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Something lighter than Mythic Rider

post #1 of 17
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I posted here for some recomendations a while back, and the Mythic Rider came back as a good fit for what I am looking for. Many people reviewing indicated that the Mythic is a pretty heavy ski. Can anyone out there think of a ski that skis like the Mythic, but is a little lighter? I am 56years old and 5'6" looking for a ski for the western pow chop and crud.
post #2 of 17
Take a look at the Blizzard Magnum 8.7 and the Atomic Snoop Daddy.
post #3 of 17
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Blizzards were on my short list as well. Is there any way to tell the wieght of skis? It is not an advertised number. Is there a chart somewhere or is that to much to hope for. Thanks
post #4 of 17
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A few people recomended the Snoop, but the name puts me off. I dont know why.
post #5 of 17
I am the same height and a couple of years younger than you and ski the MR in a 172. The only time I notice the weight is carrying the skies to the slopes and back to the car. It really isn't an issue on the slopes.
post #6 of 17
I don't think Mythic Riders are significantly heavier than other skis its width. I do think the combination of Mythic Riders with Look PX bindings, which most people put on, makes for a heavy set-up. I'd stick with the Mythic Rider and look at putting on a lighter binding if you want to save weight.
post #7 of 17
Atomic Crimson Nomad with a Tyrola Railflex RF12 binding s a light set-up that will out-perform the MR.

Michael
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by oldschool1 View Post
A few people recomended the Snoop, but the name puts me off. I dont know why.
The name is silly, but the skis are great. Last year after demoing a bunch my short list was the snoop daddy and the MRs.

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Originally Posted by Rio View Post
I don't think Mythic Riders are significantly heavier than other skis its width. I do think the combination of Mythic Riders with Look PX bindings, which most people put on, makes for a heavy set-up. I'd stick with the Mythic Rider and look at putting on a lighter binding if you want to save weight.
That might be it. I have the MRs with head bindings and don't find them that heavy.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by oldschool1 View Post
Can anyone out there think of a ski that skis like the Mythic, but is a little lighter?..... looking for a ski for the western pow chop and crud.

I don't know if it skis like the mythic but the DPS wailer 95 is gonna be a lot lighter.

I would also think that a ski that is significantly lighter will also have a different feel in chop and crud.
post #10 of 17
Look for a ski that you can mount a binding directly on, not a integrated system. The Salomon Fury can be purchased flat. Mount it with a Salomon Z12 or 14 and you have a great light weight setup. I actually like it better than the MR. It is one of the only pure wood core skis that Salomon makes. You should not turn your nose up at the Snoop because of its name. It will out preform many skis and is very light. Also the PE/extreme is one of my favorite skis, especially in the 85mm waist category. They are significantly lighter than the MR, but if you don't like the name Snoop you probably aren't going to like the twin tip.
post #11 of 17
You might consider the Fischer Watea 84 or 94. I much prefer the Mythics more solid feel BUT there have been many very positive reviews about the Fischers.

If you haven't already seen it, take a moment to read Sierra Jims post titled Mythic Rider and the crazy 88s. He is close to our age and very good at communicating the differant nuances between skis. If I recall correctly, the follow up conversations to his post covered almost every ski in the catagory with multiple opinions.

Best of luck!
post #12 of 17
The K2 Coomba might fit your needs better if you want a powder & crud ski. Very light and easy to use while offering superb deep snow performance.
post #13 of 17
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The K2 Coomba might fit your needs better if you want a powder & crud ski. Very light and easy to use while offering superb deep snow performance.
They are a lot lighter, but they don't perform as well outside the powder like the MR would.
post #14 of 17
Movement Thunder, almost same dimensions and ALOT lighter.. If your an advanced skier definitely look into this ski.... Happy hunting...
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by oldschool1 View Post
I posted here for some recomendations a while back, and the Mythic Rider came back as a good fit for what I am looking for. Many people reviewing indicated that the Mythic is a pretty heavy ski. Can anyone out there think of a ski that skis like the Mythic, but is a little lighter? I am 56years old and 5'6" looking for a ski for the western pow chop and crud.

Oldschool- Why is the weight of MRs a problem? Are you afraid of carrying them from the parking lot or are you afraid of them not being quick enough or maneuverable enough on the snow? These are two very different problems as they need different solutions. If you go to a "lighter" ski, you will loose some of the MRs prowess in crud and chopped snow, so keep that in mind. The skis most often mentioned together with MRs are Snoop and Fisher Watea, I believe both are lighter. For disclosure: I own the MRs, and don't find them heavy after they hit the snow, so..
post #16 of 17
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Blizzards were on my short list as well. Is there any way to tell the wieght of skis? It is not an advertised number. Is there a chart somewhere or is that to much to hope for. Thanks
This thread at Teton has lots of weights
http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=76416

and this site says the Mythic is about 4 lbs per ski which is not heavy for its class
http://pistehors.com/backcountry/wik...d-Mythic-Rider
post #17 of 17
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check out some data

Thanks for all of the info. I wll check out some of the pages. I have two problems with weight, My back is not the strongest organ in my body at this stage, depending on a steady diet of anti inflamatory steroids to get around. So I am looking for some boards that are pretty light on the feet in the snow and also to carry around without killing myself. If I was an oligarck I could hire someone to lug the things around for me, but alas, that is not the case.
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