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Dynastar Big troubles

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Thread Starter 
I was looking into buying the big troubles but I was curious about a few things. First, I am conflicted by the sizes. I am 5'7 150lbs and cannot choose between the 166 or the 176. Currently I ski a 167 rossi scratch fs and if i went with the 176 it would be a much larger ski than i have ever had. I am an aggressive skier who likes to mostly ski trees and bumps but (as I'm sure most of you do) just wander around playing in whatever terrain I find. Secondly, I was wondering if you guys have any other suggestions before I pull the trigger. I am open to anything but the trouble makers seem pretty fun.Thanks.

(ps I am not really in a good position to demo anything right now I wish I could)
post #2 of 10
Great ski - stiff underfoot and very flexible in the tips. Skis short, so my vote would be for the 176.
post #3 of 10
Go 176 they ski really short. They are true twins not just turned up tips and tails.
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+2

SJ
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What's with the retro graphics on some of the BT's? See a lot of those available. What's the performance like on groomers? Kind of wondering if this could be an 'all mountain' type ski since it seems like I can pick one up pretty cheap...
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Originally Posted by Alberto View Post
Great ski - stiff underfoot and very flexible in the tips. Skis short, so my vote would be for the 176.

Yes it skis short but soft in the tips.....only the tail. A 176 BT is as stiff if not stiffer then the Pro in the tip. Other then that the Big Trouble is an awesome all around ski that bust through crud like nobody's business.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Good to hear. thanks for the replies guys.
post #8 of 10
I'm coming to this thread a bit late, but just wanted to comment on the Dynastar Big Trouble. I'm 6ft, 175 lbs and ski the BT in 176cm. I would say go with the 176. The 176cm BT may look awfully big and fat compared to your Scratch FS, but it's really easy to ski and forgiving. The full twin tip reduces the running surface, making it feel like a shorter ski on groomers, but the width gives decent float in powder and slush. It's a medium flexing ski, so you can get a crisp response popping off small bumps (something I really enjoy) A fun ski, beefier than the FS.
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Originally Posted by jayhawkskier View Post
What's with the retro graphics on some of the BT's? See a lot of those available. What's the performance like on groomers? Kind of wondering if this could be an 'all mountain' type ski since it seems like I can pick one up pretty cheap...

there was a ltd edition graphic on the trouble maker and big trouble last season to comemorate(sp) the course series skis from 85-86

same ski different graphic thats all....
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Originally Posted by burlypaul#1 View Post
Good to hear. thanks for the replies guys.
Seriously dude. Check tramdock everyday multiple times a day. They can't get rid of them in size 176. Just a heads up.
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