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post #31 of 45
Good grief, folks. $130!

191 is a fine size for him for anything but short turns / tight trees.

Assuming they are not shot, that is a great bargain, and as someone above pointed out, worth the try even if he doesn't like them.
post #32 of 45
Because of your overwhelming specs and racing background you need something really burly and stiff hence I would recommend you to take a closer look at Dynastar Legend Pro's/XXL's in 184 and 187 respectively.
post #33 of 45
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by apeyros View Post
Because of your overwhelming specs and racing background you need something really burly and stiff hence I would recommend you to take a closer look at Dynastar Legend Pro's/XXL's in 184 and 187 respectively.
Thanks, i'll have a look at those.
post #34 of 45
ahem...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Elan-777-2005-20...QQcmdZViewItem

Brandon, good call. You could ski the R:Exs fine but I don't think that's a very good price actually. They typically go for $100 or less in these parts (I'm in Reno too) and those bindings are useless. I got my 191 10:Exs at the UNR ski swap with Rossignol Axial 140 bindings (much better binding) for $70. To me they are fantastic in the spring corn...I use them occassionally when it's real frozen and bumpy too but for that I prefer my 188 Volkl AX4s better. I also have a pair of 198 10:EXs that are rediculous for my 170lbs but actually kind of fun in the late season goo.

Anyway, if you ever want to meet me up at Mt Rose for some demoing I have a pair of 186 Dynastar Legend Pros that have demo bindings that you could try. I also have some old Rossignol Axioms (that are my favorite do everything everyday tahoe skis ever) that I could finnagle the bindings for you on. I'm going to assume your boots are bigger than my 26/306s so my other 9 pair of skis won't really work ...but I have those 2 you could try...just shoot me a PM and let me know if you want to meet up at rose (or Squaw, got a pass there too) for a little demo.
post #35 of 45
www.mntlion.com
or
www.fatskideals.com

I have some free skis that are about the same as what you where looking to buy.
just look on the site under "free stuff"
just pay for the shipping
post #36 of 45
1) Atomic 9.22length: 190 cm
"X-wide 72mm waist" (108 tip, 100 tail)

2) K2 Modx195 cm
107/70/97
post #37 of 45
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The 614's just flat out suck. Notorious for stripping out the forward pressure worm screw.
This is only a problem (it's not the wormscrew but the aluminum track which gets stripped) when the forward pressure is set with the boot in the binding (i.e. by doing it wrong). The track is made for moving the heel of the binding forward, not compressing the FW pressure spring against the resistance of the boot. You can also destroy them by hitting them with a hammer.

I have never had problem one with my CR 614 TDs (which are mechanically the same binding as the Race 614s), and they are on the skis I use for skiing chicken heads and coral reef.
post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post
This is only a problem (it's not the wormscrew but the aluminum track which gets stripped) when the forward pressure is set with the boot in the binding (i.e. by doing it wrong). The track is made for moving the heel of the binding forward, not compressing the FW pressure spring against the resistance of the boot. You can also destroy them by hitting them with a hammer.

I have never had problem one with my CR 614 TDs (which are mechanically the same binding as the Race 614s), and they are on the skis I use for skiing chicken heads and coral reef.
Likewise, I've used R-614s for several years with no problems. I even remounted them on my new Watea 101s a couple years back. They are on the heavy side, but I like the easy forward/back position adjustabiltiy. Got to try my Wateas on, forward, and behind center to see where they skied best.

If you adjust the forward pressure with the boot in the binding you will screw them up, after which they are pretty much toast, so buying used 412s or 614s is a gamble. Got the 412s on my R:EXs and move them forward for the day with a flick of the switch when I go to Telluride to make them better bump skis.

The bottom line (as always) is that if you know your equipment and take care of it, it will take care of you.
post #39 of 45
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
www.mntlion.com
or
www.fatskideals.com

I have some free skis that are about the same as what you where looking to buy.
just look on the site under "free stuff"
just pay for the shipping
Awsome, thanks for letting me know, i might actually pick one of those up.
post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by X-EastCoaster View Post
ahem...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Elan-777-2005-20...QQcmdZViewItem

Brandon, good call. You could ski the R:Exs fine but I don't think that's a very good price actually. They typically go for $100 or less in these parts (I'm in Reno too) and those bindings are useless. I got my 191 10:Exs at the UNR ski swap with Rossignol Axial 140 bindings (much better binding) for $70. To me they are fantastic in the spring corn...I use them occassionally when it's real frozen and bumpy too but for that I prefer my 188 Volkl AX4s better. I also have a pair of 198 10:EXs that are rediculous for my 170lbs but actually kind of fun in the late season goo.

Anyway, if you ever want to meet me up at Mt Rose for some demoing I have a pair of 186 Dynastar Legend Pros that have demo bindings that you could try. I also have some old Rossignol Axioms (that are my favorite do everything everyday tahoe skis ever) that I could finnagle the bindings for you on. I'm going to assume your boots are bigger than my 26/306s so my other 9 pair of skis won't really work ...but I have those 2 you could try...just shoot me a PM and let me know if you want to meet up at rose (or Squaw, got a pass there too) for a little demo.

Cool, glad to see another Reno person on here. I think I'm going to have a squaw pass this year, and I'll be up on Sundays usually, so maybe we can meet up.

I was definitely planning on hitting the UNR ski swap. Ive gotten quite a bit of decent stuff from there before. Its usually in November right?

I think i definitely need boots after thinking about it some more. Ive been skiing in these same boots for 9 years now, since freshman year in HIGH SCHOOL They were new and decent when i bought them, but now i think they are my weakest link. Any ideas for getting a decent deal on boots locally?
post #41 of 45
Thread Starter 
[quote=mntlion;948104]1) Atomic 9.22length: 190 cm
"X-wide 72mm waist" (108 tip, 100 tail)


How is the condition on those atomics? I think i might get those. I have some race bindings from my old Volkls that i could throw on them...
post #42 of 45
If you want to make boots your priority this season, I should point out that bud heishman on this board has a shop so close to you that the rest of us might be green with envy.

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=71804
post #43 of 45
[quote=brandontw;948938]
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
1) Atomic 9.22length: 190 cm
"X-wide 72mm waist" (108 tip, 100 tail)


How is the condition on those atomics? I think i might get those. I have some race bindings from my old Volkls that i could throw on them...

The red pair is in nicer shape, the orange pair just needs a light tune. (both are 9.22, same dimensions)
They are free, and I'm happy to add both to the same box for shipping so BOTH pairs should cost me around $50 for shipping.
cover that (and a beer?) and all yours
heck that is less then $15 for each single ski, the mounting will cost you more
info@mntlion.com

or

www.fatskideals.com
post #44 of 45
I'm on my 2nd pair of 191 REX. sold the first but rgreted it after the first generation AC4 came up limp after 20days. Found a 2nd pair of of 191 REX with the Daron Ralves graphics. Bindings are Rossi FKS 185. I'm 195 now but last season was around 235(Smaller thanks to Crossfit and Protein Power diet change). They are my favorite hard snow ski groomed or off piste. I ski mostly Kirkwood and Mammoth. A bit long for Kirkwood but perfect for off the top of Mammoth. My soft snow ski is Gotomas in 191 with same binding. Going to be interesting to see how the weight loss plays out. For a $130 and your size you will be having fun with 191. The ski is not that big. I moved the binding forward 1.5cm. That really helps mitigate the length for shorter turns.
post #45 of 45
free skis still avail.....
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