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post #31 of 53
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post
Funny that a lot of people in Europe find the XL's to be a great one ski quiver.
I often thought that the Stockli XL & the Dynastar XXL would make a good 2 pair quiver.

Michael
post #32 of 53
Of my skis, the Dynastar speed 66. Hopeless in moguls, too narrow for soft snow, lousy for teaching and a real chatterbox when skied hard on EC conditions.

They're just a place I store a pair of bindings.
post #33 of 53
Thread Starter 
...I still fancy bagging myself a pair of XLs on the cheap from a local retailer.

I guess my GS12s would be pretty exhausting for a whole season. Good job I've got them in the 2007 livery...it would be exhausting enough simply looking at the new topsheet.
post #34 of 53
Well for the 1st time ever I have two pairs of ski's (top fuels and mantra's). Haven't skied the Mantras, so I'll go with them
post #35 of 53
you will pleasantly surprised with the mantras, you Dcskier.
post #36 of 53
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you will pleasantly surprised with the mantras, you Dcskier.
I'm sure I will:

Scheduled to get 31 days in this season with 27 of them out west
post #37 of 53
You people obviously have never had the displeasure of skiing the Stealth. Trust me, there was no worse one ski quiver. I can see the beauty in almost any ski, if you held that ski in front of a mirror, you would not see a reflection. I would defy anyone to ski that ski in anything more than 2" of snow.
post #38 of 53
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Originally Posted by epic View Post
I just got a pair of las-year's Volkl Racetiger SGs. It would suck pretty bad if I could only ski those.
I spent quite a few years with my Kästle SGs as my one-ski quiver. It wasn't so bad, a bit of work in moguls, not much fun in the deep stuff if it wasn't steep enough to keep your speed up, but other than that they were fine. I can see how it would be a drag trying to ski slowly on them though.
post #39 of 53
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
You people obviously have never had the displeasure of skiing the Stealth. Trust me, there was no worse one ski quiver. I can see the beauty in almost any ski, if you held that ski in front of a mirror, you would not see a reflection. I would defy anyone to ski that ski in anything more than 2" of snow.
Th question was "skis you own". There are plenty horrible skis out there that I would never have thought of actually buying. The Stealth and the SCX are among them.
post #40 of 53
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
You people obviously have never had the displeasure of skiing the Stealth. Trust me, there was no worse one ski quiver. I can see the beauty in almost any ski, if you held that ski in front of a mirror, you would not see a reflection. I would defy anyone to ski that ski in anything more than 2" of snow.
why a 45mm waist?

I am pretty sure my MTB tires are way wider than that.
post #41 of 53
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
Th question was "skis you own". There are plenty horrible skis out there that I would never have thought of actually buying. The Stealth and the SCX are among them.
Does have owned count? The Stealth made the SCx look like a midfat.
post #42 of 53
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Does have owned count? The Stealth made the SCx look like a midfat.
You actually paid money for a pair of Stealths?
post #43 of 53
I searched stealth and got this interesting thread lol

http://forums.epicski.com/archive/index.php?t-928.html
post #44 of 53
Def. my stupid salomon 720's. At least they're the 05 version so they aren't complete shite, but still I don't even think I'm gonna put binders on 'em. And if I do it'll be the solly 609's that came with 'em.

If someone knows a newbie or a light guy, I would sell the 609's FYI.

If I do mount them, it'll be with some junkers and I'll just use 'em in the early season mudrockslop.
post #45 of 53
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Elan Stealth 87/45/87.
Back in the late 90s, I was the "shop guy" who helped out the Nor Cal Elan rep at demo days. My first reaction to seeing a pair of Stealths was "what the heck are those Euros smokin'?"

Dennis
post #46 of 53
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
You actually paid money for a pair of Stealths?
Yeppers. I found a NOS pair on Skibay, paid like $37.00 for them. I was initially outbid, but the they were advertised as a "beginner/learning" ski. I talked the high bidder out of them, who was actually looking for a beginner ski. I sent them to another Bear from Epic.

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Originally Posted by Denny1969 View Post
Back in the late 90s, I was the "shop guy" who helped out the Nor Cal Elan rep at demo days. My first reaction to seeing a pair of Stealths was "what the heck are those Euros smokin'?"

Dennis
Did you try them? LOL.
post #47 of 53
My worst one ski winner (there is competition) would be my Rossi Axiom w/custom swallow tail. 2nd place: Salomon DH 215 3rd place: Dynastar Coupe du monde GS 210
post #48 of 53
Volkl P-40 Straightline Mogul 185. Can't turn them unless I'm in the air. I don't do that anymore, and probably couldn't if I even wanted to.

I certainly wouldn't mind having to suffer a one ski quiver of XLs!
post #49 of 53
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
You people obviously have never had the displeasure of skiing the Stealth. Trust me, there was no worse one ski quiver. I can see the beauty in almost any ski, if you held that ski in front of a mirror, you would not see a reflection. I would defy anyone to ski that ski in anything more than 2" of snow.

Sorry, the XCD trumps that. These were the original telemark skis - basically a long skinny straight nordic ski with extra camber...think 1.5" thick under the binding...the only bone thrown to the telemark crowd was the "full length" metal edges..."great for glacier travel". So basically they sucked on groomers, in light snow, heavy snow or powder and couldn't be skied at all in moguls. I bought them for backcountry skiing in Alaska, but soon gave up trying and got a pair of old soft wooden downhill skis to which I mounted three pin bindings.

They would have made a decent nordic ski, except they were too heavy, too stiff and the camber was too high to push a wax pocket into the snow.

(Yes I still have them...I'm a horrible collector).
post #50 of 53
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
I sent them to another Bear from Epic.
You bastard!
post #51 of 53
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Did you try them? LOL.
Actually, Phil, I skied on them. They were amazingly fun on well manicured hills. I could get some really high edge angles without "booting out."

Actually the ski that I had most fun with during that generation of Elans was the midfat Spitfire. But that's another thread.

Dennis
post #52 of 53
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Originally Posted by Denny1969 View Post
Actually, Phil, I skied on them. They were amazingly fun on well manicured hills. I could get some really high edge angles without "booting out."

Actually the ski that I had most fun with during that generation of Elans was the midfat Spitfire. But that's another thread.

Dennis
Yeah, but were deadly on anything that had more than a dusting on it. Talk about your one trick pony.:
post #53 of 53
215cm TUA DH Race Skis with Marker race bindings (I think they're MMR's )from the mid 80’s. Weigh 34lbs total and still the fastest skis I own... When I want to go in a straight line... If I need to do anything else, I need to be in different skis.
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