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post #31 of 55

 

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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post

 

 

 

I think the jimmiejoebobs do have the textured topsheet. If not, there's always lotsa "Ski Totes" on E-prey.

 

SJ

 

Good to hear, I really don't see myself using a ski tote here, I would probably just wear my small pack.

post #32 of 55


 

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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

 

 

 

Those ARE the tops.

 


 

Bob, I went over to the Dark Side, bought some demo Watea 94's.  Too good a deal to pass up.  Will you still respect me in the morning?

post #33 of 55

 

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Originally Posted by SpikeDog View Post

 


 


 

Bob, I went over to the Dark Side, bought some demo Watea 94's.  Too good a deal to pass up.  Will you still respect me in the morning?

 

Heh.  You gotta go with the deals.

 

Believe it or not, some of my best friends are Head-less.

 

 

post #34 of 55

Bob,

 

"Headl-ess".

Now, that was good!!!!!

I really appreciate some good humor in the morning.

 

Nick

post #35 of 55

Friends don't let friends go Head-less.

 

 

post #36 of 55

I need a dramamine, those new graphix are.........

Black is sexy on cars as well. Hell, if you have to dress up your Mojos you can always put a few  rude stickers on 'em..

Got Head?

 

6/2: Got Mojoed today, 187 94s, care of TD their last 187s. $329, 

Me: 6'2" 200lbs, Salomon XWave 10.0 booties(110). RailflexII HD14.

Another Railflex plate is in the mail from L9.

 


Edited by snokat - 6/8/2009 at 08:42 pm GMT
post #37 of 55
Thread Starter 
 I don't intend to resurrect the old thread, just to add a post-scriptum.   I did ski today for the first time my own pair of Mojo 94.  Conditions Squaw Valley- snowy, windy, rain on the bottom, snow on top.  So we had some few inches of new snow on the ground, some windblown snow, (overall surprisingly smooth for Squaw).  

I am comparing Mojos to the Mythic Riders.   Granted, today was "hero snow", but I felt like I was positively flying, I just had this sh&t eating grin every run.    The last run of the day was on Tower 16, which had nice soft smooth snow on top that transitioned pretty abruptly into chunky crud with a dusting of fresh.  The top part was pure bliss, much easier, smoother than Mythics and just effortless. Cruddy snow required a little more input, I am used to Mythics just going through crud almost like it is not there, Heads were deflected  a bit more, but still held well and felt quite smooth. (W94 that I tested way back gave me a lot more trouble in crud).   Bottom linel, I am quite happy- it is a great ski for variable Tahoe snow.   Note- the ski had the edges set to the proper angles, so at least I'd like to think that I avoided some of the issues that people traced to the factory tune.  
post #38 of 55
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Originally Posted by alexzn View Post
... I did ski today for the first time my own pair of Mojo 94. 

...Granted, today was "hero snow", but I felt like I was positively flying, I just had this sh&t eating grin every run...

They ARE a lot of fun, aren't they?

Glad you like them.
post #39 of 55
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
They ARE a lot of fun, aren't they?
Yes they are indeed.  I fI were nitpicking, I would wish for a bit stiffer tip, but that would rob the ski of some of its willingness to turn.  
post #40 of 55
Alexzn, at your size you might want to demo the 187 if you get a chance down the rode. Glad you liked "yours" though, I got to agree with Skier219 that these seem to ski short, but that has been my experience with the TTs I have had..
I'm looking forward to skiing my own set-up next month, though I have new boots to help make those first turns even more of a mystery.
So I guess I'll be scrambling for a not only a boot tailor, but a re-bevel as well. Damn I can't wait for the fun to begiin!
Sounds like a busy night?

Happy New Years!
post #41 of 55
Question:

Have railflex (RFD 14) from iM82 - is mounting a railflex on the John 94 (180cm) better or worse than a flat mount Mojo 15 (not interested in comments about the colour - merely how it will ski).

First thought is the railflex allows some variety for park vs powder skiing?
post #42 of 55
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Originally Posted by Andrew R View Post

Question:

Have railflex (RFD 14) from iM82 - is mounting a railflex on the John 94 (180cm) better or worse than a flat mount Mojo 15 (not interested in comments about the colour - merely how it will ski).

First thought is the railflex allows some variety for park vs powder skiing?

 

I'm almost completely binding-ambivalent.  I've never bought into the idea that risers somehow negatively affect the performance of fatter skis.  Not that I've been able to tell, anyway.

My 94's are mounted with Marker Dukes, which I think have enough rise to be fairly comparable to the railflex if rise is what you're really asking about.

I think the railflex would be great for that ski, particularly as they would give you options with positioning.
post #43 of 55
RF 14s I've been using were originally for short board trials, albeit 180s. The micro-wobble is of no concern, if you know what I mean. The adjustability is awesome, and lift is not an issue for me.
I think Bob has it down on bindings, though the Mojo and Head 15s are supposedly a great wide ski attachment. I had to spread my brakes to fit, the 15s are 97mm wide, and steel-to-ski which is suppose to be of benefit.
I'm just hoping to find a ski length that works with a centered mount after skiing 207s and 210s moost of my life.
HNY,
Al
post #44 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew R View Post

Question:

Have railflex (RFD 14) from iM82 - is mounting a railflex on the John 94 (180cm) better or worse than a flat mount Mojo 15 (not interested in comments about the colour - merely how it will ski).

