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post #61 of 76
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
If it makes you guys happier I just picked up some Fisher RC4 173cm which will be shortest, narrowest, turnest ski in my quiver.
Sounds fair...I could use the handicap

Next time you are going to pelt me with a full-length feature film to prove how bad you sucked on Metrons warn me. I was especially impressed with the pair skiing on two snowboards! ::

Its a good story though, and seems to have had a happy ending.
Above all, it was a great

and I will never, never, never tell you:


Oh yeah! Top of page!
post #62 of 76
Cirque, I am here flame you for the gratuitous use emoticons. The above post caused a seizure. Please make it stop.
post #63 of 76
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Cirque, I am here flame you for the gratuitous use emoticons. The above post caused a seizure. Please make it stop.
I thought thats what you did instead of drinking in Logan. :
post #64 of 76
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
If it makes you guys happier I just picked up some Fisher RC4 173cm which will be shortest, narrowest, turnest ski in my quiver.
A 173cm GS ski? GS skis are supposed to be long, not the same size as a slalom ski. I think the 173 Fischer is the J2 girl's ski.
post #65 of 76
I found my 172 MB:5's to be decent in bumps. They're stiff, but the radical side-cut helps with cranking around the the mogul.

My Metron B:9's are easier in bumps - not as tight a radius (13.5 vs. 12 meters), but more malleable.

Of course, bumps here in the west are downy, friendly mounds, while in the east, I'm told, they're vindictive with teeth.

I could sing a different tune in Vermont.
post #66 of 76
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Originally Posted by Captain_Strato View Post
Of course, bumps here in the west are downy, friendly mounds, while in the east, I'm told, they're vindictive with teeth.
Cap'N, you have not skied Alpental lately after a thaw , some rain & a freeze
post #67 of 76
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
Yeah, over a pint of Bombay Sapphire :
OT: If you like Bombay you need to try Quintessential by White Rock Distillers.
post #68 of 76
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Originally Posted by Deemo View Post
OT: If you like Bombay you need to try Quintessential by White Rock Distillers.
Hendricks would be my choice. :
post #69 of 76
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
Cap'N, you have not skied Alpental lately after a thaw , some rain & a freeze
Yeah, that'd be nasty.

Baker's been my most recent haunt, where moguls are soft suggestions.
post #70 of 76

my 2 cents worth

Had a relatively long thread here last fall as I was debatingthe B5 versus the M11:B5. Went with the M11:B5 in the 176 length and liked the ski. Steered away from the B5 becasue of all of the comments about it's being too stuff.
To make a long story short I delaminated the tails of the M11:B5's in late January and the ski shop at Whistler (Whistler Village Sports) offered me replacments under warranty. I liked the skis but the whole time I was skiing them I always wondered what the B:5's would have been like. The shop gave me a pair of the B'5s in 162 length to try for the day and it has been a love affair ever since.
Yes they are stiff but man do they ski the crud well. They just punch through it like it's butter. We had a great snow year last year and I found them just fine in the powder. After it was beat up a little and you were skiing tracked out stuff they were fantastic. I am 6'1" and about 220 so maybe that's why I didn't find them too stiff. You can dance on the 162's on the groomed runs and yet they are still stable at speed.
They are work in the bumps but they do just fine. Have to go with Atomicman on this one. Sorry Phil.
post #71 of 76
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Hendricks would be my choice. :
I have a bottle of Hendrick's right here!!!! Definetly good too. And so is Plymouth believe or not!
post #72 of 76
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Originally Posted by BarnacleBill5 View Post
Had a relatively long thread here last fall as I was debatingthe B5 versus the M11:B5. Went with the M11:B5 in the 176 length and liked the ski. Steered away from the B5 becasue of all of the comments about it's being too stuff.
To make a long story short I delaminated the tails of the M11:B5's in late January and the ski shop at Whistler (Whistler Village Sports) offered me replacments under warranty. I liked the skis but the whole time I was skiing them I always wondered what the B:5's would have been like. The shop gave me a pair of the B'5s in 162 length to try for the day and it has been a love affair ever since.
Yes they are stiff but man do they ski the crud well. They just punch through it like it's butter. We had a great snow year last year and I found them just fine in the powder. After it was beat up a little and you were skiing tracked out stuff they were fantastic. I am 6'1" and about 220 so maybe that's why I didn't find them too stiff. You can dance on the 162's on the groomed runs and yet they are still stable at speed.
They are work in the bumps but they do just fine. Have to go with Atomicman on this one. Sorry Phil.
I like your style
post #73 of 76
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Originally Posted by BarnacleBill5 View Post
Had a relatively long thread here last fall as I was debatingthe B5 versus the M11:B5. Went with the M11:B5 in the 176 length and liked the ski. Steered away from the B5 becasue of all of the comments about it's being too stuff.
To make a long story short I delaminated the tails of the M11:B5's in late January and the ski shop at Whistler (Whistler Village Sports) offered me replacments under warranty. I liked the skis but the whole time I was skiing them I always wondered what the B:5's would have been like. The shop gave me a pair of the B'5s in 162 length to try for the day and it has been a love affair ever since.
Yes they are stiff but man do they ski the crud well. They just punch through it like it's butter. We had a great snow year last year and I found them just fine in the powder. After it was beat up a little and you were skiing tracked out stuff they were fantastic. I am 6'1" and about 220 so maybe that's why I didn't find them too stiff. You can dance on the 162's on the groomed runs and yet they are still stable at speed.
They are work in the bumps but they do just fine. Have to go with Atomicman on this one. Sorry Phil.
You are now my sworn enemy. You better sleep with one eye open, Barnicle Bill, the Sailor.
post #74 of 76
Had some Hendricks' and tried some Quintessential tonight, both delicious!
post #75 of 76
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
Had some Hendricks' and tried some Quintessential tonight, both delicious!
Glad we can agree on something
post #76 of 76
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Originally Posted by BarnacleBill5 View Post
Yes they are stiff but man do they ski the crud well. They just punch through it like it's butter. We had a great snow year last year and I found them just fine in the powder. After it was beat up a little and you were skiing tracked out stuff they were fantastic. I am 6'1" and about 220 so maybe that's why I didn't find them too stiff. You can dance on the 162's on the groomed runs and yet they are still stable at speed.
They are work in the bumps but they do just fine. Have to go with Atomicman on this one. Sorry Phil.
On that note, the friend who bought my B5's broke his leg the year before in the spring crud. He was extremely tentative in questionable conditions until I put him on my skis. When he got on them, I knew I may as well name my price. He's all grins and has not stopped skiing since. He frequently says, "I could ski over small children and not even know it. These skis go through anything" Not that he would ski over small children, because he's a very kind guy.
He does not ski moguls, so that is not a consideration for his love of the Metron B5.
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