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Just bought a pair '09 Volkl Mantra Skis with Marker Griffon Bindings

post #1 of 13
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... and I just wanted to thank you all for help.  Without this site, I wouldn't have been as sure about my decision.

I'm 6'5'' 205 and bought a pair of 191s to ski Mammoth and Tahoe.

Thanks again everybody!!!

Jason

post #2 of 13
Welcome to EpicSki!

And, sweet set of boards you just picked up there
post #3 of 13
Fine choice.  I'm a little shorter than you, and only slightly lighter, and I've tried both the 191s and 184s.  The 191s are (IMHO) a much better ski overall.
post #4 of 13
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Just got them in the mail today!  Frickin sweeet.
post #5 of 13
By any chance did you get those from Al's Ski Barn?
post #6 of 13
What did you pay? I'm considering these or a pair of Rossi B3 or B2's
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by ADay2Remember View Post

What did you pay? I'm considering these or a pair of Rossi B3 or B2's

Totally.

Different.

Skis.
post #8 of 13
Yep after a little more research the Volkl's are not for me. Good luck with them.
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Totally.

Different.

Skis.
 
 LOL!!!

Bought them for $600 binding included.  I can't remember the website off the top of my head.
post #10 of 13
I'm on '08 Mantra with Griffin bindings and love them!  $600 for the everything is a great price.
post #11 of 13
Question "ADay2Remember", why do you prefer the B2 or 3 to the Volkl?  I realize that a review is all personal preference so I don't want to argue your choice but I found the Volkl to be much snappier than the B2-3.  I use to love Rossi's, but when they moved from the Bandit line to the "B" line, they seemed to ski dead to me. 
post #12 of 13
I'm guessing that snappiness isn't one of his priorities.

Regardless, the B4 is at least arguably comparable to the Mantra.  The B2 and B3 are just in a completely different segment.
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I'm 5'10"  165lbs and ski super aggressive. Grew up Skiing the White Mountains of NH. Raced at a young age, stopped for a few years then picked it up again in high school. I am now 23 and will be skiing mostly at Vail and occasionally at A Basin, Keystone, Breck. Just curious as to whether you guys prefer a longer mantra to a shorter. I ski hard and I ski fast with an East Coast Style. I ski everything on the mountain.
Thanks
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