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Should I dump my Metron B5's for Finn's Goats?

Poll Results: Sell the Metrons, get the Goats?

 
  • 45% (16)
    Yes
  • 14% (5)
    No
  • 40% (14)
    You still own METRONS?
35 Total Votes  
post #1 of 72
Thread Starter 
I have a pair of 2006 Atomic Metron B5's in 172. Should I sell them and buy Finndog's 183 Goats?
post #2 of 72
No, you should keep the Metrons AND buy Finn's Goats.

SJ
post #3 of 72
Serioulsy, you won't get much for the metrons. I should know, because I sold mine a while back.
But, you should buy Finn's goats. You will LOVE joining the rest of us in this generation of ski gear.
post #4 of 72
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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post
No, you should keep the Metrons AND buy Finn's Goats.

SJ
That would be a great combo.
post #5 of 72
This poll is flawed. You should keep the metrons, AND buy Finn's goats, AND buy a mid 80s ski to fill the gap.

duh!
post #6 of 72
Thread Starter 
Luckily I didn't pay a whole lot for the metrons, it was actually about what the goats cost...

I need to get some PT work lined up for when I start taking classes
agian, then I'll see about buying them...
post #7 of 72
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by simonbda View Post
This poll is flawed. You should keep the metrons, AND buy Finn's goats, AND buy a mid 80s ski to fill the gap.

duh!
Actually, it is really flawed, as i am planning on making another pair of skis for this season...

I could have a quiver of 4!
post #8 of 72
Can I vote????

Kyle, the right answer is what works overall. The goats are a much different ski than the Metrons and you should have both but it's a tough economy out there. Why else could it be that they are still for sale?
post #9 of 72
I owned the Metron B:5's, and I now own the Gotama's (same years as Finn's).

Although the B:5's are surprisingly good in deep snow, they're a different animal than the Got's.

I consider them mutually exclusive, to a large extent.

If I had to choose one, it would depend upon the rest of my quiver. At this point, I'd go with the Gotama's. They're the best deep-snow ski I've been on.

A friend of mine purchased Soloman Rockers last year (an excellent rocker ski). He enjoyed them for specific applications, but went back to his Gotama's for most deep snow days.
post #10 of 72
This is sorta like asking should I sell my tennis racket and buy a baseball bat?

I guess ya could play tennis with a Louisville Slugger....but would ya really wanna??

SJ
post #11 of 72
Own both--ski both a lot and my two favorite skis in a 5 ski quiver. Could not be much different but, IMO, both great skis.
post #12 of 72
Kyle, please make the check out to ......
post #13 of 72
Metrons and goats are a pretty nice quiver. Keep em both.
post #14 of 72
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
Kyle, please make the check out to ......
Jut spoke with the boss/owner here at work, he is entertaining the idea of keeping me on PT through the school year, but won't know for sure until mid October.

I need 8 hrs/week to cover the bills, anything else is my $$$
post #15 of 72
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
Jut spoke with the boss/owner here at work, he is entertaining the idea of keeping me on PT through the school year, but won't know for sure until mid October.

I need 8 hrs/week to cover the bills, anything else is my $$$

I think Finndog was offering a payment plan. Just sayin...
post #16 of 72
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by djl View Post
I think Finndog was offering a payment plan. Just sayin...
He was, and we already talked about it. But I have a $315/month car payment to make, plus the car needs tires before winter. Working (a "decent") job while taking college courses full-time tends to get a little interesting...
post #17 of 72
Does anyone on here actually keep the same gear from year to year?

I sell because I am poor, but come on(said in the voice of GOB) just be happy with you got and ski it into the ground.
post #18 of 72
I'm thinking we should all chip in for Klye....
post #19 of 72
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
Does anyone on here actually keep the same gear from year to year?

I sell because I am poor, but come on(said in the voice of GOB) just be happy with you got and ski it into the ground.
Hell yeah!

Funny, remember when every other thread was about how the B5 was a one ski quiver, and everything else was an also-ran. Heh, since then they've all moved on to the next greatest thing.

If a ski is really great, it doesn't stop being great just because it's no longer the newest model.
post #20 of 72
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
just be happy with you got and ski it into the ground.
Amen to that Bush!

That's one of the prevailing vibes that seems to permeate Epic that I just can't relate to anymore.

There's way too many folks populating this forum who seem to think that getting new equipment every year is going to improve their steeze.

Now I admittedly went through the new gear phase 3 seasons ago, but I hadn't had new equipment in over 20 years and was just getting seriously back into skiing, ramping up from 10 days a year to an average of 40 and finally skiing outside of my native Tahoe range. After two seasons I've settled on my gear and I'm sticking to it until it craps out.

But after skiing with a number of folks from these forums and a number from TGR it's pretty obvious that equipment only makes you so good. The rest of it is talent and perseverence.

