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M:EX survey

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Last spring I bought the 175 M:EX after doing some research on this forum.
Have not used them yet, have to wait till March before I can give them a try in Val Thorens

My question for M:EX owners: What are your stats? Which length do you have? If you could choose again, would you buy longer or shorter?

My stats:
33yr
Male
6'1"
180lbs
level??? (I guess it's above average)

p.s. sorry for the crappy English...I'm Dutch
post #2 of 20
you could of bought the 185 but the 175 is fine for most people.
post #3 of 20
5'11"
185 lbs (though I tend to fluctuate between 175 and 190, but 185 was my average last season)
level: ? (I'd say between 6-8 depending on terrain/conditions).

I have skied the M:EX in both 175 and 185. Personally, I found the 185 to be rather unwieldy in this ski. The 175 was more "nimble" and manoeverable for my taste.

I'm still waffling on picking up a pair of the '04's and may very well bite the bullet on 'em this week.

While some other skis I've ridden I wish I'd tried longer, I can say that I felt the shorter M:EX was still plenty of ski for me without being too much.
post #4 of 20
5'7"
175 lbs
Level: 7+/8-ish

I skied the 165cm last year. Worked great for me. So when I bought a replacement this year, I went for the 165cm again.
post #5 of 20
My stats:
41 yr
Male
5'5"
155 lbs
Level: 8/9-ish (depending on how much I get to ski that season and if I am in shape - which I am not now)
Geo Loc: East coast US

I have 165s. If I lived out West I might opt for 175s. They did serve me well at Crested Butte last year, but we didn't have any major dumps.

You are right in between available lengths I think. So, it would depend on where, what and how you like to ski.
post #6 of 20
I have the 175cm and they work great on the hardpack and the pow .I used them in Utah /snowbird/alta and they were great I could have used fatter and maybe the 185cm in Whistler it was pretty heavy up there .You will really like them .My stats are 208lbs ,5'8" expert skier enjoy them
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattL View Post
My stats:
41 yr
Male
5'5"
155 lbs
Level: 8/9-ish (depending on how much I get to ski that season and if I am in shape - which I am not now)
Geo Loc: East coast US

I have 165s. If I lived out West I might opt for 175s. They did serve me well at Crested Butte last year, but we didn't have any major dumps.

You are right in between available lengths I think. So, it would depend on where, what and how you like to ski.
I plan to use them for groomers, bumps and off-piste, the plan is to take lessons for a couple of days again to improve my powder-skiing. Tried the Salomon X-scream hot last year in those conditions but they were too soft for me.
post #8 of 20
I just bit the bullet and got a pair of 2004-05's off the 'Bay. I imagine you're probably considering the same seller...

I got the 175 cm sticks. I don't get a lot of DEEP powder skiing, but I was doing fine last year on a pair of Rossi Bandit X's (182 cm, 71 mm waist), so I figure I'll be happy as a pig in slop with 84mm waisted skis @ 175 cm.

My stats:
Male
5'11" or 6' depending on the day
180 or so
level 7-8 or so
Midwest boilerplate skier who has relatives in Montana (YESSS...)

Good luck! I got mine yesterday, and I mounted the bindings last night. Just from the quality I'm seeing so far, if they really do the thing for me out West, I could be ANOTHER Metron convert!
post #9 of 20
FYI, I skied my 165s in 18" of powder several times last season and they floated great.
post #10 of 20
AXEBIKER:

if you don't mind my asking, what did the '04's set you back?

And did you get them from Sierra Trading Post?

That's so far the only place I've found 'em, for about $390 w/bindings and shipping.
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
AXEBIKER:

if you don't mind my asking, what did the '04's set you back?

And did you get them from Sierra Trading Post?

That's so far the only place I've found 'em, for about $390 w/bindings and shipping.
I'm seeing them at STP for $499.95. Take 10% off with coupon code and it goes down to $449.95. Pay with Google Checkout and it's $429.95or free shipping with Paypal.

How are you getting $390?
post #12 of 20
20% discount code, plus $20 off Google check out.

post #13 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
20% discount code, plus $20 off Google check out.

That's $379.95, go buy them!
post #14 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
AXEBIKER:

if you don't mind my asking, what did the '04's set you back?

And did you get them from Sierra Trading Post?

That's so far the only place I've found 'em, for about $390 w/bindings and shipping.
$475 shipped - new off of eBay. Sounds like you found a great deal...
post #15 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
20% discount code, plus $20 off Google check out.

PM me with that code - I need to get some things from there...

Thanks in advance!

Chris
post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all your input, 175 seems to be a good length for me. Both faisasy and Mattl have the 165 but I am a bit taller than those guys. Last couple of years I skied a 170 SL9, I guess the M:EX will be a lot more stable at higher speeds in a 175 length compared to 165.
post #17 of 20
I picked some up on ebay ($449-with neox) and was waiting 'til I used them to reply.

6' 180lbs, 52 ex racer, part time ski patrol also have a 170 sl 9

Using a 175, which seems about right. I wouldn't mind a 180, but not a 185. Nice skis, went through some horrible breakable crust today and they are real powerful skis. Not bad on the hardpack, but nothing like an sl 9. Very nice all round ski for mixed powder, old powder, groomers.
post #18 of 20
I question the speed of the people using the 165 on this site. I could not balance for and aft good at all at speed on them. The 185 were unmanagable on most runs by me at the time.where as the 175 were perfect one of the best mid fats I have skied on. Super Crud ski and good on groomers.

My stats
6 foot tall
165lb
Level 9
on good days(eh I onloy claim cause carbon and snowbirddevote can vouch for that)
like bigger turns in open spaces but prefers trees.

If I end up with the MEX this year it will be a 175
post #19 of 20
^TOTALLY!

While I never tried em as short as the 160ish size, I did ride 'em in 175 and 185. It was amazing how differently they handled with the 10cm added on. I couldn't make 'em move with any kind of quickness.
post #20 of 20
BUMMER, Bummer, bummer...

Earlier this week Sierra Trading Post had the 2004 M:EX for $399.99 plus a 20% code.

Now they're back up to $499.99 and the code has expired!!!

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