl Mantra

I totally concur that I wouldn't want those old P-9's other than for nostalgia's sake, though I have seen a lot of folks this past season rocking old skinny skis (mostly at Alta, if you can believe that), so I did have a few pangs in terms of thinking about dusting off the 7S's for a few runs...only thing is that I bought new boots and they're several sizes smaller (got a more aggressive fit) than what my Rossi's are mounted for and it's not high on my list to get those old skis re-mounted just for the odd day of boiler plate in Tahoe.

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