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OK, I know I'm asking something most probably can not remember, but I'm the kind of guy that when I find something that I like, I use till it's used up. My last pickup I had for 19 years before getting another one. I have skied on my Dynastar Intuitive 74's since 2002. I had skied a lot of ski's over the years until I skied these. They just fit me so well. Well to make a long story short they were stolen recently and I have not been able to find another pair anywhere. Does anyone know where I can find another pair? If not, what is a comparable ski to the Intuitive 74? A little info. I'm 5'10" 187 lbs. Like to ski steep, bumps and fat. Over the past couple year spend a little more time on piste. Any suggestions.
post #2 of 15
Legend 8000 or Ebay.
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The Legend 8000 is the direct decendent of the Intuitiv 74. It will be the closest to what you had. It has better off-piste performance without losing much, if anything, in its groomer performance.

It you want something even better at off-piste look at the Dynastar Mythic Rider. It is a wider version of the 8000.
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Recently, I've seen the 74 in the short length on ebay - 167. Earlier, I saw a longer one - 188 I believe. Check ebay often and some will pop up. Hint: ebayers don't spell French consistently so also search intuitive as well as intuitiv.
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Originally Posted by MJB View Post
...Hint: ebayers don't spell French consistently so also search intuitive as well as intuitiv.
You can cover the different spellings by searching "dynastar int*".
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OK, I know I'm asking something most probably can not remember, but I'm the kind of guy that when I find something that I like, I use till it's used up. My last pickup I had for 19 years before getting another one. I have skied on my Dynastar Intuitive 74's since 2002. I had skied a lot of ski's over the years until I skied these. They just fit me so well. Well to make a long story short they were stolen recently and I have not been able to find another pair anywhere. Does anyone know where I can find another pair? If not, what is a comparable ski to the Intuitive 74? A little info. I'm 5'10" 187 lbs. Like to ski steep, bumps and fat. Over the past couple year spend a little more time on piste. Any suggestions.
Wow, since 02? I don't even recall if there was skiing before then.
post #7 of 15
IMHO the Contact 11/Unlimited has more in common with the Intuitiv 74 than the Legend 8000 does.
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Another thing to remember about the 74 is that the plate is designed for the P series of bindings, which are no longer made but available (usually for a nice price for the seller). Unless you're willing to be patient and spend what is necessary, I too recommend the 8K for you. My 74s are the white ones with the brown stripe down the middle, the '04 year model. I treasure them and only ski them in perfect snow conditions. I haven't ever skied any of the Contacts but to me the 8K is close to the 74.
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actually the Legend 4800 is the intuitiv 74's little brother but...I'd go with the other and suggest the 8000
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IMHO the Contact 11/Unlimited has more in common with the Intuitiv 74 than the Legend 8000 does.
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The Contact is a carver, the Intuitiv is all mountain. The other posts about the 8k being the direct descendant of the 74 are correct. Check this -http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=76488
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Keep Checkin Ebay

I was bidding on a pair of 74's 2 weeks ago in the 175 length. They ended up going for $130 before shipping. The had the Look Pivot binding on them. I've seen a couple others in varying lengths. If you really want the same ski again, I'm sure they will show up.
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The Contact is a carver, the Intuitiv is all mountain. The other posts about the 8k being the direct descendant of the 74 are correct. Check this -http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=76488
I know what they are marketed as. Thanks for "correcting" me though.
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Thread Starter 

ezliven

Thanks guys. All your information has been very helpful.
post #14 of 15
Mountain Bike City in Calgary, AB has a pair of 74s if i recall correctly
call and ask for Warren 403 686 0453 they are brand new....
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The 74 was a pretty soft ski with a particularly soft flex in the tail and a relatively forward mount relative to the sidecut. The result was a very turny ski with medium edge grip and medium stability.

The L8K is a much better ski (especially the newer ones) but it not really all that similar. The 8K is much firmer torsionally and much grippier and also more stable. IMO the 8K is a better tool for almost any conditions, however, it is not as easy to ski.

If a direct replacement is the goal, then the 4800 is (as others have mentioned) closer to the 74 than the 8K is.

SJ
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