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post #31 of 43
The LP in 184 is more accurately compared to the Prophet in 186. The Prophet 179 is closest to the LP in 176.

SJ
post #32 of 43
Thread Starter 
Right but I'm looking to ride the Prophet in 179 because that's roughly the size that I tested most skis in last week, including the Pro Rider in 176.  I want to ride the Pro Rider in 186 just to see which of the two sizes I prefer.  Given that I'm going to be doing more tree skiing than I thought, I'd bet that 176 would be fine for me in the Pro Rider.  If I really like the Prophet in 179 then I'll also see if I can ride the 186 just to be sure that I'm getting the size I want.

Thanks for your insight into the Legend Pro series Sreadhead and for the offer.  Sounds like a great deal but priority one for me is to demo these skis and then see where things stand.



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The LP in 184 is more accurately compared to the Prophet in 186. The Prophet 179 is closest to the LP in 176.

SJ
post #33 of 43
Being that it's only your second year in the area.  The larger skis would probably be fine in the wide open back bowls, but could be a handful in the trees and frontside Vail.   The farther you get from Denver, the bigger the skis you can get away with. 

Are you paying to demo?  

Obviously,  if you can demo for free, go for it.   But if your paying, you might want to just sack up and grab a pair.

There are lots of good skis out there.
post #34 of 43
Thread Starter 
Lucky for me that It's my 17th year living near the base of one or two world class ski hills, though we're only on our second year in Colorado.  I certainly want a quick ski though and I hear that the LP100 is for its width.

I haven't paid to demo yet but likely will for the Prophet.  In any case, I plan to "sack up" and keep trying skis until I find what I'm looking for.  Yeah there are a lot of good skis out there but there are a few skis that I would have regretted just grabbing and buying so I'm glad that I took them on a demo.

 
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Are you paying to demo?  

Obviously,  if you can demo for free, go for it.   But if your paying, you might want to just sack up and grab a pair.

There are lots of good skis out there.
post #35 of 43
Demoing is great.  I just don't like paying MAP, so I tend to buy in the off season and don't always get a chance to try them out first.  I know what genre of skis I like and end up happy with most.  The 176's were just a little short for me and the wife wasn't interested in them. 

You might also want to try the Watea, Gotama or the Enforcer.
Good luck, I am sure you will find something you'll like. 
post #36 of 43
Thread Starter 
Thanks and I'll probably buy again in the off season for my next pair of skis.  The Enforcer was one of my demo skis on Saturday.  For me it seemed to have a preferred turn radius that was tighter than I like for this kind of ski.  Would love to try the Gotama but haven't come across it at my demo locations yet.  Same for the Watea.

Enjoy your time at Aspen.  Just know that it's been pretty cold here.  Like as low as -20 below with the wind chill.  
post #37 of 43
Thread Starter 
Today I skied the Liberty Helix, Line Prophet 100 and just for fun, the Fatypus D-Sender, and the Dynastar Legend Pro Rider held it's position as my favorite 1 ski for storming Vail (where these demos took place) through variable conditions.  I'll soon have these in my hands with Dukes mounted boot center.

I was shocked to find a perfect new pair (in original wrappers) of the older Legend Pro Rider (pre 2009) in 186cm being sold by Kind Bikes and Skis in Edwards for $450.  I didn't find an older pair mounted to demo though and so went with the current version of the ski in 184cm.  

Now on to my next ski in my two resort quiver.


Edited by Canyonlands - 12/12/09 at 7:43pm
post #38 of 43
 I have got the mythic cause I am east. I will have the pro someday  for west. You made a really good choice. I would check the DPS Lotus 120 for big days. I hope to demo when it snows big in Summit county the last two weeks of december. Emjoy the ride !
post #39 of 43
Thread Starter 
Vail Boards


They're in the house!  Now I need to get them out on the hill.  New 184cm Legend Pro Riders with Marker Dukes.  I budgeted just so much for one pair of skis, ended up getting a local deal and had $500 left over.  The Pro Rider seemed like the perfect ski for Vail's back bowls.  For less than the remaining 500 I was able to track down a good Beaver Creek ski...



Beaver Creek Boards

New 2009 178cm Legend 8000 Fluid LOOK PX12

Until we get another foot here in the Rockies I'll be on my 7 year old rock skis.  If I can hold out. 
post #40 of 43
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Vail Boards


They're in the house!  Now I need to get them out on the hill.  New 184cm Legend Pro Riders with Marker Dukes.  I budgeted just so much for one pair of skis, ended up getting a local deal and had $500 left over.  The Pro Rider seemed like the perfect ski for Vail's back bowls.  For less than the remaining 500 I was able to track down a good Beaver Creek ski...



Beaver Creek Boards

New 2009 178cm Legend 8000 Fluid LOOK PX12

Until we get another foot here in the Rockies I'll be on my 7 year old rock skis.  If I can hold out. 

Those skis look so much more beautiful in someone's home.  In the store they are just inanimate objects.  nice.
post #41 of 43
Thread Starter 
Pro Riders
They look a lot better in my hands than they do in the store or online.  

Thanks.


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Those skis look so much more beautiful in someone's home.  In the store they are just inanimate objects.  nice.
 

Edited by Canyonlands - 12/16/09 at 7:04pm
post #42 of 43
I figure by now you have at least a few days on your new Pro Riders...what's the verdict?
post #43 of 43

I have skied the XXL (194) for three years now and really like them, but I was looking for something a little bit shorter for tree skiing.  I just didn't want to sacrifice the confidence that the XXLs give me when I'm hauling ass off piste The only skis that I like better than my XXLs are my new Pro Riders!  I got them in the 184 length, which is a little short for me (6'2, 225lbs), and I was worried that I was going to sacrifice some stability with the shorter ski.  They were everything that I hoped they were going to be.  IThe PRs can rip everywhere; they are very good in the powder (not as good as my XXLs though), great at speed, and they hold a nice edge on the groomers.  I also have no problem getting after these skis in the bumps.  As long as you are a strong skier (I've heard that weaker/lighter skiers have a hard time on these due to the minimal sidecut and rigidity), I highly recommend these boards.  For what it's worth, I can't imagine a better ski for style of skiing than the Pro Riders with the Jester bindings.

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