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Does anyone remember these? Anyone ski them?

Just picked up a pair, new in plastic.......

Elan MBX SL 198cm
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post #2 of 12
1996 model. Was never a fan of the MBX series. Put them up against another 200cm ski.. IIRC, these ran long.
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Skied MBX 26, 16, 14, Rct, R3 (GS), didn't get a chance to play on R5 (SL)

The 26, 16, 14 were pretty soft. Softer than f9000.
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I still have a pair of 198s in the garage. Replaced my last 4S. Seemed like a similar ski at the time. They look strange to me now.
Phil is right, a 198 is really more like a 203.
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Had a pair of those. Did not care for them.
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The MBX 16 PL Lightspeed at 200 cm was the last skinny ski that I purchased. I enjoyed the ski. I've even thought about remounting them for use on retro days.
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post
did someone say SCX???? :
those look very 1998- the horny toad tip protectors and the round hurricane swirl graphic. The 'MBX' printed on some of those just means cap-ski sheath, doesn't tell you what the core is.

If you want some fun, get about 30mm lifters on the one on the right.

Watch that base ding on the one on the left: the bases can come unglued.
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Does anyone remember these? Anyone ski them?

Just picked up a pair, new in plastic.......

Elan MBX SL 198cm
Out of curiosity, how far from the tail do the edges stop on that ski?
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Out of curiosity, how far from the tail do the edges stop on that ski?
I can't answer that question till the brown truck backs into my driveway.....
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Out of curiosity, how far from the tail do the edges stop on that ski?
All the way
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undrilled + electra bases

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