First thought is the railflex allows some variety for park vs powder skiing?

 

I'd go flat mount for sure -- the Mojo 15 is a stout binding, and will definitely give you much less slop than a RailFlex mount, or the typical LD bindings you get with a RailFlex set.  Mojo 15 heel mounts metal direct to ski, and the toe is very solid.

I have Mojo 15 bindings on my Mojo 94s, and it's a very good pairing.
Edited by skier219 - 1/1/10 at 5:40pm
post #45 of 55
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post #46 of 55

I've enjoyed the threads on the Mojo 94, very educational.  I've been on an im82 (183) the past 2 seasons and have loved this ski.  I'm 6'3" and 180lbs soaking wet.  I ski all over the west, but primarily at Crystal Mountain and Whistler.  I'd qualify myself as a level 8 from what I've read.  I love off piste skiing if the snow permits and often venture into lift served side/back country, but I'm happy ripping groomers if that's where the best turns are to be had.  I don't spend any significant time skiing moguls.  I still plan to ski the monster 82 when things are thin, but I'm interested in the Mojo 94 as a daily ski.  Honestly the 82 has never failed me in conditions less than boot deep, but it'd be nice to have more float for bigger days and trips to Utah, etc.  The im82s are starting to show some wear and tear also. Sounds like the Mojo 94 would make a great resort ski for the PNW....my question is length.  With the twin tip should I move up to the 187 or will I find that too large of a platform for billygoating into stashes and tighter tree skiing?  I'm sure it'd be fun in wide open bowls.  I'm light for my height and wonder if the 180 is more appropriate.  I've got access to a good deal on a new pair (2009) in the 187.  Should I purchase these or keep looking for the 180?

post #47 of 55

The 187 should work for you.  I have the im78 in 183cm and, with everything I've read, I expect the 187 Mojo to ski a little shorter than the 78s (when I finally get on them).  Tip to tip the Mojos are around 185cm, and the twin tip will mean a shorter running length than your im82s.

 

Last time I looked there was a cracking deal going on the 187s in the For Sale forum, with railflex 14s as a binding.

post #48 of 55

There have been a few tramdock mojo sightings recently.  Almost pulled the trigger a few times, even without demoing them.  Seems like a pretty easy to like ski. Plus as one who has been married for 15 years, its time to start getting some Head.

 

At 6 foot 175lb, though im thinking 180cm, but that would be for EC soft, tree usage. I think at your weight on the west coast you could easily get a way with the 186.  Maybe someone who has ski'd both can chime in but if its your everyday driver, i would go longer for sure

 

PS im a bit more particular then most but i would only consider the older black snowflake top sheet. The newer design is imho awful and fails on both "retro cool" and on pure art levels. Head should have licensed some of the 60's Bill Graham, Fillmore, mouse, Kelly designs if they were trying to match up the Jim, john, Joe , jerry thing. I think for next year they should market a short fat ski, that rocks, and call it the george ivan or just the "van". 


Edited by kbuzz - 5/24/10 at 8:06pm
post #49 of 55

Just wanted to put in my two cents on the John 94's.

 

I bought a pair this spring to take out west.  I luckily got some amazing conditions at Big White and Whistler - it had been a poor snow year at Big White (foot and a half the night i got there!).   These are my first fatter skis.  I loved every second on them.  I felt like I could do anything on pow or crud.  I'm a big guy and got along with with the 180's in the deep stuff. 

 

Anyways I'd recommend them.  Ski Hard!

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post #50 of 55

TRAMDOCK RIGHT NOW, MOJO 94 IN 180 WITH PEAK 15s!!!  BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!

post #51 of 55

One of my ski bros jumped on that deal in March, I had called him to jump on it. Skied them in April in Vail,

 

Selling mine after grabbing up two pair of rockered K2s.

post #52 of 55

Bought a pair on tramdock in January and skied the candy out of these--definitely fell in love.  

 

I had skied a few different types of ski before, including the mantras, but these seemed to just have a lot more playfulness while retaining the stiffness I like when ripping groomers and hard-pack.  It definitely helped that I felt like I was skiing the Mojos rather than them skiing me (which happened more than once on the Mantras).  

 

I am looking forward to a full season on these!

post #53 of 55

I decided to keep my Mojos afterall, they seem to fit in my double bag with either pair of my rockered K2s, besides they are a delight to ski on. Heavy, damp muthas with a nice tail flex for pow skiing. So they will be in the bag with my HBs when I head to Snowbsasin next month. I might dump the RFs down the road in a year or so if the urge occurs, seems that mounting on the factory line works great.Active Quiver 110 (Medium).JPG

post #54 of 55

Hey, congrats on deciding to keep the mojo 94's around, good ski and understated graphics for all over the mtn. Those K2's do make 

that head mojo 181cm? look a bit small heh.

post #55 of 55

The Heads are 187, the K2s are 189s, so much for length, eh?

I'd like to know what K2 is thinking when their own boards don't measure the same in a stated length.

Nice quiver though, the HBs get their turn in 5 weeks.

Just heard that Vail may get as much as 5 feet, up from the 2 foot forecast.

That would be the sickest dump in my 28 years of Vail.

I'll believe it when I see it.

Two of my Hog Squad are there as of today, another bud is at the 'Bird with his new Bentlers.

Here are 180 Mojo 94s on Forever.Mojo Again 001.jpg

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