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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
.......i need a new fat stick, me - 6-2, 190# fairly aggressive skier. had the gotamas in a 183 and felt they were too short, many times of nearly going over the handlebars. anyway, looking for something that might be less fat (around a 90 waist or so, no longer than a 185 for the tight shots) for out west and more user friendly in variable conditions, every run is not always untracked freshness. would also need to be good for the occasional dump my right coast gets too. looking at K2's outlaw in a 181 and the volkl mantra in a 184, each has metal and appear to have plenty of float for my "west" needs and they also seem like they would be good for tracked up crud and the groomers to get back on the lift.....looked at a few others including the elan 777 but i think i narrowed it down to the previous two. my everyday ski right now is a nordica hot rod top fuel in a 178. any recommendations either way? thanks
post #2 of 21
186 Dynastar Legend Pro if.
post #3 of 21


These should be perfect. www.pmgear.com
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
great ski but i believe way more than what i'm looking for.....little too much width and turning radius.
was looking at the bro maybe in a 179 stiff, the 188 would probably be a chore in the tight sugarbush/jay/stowe trees
post #5 of 21
You felt they were short but you're looking for something equal or shorter??
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
if they skied like a 183 i would love them.....the 179 bros are supposedly a 30M radius and stiffer, figured they would feel longer than the gotamas - just talking out loud though - no commitment yet. would even look at the 190 gotama i guess, thought they would get hooked up in tight spaces though.
post #7 of 21
Mantra in a 184.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
Mantra in a 184.

Ditto
post #9 of 21
188 bro soft, or 178 stiff
post #10 of 21
Mantra, Head IM88, maybe Dynastar 8800. Head's probably the worst of these in the powder - but out here it's awesome for the wet stuff and the crud.
post #11 of 21
I have some 195 AK Rocket Swallowtails for sale.

They are last years, woodcore, skied less than 20 days, mounted once with salomons at 310something, and mounted again with tyrolia mojo 15s (which are on them now, and were only skied 4 days) at a 295mm bootsole.

There is one small scratch on the base of one, maybe as wide as a dime, and three inches long, be very shallow, a stonegrind might even make it disapear.

$300+shipping gets you the skis and the bindings.


By the way, I freaking love these things, only reason I'm letting em go, is because I have another pair. They are 195s, but are easier to ski than a 195 ussually is, yet have incredible stability and float for thier manuverability. They also carve as well as any fat ski I've tried too.
post #12 of 21
183 Head Supermojo. Wow. These skis rip.
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
Mantra in a 184.
+1
ive got the 177's and wish i went longer

did you ski the gotamas in the poconos? that sounds like an adventure
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by cinnepa View Post
great ski but i believe way more than what i'm looking for.....little too much width and turning radius.
was looking at the bro maybe in a 179 stiff, the 188 would probably be a chore in the tight sugarbush/jay/stowe trees
I ski them in the jay/stowe/smuggs trees on a regular basis, and the 188's are actually pretty easy to throw around, as they're superlight for their size. If you want, I have a pair of 179 softs with demo tracks you can try.
post #15 of 21
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I ski them in the jay/stowe/smuggs trees on a regular basis, and the 188's are actually pretty easy to throw around, as they're superlight for their size. If you want, I have a pair of 179 softs with demo tracks you can try.

pulled the trigger on 179 stiff bros, always curious about them - should definately ski longer and be more stable than my gotamas, worse thing that could happen is i don't like them; reselling shouldn't be a problem. i'd get the 188 but really felt it would be a problem in the tightness of the east......and if it was a perfect world and i lived closer to sugar,stowe, etc. i would demo everything first.
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by cinnepa View Post
pulled the trigger on 179 stiff bros, always curious about them - should definately ski longer and be more stable than my gotamas, worse thing that could happen is i don't like them; reselling shouldn't be a problem. i'd get the 188 but really felt it would be a problem in the tightness of the east......and if it was a perfect world and i lived closer to sugar,stowe, etc. i would demo everything first.
congrats. you should be happy!

if your not. PM me I may buy them from you!
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by lloyd braun View Post
congrats. you should be happy!

if your not. PM me I may buy them from you!
ok, you've got first dibs on something i won't even receive until late january.
post #18 of 21

Moving on from Gotamas

Exactly ..... I bought 183cm Gotamas last year, found them soft and unstable at speed, and sold them after a couple of day's use. I now have a pair of new 183cm Head Super Mojos mounted and ready for action ... and I'm hoping for great things. I also considered the Fischer Wateas, which I found smooth stable and suprisingly turnable for a 192cm.
post #19 of 21
just commenting on the first post at 160lb I feel as if the gotamas are damn stable at speed.

Hope you like BROs!!!
post #20 of 21
IMO, looking at 78 - 88 waist (while by no means “fat”) a good target for what you describe for west and some east use. Taking on all mountain conditions the K2 Outlaw(88w) you noted is hard to beat as I spent much time on board...but found a bit sluggish when conditions firmed up. I would also add, regardless of waist size, the Rossignol Bandit B3 L: 184 D: 120 83 110 as I use them (I'm your size) for anything the summit offers...except for big West snow days where I just floated yesterday in 16" with my new '07 Head Supermojo 105 L: 181 D: 131 105 122. Note the mojo comes in a 191 but many told me that is a bear and I don't like bears much.

You may have already seen, but covering the base:

Check out recent Noodler ski review thread including his comments on the Volkl AC4 which is a damn nice all mountain conditions ski:

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=46985

Also see thread from ssh where Steve does reviews on Nordica's. See his comments on the Jet fuel (84w) considering your Top fuel (78w):

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=46179

good skiing cinnepa!
post #21 of 21
Just noticed...sorry for the miss of the 15th post cinnepa...enjoy your purchase!...
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