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Dynastar Contact 4X4 vs Dynastar Contact Cross TI Ski What' s the difference?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I was looking at the Dynastar line up for the 4X4 and noticed Dynastar  has 2  different contact skis the 4X4 and the Cross Ti .I have heard great reviews on the 4X4 but I have not heard anything about the Cross Ti? I want the ski for Killington for those Fast and Firm days we love in Vermont! Also to ski some occasional  bumps with the ski. For the Fresh/Trees I have my Volkl  AC 4's .What is the Contact Ti like? How does it compare to the 4X4?

Thanks for your help!

CJ
post #2 of 16
Thread Starter 
ANybody have any imput?

Thanks

CJ
post #3 of 16
Try the Dynastar Web site: www.dynastar.com.  September Ski mag and Skipress mag (skipressworld.com) had reviews of the Contact Cross Ti. 
post #4 of 16
Also, there was a very favorable review of both the 4x4 and Cross TI over at realskiers.com.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks, I have just checked out the reviews and they sound very good.

Does anybody have any personal experiences with the CrossTi?


CJ



 

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Does anybody else have any opinions?


Dawg?


Thanks

CJ
post #7 of 16
I'm also interested in the difference between this years Contact Cross Ti and last years Contact 10. If anyone knows I would like to read your opinion. Thanks.
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
Anybody???

Help!

CJ
post #9 of 16
Finally found a pair of the Contact Cross Ti to demo (172). Both skis have a similar feel, very stable and grippy on ice. The 4x4 is a more burly ski, somewhat stiffer, more stable at higher speeds. The Contact Cross is somewhat softer, although not a lot. Also stable to the point where most people would be comfortable on it. Easier to handle in bumps and crud than the 4x4. I would say that the main difference is that the 4x4 is less foregiving, would be better suited for the heavier expert skier that likes to ski very fast on hard snow and crud, and who doesn't spend a lot of time in bumps. The Cross is aimed more towards the advanced to less aggressive expert, more manuverable and manageable in funky conditions and bumps, while still retaining high speed stability on hardpack. The Cross is somewhat more forgiving, but by no means is it wimpy. But they are both amazing skis.
post #10 of 16
 hi,
i've been skiing the 4x4's for the past year, i ski at okemo, so i'm familiar with vt conditions.
the 4x4 is a very demanding ski, you have to pay attention all the time. they are not forgiving and don't suffer
a back seat skier. they are stiff in the tips and want to drive you back in the icy bumps.

now for the good part, they have no speed limit, they cut through crud, hold on ice, and eat up groomers. 
they are terrific in soft bumps and chopped up snow, and are quick edge to edge.

hope this helps.....
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by chrisandy View Post

 hi,
i've been skiing the 4x4's for the past year, i ski at okemo, so i'm familiar with vt conditions.
the 4x4 is a very demanding ski, you have to pay attention all the time. they are not forgiving and don't suffer
a back seat skier. they are stiff in the tips and want to drive you back in the icy bumps.

now for the good part, they have no speed limit, they cut through crud, hold on ice, and eat up groomers. 
they are terrific in soft bumps and chopped up snow, and are quick edge to edge.

hope this helps.....


 

Excellent review of the 4x4's, my thoughts exactly. There is no room in the back seat of those babies!
post #12 of 16
The Cross Ti is just a bit softer and more forgiving.  The 4x4 is stiffer and more stable, though i've heard they handle nicely in bumps also.  It just depends on how you ski and your ability.
post #13 of 16
 im not sure that they handle nicely in the bumps unless you glen plake or jeremy bloom, my prophet 90's and rx 8's are way more 
comfortable in icy bumps........
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks everybody for your imput.

It sounds like the Contact ti is more forgiving than the 4x4.

I like forgiveness. It's hard to be pedal to the metal all day.

The ski sounds to be solid at speed.

Can you ski them in bumps?
Can you smear your bump turns?

Thanks

CJ
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by cjinc View Post


Can you ski them in bumps?
Can you smear your bump turns?

 

Yes I can. The real question is can you?

SJ
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
Maybe in my next life! :)

How does the Cross Ti conpare to the Tigershark 10?

Jim, I want to add another ski to my VT quiver to balance out either the TI or Tigershark.

You seem to be very high on the Bridge. Can it handle VT conditions?

I'm 6.1 190 Im thinking the Ti 172cm or the Tigershark 175cm, and the Bridge in a 177cm.

What bindings do you like with the bridge?

What do you think?

Thanks for your help.

CJ
 


 

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