Honestly the best skiers I have ridden with from Epic and TGR usually only have 1, 2 or 3 (at the very most) skis in their quiver. Many of them have 2 (an every day "mid-fat" between 80 and 100 and a powder, usually RC and 125+).

The bottomline is that no matter how far and wide you search you cannot buy yourself a good turn. You have to earn it.

To quote MTT, "Just pick a ski and make it your b@#ch".

Those are sound words. Pick a freaking ski (or two at the most) and then ski them, a lot (or as Bush says "into the ground.").

Anything else is just ridiculous overkill. Nobody really "Needs" a ski, that is unless you don't have any at all.
post #21 of 72
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
I'm thinking we should all chip in for Klye....
I will donate $5 to the Kyle/Goat fund. All we need is 105 more $5 donnations. I bet there are at least 105 Bears out there who can afford $5. In fact this is a great way to benefitt membership. We could all buy each other skis Kinda a communal thing. I'm serious
post #22 of 72
550 for 183 gotama? eh come on finn you make more money than the college kid
post #23 of 72
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
Amen to that Bush!

That's one of the prevailing vibes that seems to permeate Epic that I just can't relate to anymore.

There's way too many folks populating this forum who seem to think that getting new equipment every year is going to improve their steeze.

Now I admittedly went through the new gear phase 3 seasons ago, but I hadn't had new equipment in over 20 years and was just getting seriously back into skiing, ramping up from 10 days a year to an average of 40 and finally skiing outside of my native Tahoe range. After two seasons I've settled on my gear and I'm sticking to it until it craps out.

But after skiing with a number of folks from these forums and a number from TGR it's pretty obvious that equipment only makes you so good. The rest of it is talent and perseverence.

Honestly the best skiers I have ridden with from Epic and TGR usually only have 1, 2 or 3 (at the very most) skis in their quiver. Many of them have 2 (an every day "mid-fat" between 80 and 100 and a powder, usually RC and 125+).

The bottomline is that no matter how far and wide you search you cannot buy yourself a good turn. You have to earn it.

To quote MTT, "Just pick a ski and make it your b@#ch".

Those are sound words. Pick a freaking ski (or two at the most) and then ski them, a lot (or as Bush says "into the ground.").

Anything else is just ridiculous overkill. Nobody really "Needs" a ski, that is unless you don't have any at all.
Sage words.

Most people (including me - especially me), get wrapped-up in gear because the identify with the image; which has scant bearing on reality.

People "project", seeing themselves as radical, gonzo performers because they bought this year's sticks.

I've got a pair of mid-fat M:EX's that are wonderful. But, I decided to spend another chunk and buy Volkl's AC50's - with almost the same dimensions. Necessary? Not in the least. Dumb? Perhaps.

You're right. The only way to become an awesome skier, is to earn the right. Great skiers can ski on barrel staves and look perfect.

This doesn't mean gear is irrelevant. Rather, it's a limited part of the game.

There's honor in skiing good sticks till they die.
post #24 of 72
BTW krp you just missed the Bluehouse deal which had district for around 350 I believe.

Also yes I happen to go though skis quite a bit but in the past year I have broken or skied to the point of no pop 4 pairs of skis, so yeah they were replaced but most of you guys could use the same skis for years and never have them wear out.
post #25 of 72
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
BTW krp you just missed the Bluehouse deal which had district for around 350 I believe.

Also yes I happen to go though skis quite a bit but in the past year I have broken or skied to the point of no pop 4 pairs of skis, so yeah they were replaced but most of you guys could use the same skis for years and never have them wear out.
Actually the bluehouse sale starts on midnight friday. And they still are selling last years 187cm for $250. I think...
post #26 of 72
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post
Actually the bluehouse sale starts on midnight friday. And they still are selling last years 187cm for $250. I think...
Thank God that I have this Volant addiction, it prevents me from branching out into all manner of new skis at bargain prices (which are still much more than I have spent on any of my skis, except for my Spatulas).
post #27 of 72
I will donate a pair of Salompn 12 din Drivers to the effort and I will let you use my jig to mount them!
post #28 of 72
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post
Actually the bluehouse sale starts on midnight friday. And they still are selling last years 187cm for $250. I think...
Yea, but not a goat!
I've had both in my hands and can say the Goat is worth the difference in price.
post #29 of 72
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Originally Posted by Captain_Strato View Post
Sage words.
...Great skiers can ski on barrel staves and look perfect.
Dood. Rocker + Wood Core + Reverse sidecut = money.

We can even have French vs American vs Slavonian oak holy wars.
post #30 of 72
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Originally Posted by mkevenson View Post
I will donate $5 to the Kyle/Goat fund. All we need is 105 more $5 donnations. I bet there are at least 105 Bears out there who can afford $5. In fact this is a great way to benefitt membership. We could all buy each other skis Kinda a communal thing. I'm serious
I'll chip in my $5.00
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