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Dynastar 4800 or Intuitive - HELP! QUICK!

post #1 of 9
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:Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone had experience with either or both skis and give me some suggestions on preference.

They will be used in Colorado for groomers, bumps, and occasional off-piste trips.

Thanks in advance and happy holidays!
post #2 of 9
Hi S to R,

Please tell us more, including your wieght & skill level. A history of your skiing would help also.

Michael
post #3 of 9
I assume you mean the Intuitiv 74 [ there was also an Intuitiv 71, which was much more of a groomer ski].
My experience on these skis was as follows:
The Legend 4800 sacrificed some of tne Intuitiv 74's power and top end for a bit less weight and slightly increased versatility. The 4800 is a nice intermediate /advanced ski while the 74 has a bit more top end and can bust thru the crud a bit better. Neither is a deep powder ski.
As to whether these are what you are looking for, only more information can narrow that down.
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Sorry about the rushed pose.
I'm getting the skis for my Dad actually, it's a little harder to describe exactly where he is in the skiing world. He's about 5'7", 150 lbs. Solid intermediate but charges way harder than he should (bad back).
He skis mostly groomers, occasional bumps and skis pow when there is any.
But to resolve the conflict I had, I got both skis! ...at an incredible price. The intuitiv is the intuitiv 74, which is a beautiful ski, solid, clean. I might mount the 4800 with his salomon S810 and keep the intuitiv 74 for myself.
By the way, anyone knows what kind of binding fit on the intuitiv 74 (what are the options?) I know Look px 12 is the suggested binding. Any others?
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Sorry about the rushed pose.
I'm getting the skis for my Dad actually, it's a little harder to describe exactly where he is in the skiing world. He's about 5'7", 150 lbs. Solid intermediate but charges way harder than he should (bad back).
He skis mostly groomers, occasional bumps and skis pow when there is any.
But to resolve the conflict I had, I got both skis! ...at an incredible price. The intuitiv is the intuitiv 74, which is a beautiful ski, solid, clean. I might mount the 4800 with his salomon S810 and keep the intuitiv 74 for myself.
By the way, anyone knows what kind of binding fit on the intuitiv 74 (what are the options?) I know Look px 12 is the suggested binding. Any others?
The Intuitiv 74's plate requires a Look binding. I have the white Intuitiv 74 mounted with a Look P12. To my knowledge, a PX12's heel piece will not mount to the plate. It takes a pivot binding. Others can correct me if I'm wrong. The P series (Pivots) is no longer made by Look and you'll have to find some on gear swap or ebay.

BTW, the 4800 sounds like a better ski for your dad.
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By the way, anyone knows what kind of binding fit on the intuitiv 74 (what are the options?) I know Look px 12 is the suggested binding. Any others?
As stated above, the PX type Look binding will NOT work. The Pivot type is the only binding that works with the plate installed on the Intuitive 74.

see: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=62253
post #7 of 9
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The Intuitiv 74's plate requires a Look binding. I have the white Intuitiv 74 mounted with a Look P12. To my knowledge, a PX12's heel piece will not mount to the plate. It takes a pivot binding. Others can correct me if I'm wrong. The P series (Pivots) is no longer made by Look and you'll have to find some on gear swap or ebay.

BTW, the 4800 sounds like a better ski for your dad.
That's my plan, he's getting the 4800 mounted tomorrow. I'm looking for some p12 bindings now I guess for intuitiv 74.
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
As stated above, the PX type Look binding will NOT work. The Pivot type is the only binding that works with the plate installed on the Intuitive 74.

see: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=62253
If anyone sees any deals on p12 bindings, give me a holler.
post #9 of 9

74 + P12 experience

Skied this combo the last 3ish years.

If 'Dad' charges hard and sets them over at speed on trail, commits to the turn - letting the skis bring him round, the smile (as it did for me) will broaden as the speed picks up. I had great fun on them in Montana, California, Vail, and this year at C/Butte and Apsen. So a varied bunch of places and styles - this ski handles all except the truly steep and utterly deep.

As for pow performance, well, 74mm ain't so bad, especially, and simply put, if his current ski has a slimmer waist. So for the occassional foray, or the tree run next to the trail, as other Bears have suggested, this ski, with its wood core and snappy response, busts through.
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