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Watea 94 vs Elan 888

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
It sounds like both of these are great all around Mid Fats. To those that have skied both: Which is better on frozen surfaces? Which is better (read EASIER) in hard bumps? Which is better in mashed potato, cement, slush?

Thanks for the opinions.
post #2 of 14
Shouldn't this be over in gear discussion?
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Bump--anyone, Dawg, SJ, Phil?

Oh, sorry for the placement error. Mods, feel free to move to Gear Discussion if you feel it is more appropriate.
Thanks
post #4 of 14
I have skied both of these and like them both. I skied both in the bumps and not to ride the fence, they are the same but different. Whichever you can get a better deal on, go with it..or toss a coin. You can't make a bad choice either way.
post #5 of 14
Some info for you. For some reason skinet doesnt list the 94. The 84 should be similar - the 94 a bit slower edge to edge but better float... I included a 3rd one for you If the 3rd one strikes some interest, SJ's prices are very good right now.


http://www.skinet.com/ski_morecenter...10=forgiveness

http://www.skinet.com/ski_morecenter...fs9=&qprefs10=

http://www.skinet.com/ski_morecenter...fs9=&qprefs10=

http://www.sierrasnowboard.com/2008-...ONLY-38469.asp


http://www.sierrasnowboard.com/Dynas...stem-17806.asp
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks Kuma, I have read many reviews and am familiar with and actually did get to ride the Mythics. I was just hoping to get some specific thoughts about those two skis, particularly with regard to wet cement/slush/potato snow and bumps.

Thanks Phil, but you answer was more "Phil"osophical than it was informative. Any more specific thoughts--Phil or anyone...

Thanks again.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by RiDeC58 View Post
Thanks Kuma, I have read many reviews and am familiar with and actually did get to ride the Mythics. I was just hoping to get some specific thoughts about those two skis, particularly with regard to wet cement/slush/potato snow and bumps.

Thanks Phil, but you answer was more "Phil"osophical than it was informative. Any more specific thoughts--Phil or anyone...

Thanks again.
Get the 888.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by RiDeC58 View Post
Thanks Kuma, I have read many reviews and am familiar with and actually did get to ride the Mythics. I was just hoping to get some specific thoughts about those two skis, particularly with regard to wet cement/slush/potato snow and bumps.

Thanks Phil, but you answer was more "Phil"osophical than it was informative. Any more specific thoughts--Phil or anyone...

Thanks again.
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Get the 888.
No..the Watea 94
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by RiDeC58 View Post
Thanks Kuma, I have read many reviews and am familiar with and actually did get to ride the Mythics. I was just hoping to get some specific thoughts about those two skis, particularly with regard to wet cement/slush/potato snow and bumps.

Thanks Phil, but you answer was more "Phil"osophical than it was informative. Any more specific thoughts--Phil or anyone...

Thanks again.
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Get the 888.
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
No..the Watea 94
Actually..the hart Attack (120/86/110)
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by RiDeC58 View Post
Thanks Kuma, I have read many reviews and am familiar with and actually did get to ride the Mythics. I was just hoping to get some specific thoughts about those two skis, particularly with regard to wet cement/slush/potato snow and bumps.

Thanks Phil, but you answer was more "Phil"osophical than it was informative. Any more specific thoughts--Phil or anyone...

Thanks again.
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Get the 888.
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
No..the Watea 94
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Actually..the Hart Attack (120/86/110)
Better yet..the Hart One (130/96/120)...my final answer
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
Never let it be said that Phil is indecisive....
post #12 of 14
Frozen Surface - 888
Hard Bumps - Watea(softer flex easy to smear and to drive the tips into the troughs)
Soft dry snow(tracked or untracked) or untracked wet snow - Watea
hard crud/wet crud, thick crud, hard to ski Crud - 888
Groomers - 888

I would go with the 888 unless you really a finesse skier at which point I would go with the 94.
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks BWPA. I wish I was a finesse skier, but it just isn't so. I currently have a 78mm ski. Is 1 cm enough of a jump to justify the 888 or would it be better to jump to the 94. My skiing is for the most part all East Coast and rarely anything over boot-top.

Thanks.
post #14 of 14
Now that yo've gotten it narrowed down... Head's coming out with a Mojo 94 for '09 which got stellar reviews on this forum...
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