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dynastar skis...what friggin year of ski do i have???

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i have looked online, and i cant find my ski anywhere.....i just want to know what year, and how they were reviewed. They are a contact st 09 - 158's. They are kinda ugly, dark grey with orange/red splash/flame lookin thing. (115-65-104)....i was told they were 2003-04 or "around there" - as the salesguy stated. I dunno.....i ALSO bought a new set of Nitrous Hot Rods last year...i used them for a total of one hour.....they were WAY too long for me.....i spent a thousdand bucks on them! They are 170's.....the salesman ASSURED me they were perfect for me!.....so they are for sale.....im from toronto area....any body interested? I will take 600 for them.
post #2 of 12
Pics of your skies would really help identify them...
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
yeah i know....sorry....i dont have my camera here today....maybe i will post it monday...thanks
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Originally Posted by graphics1988 View Post

and how they were reviewed.
 

Why does this matter?    Either you like them or you don't.  

If you're looking for glowing third-party reviews to help sell them, well, that ski is a bit intermediate for the radar of most active posters on this forum.
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They are a contact st 09 - 158's. They are kinda ugly, dark grey with orange/red splash/flame lookin thing. (115-65-104)..

Try Winter 2005/2006?
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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post

Why does this matter?    Either you like them or you don't.

Together from his post from early last year, I'm guessing that he doesn't know whether to like them or not because he isn't sure he's using them correctly, that is, if he is even skiing "correctly".

Those skis betrayed him last season (fall, injury), and that gave a sly salesman the crack-in-the-door in which to convince him that somehow the Contacts were bad and/or somehow inappropriate for him (undoubtedly fueled by his existing uncertainties about them), and that these current and magical Nordicas that are completely different (esp. size) will solve all this and transform his skiing...  which is probably why he justified paying full-retail for them, esp. considering that he had probably paid clearance price for the 3-model-year-old Contacts earlier in the same year.

His assignment of blame to the Contacts was that certain back then...  until he finally got the chance to try the new skis (which obviously didn't transform his skiing), which now calls everything back into question again.

I'm guessing that's why he wants an opinion handed to him; to figure out if the problem was with the Contacts, or elsewhere.

 

(I reserve the right to be totally wrong, though.)

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Originally Posted by DtEW View Post



I'm guessing that's why he wants an opinion handed to him; to figure out if the problem was with the Contacts, or elsewhere.

 

(I reserve the right to be totally wrong, though.)


Ah, I see, I missed the previous post.  

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/81531/flex-or-no-flex-for-safer-knee-injuries
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
ouch....you guys are harsh! lol....but TOTALLY correct DtEW! lol....anyway, i was mainly curious BECAUSE i was looking for a similar ski to the Dynastar ....but a little less "edgy" but can still carve. The Nitrous are for sale...not my contact's. I used them so far all season, and i REALLY like them  - again. I brought BOTH skis to a guy in my area...WHO pretty much said what you guys said....he altered my dynastars alittle to more my liking. I dunno how or what people do to them...regardless, they are WAY better for me. His only thing, was that they mite be on the short side for me..(he's not a ski salesman....just been sking 20 years, and has skiied WITH ME).....WHICH is why i am looking for the year of my ski...i want to find it's similar ski for this year...and get a ski in the 160-168 range.....he was VERy surprised at how well i could handle the contacts, and said i dont ski like a "newbie"........ My contact's are 158's. I am 5'10 - 170lbs....now that i'm a LITTLE more educated, i realized WHAT i dont like about the Nitrous 170's......to me, they feel sluggish at carving, harder to get onto the "sweet spot" and they dont like to carve quick turns......but they are FAST......so it FEELS like all i do, is either long fast turns, or short "hockey stop" type carving. Its probably me tho guys....i am new to the sport....so dont kill me here! lol....i am just learning.....
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Originally Posted by graphics1988 View Post

ouch....you guys are harsh! lol....but TOTALLY correct DtEW! lol....anyway, i was mainly curious BECAUSE i was looking for a similar ski to the Dynastar ....but a little less "edgy" but can still carve. The Nitrous are for sale...not my contact's. I used them so far all season, and i REALLY like them  - again. I brought BOTH skis to a guy in my area...WHO pretty much said what you guys said....he altered my dynastars alittle to more my liking. I dunno how or what people do to them...regardless, they are WAY better for me. His only thing, was that they mite be on the short side for me..(he's not a ski salesman....just been sking 20 years, and has skiied WITH ME).....WHICH is why i am looking for the year of my ski...i want to find it's similar ski for this year...and get a ski in the 160-168 range.....he was VERy surprised at how well i could handle the contacts, and said i dont ski like a "newbie"........ My contact's are 158's. I am 5'10 - 170lbs....now that i'm a LITTLE more educated, i realized WHAT i dont like about the Nitrous 170's......to me, they feel sluggish at carving, harder to get onto the "sweet spot" and they dont like to carve quick turns......but they are FAST......so it FEELS like all i do, is either long fast turns, or short "hockey stop" type carving. Its probably me tho guys....i am new to the sport....so dont kill me here! lol....i am just learning.....

You are 5'10 and 170's are too big?  And your other skis are 158's????  And you are a advanced skier?  Something isnt making sense.
post #10 of 12

I think what Graphis1988 is saying is he likes the Contacts but want (based on friends observations) longer than the 158cm he now has.   The Nordica's just aren't the feel he likes.  Contact 09 at 172cm may be fine, the shorters are 165cm which be of minimal difference from 158cm and perhaps not worth the hassle to change out.

 

post #11 of 12
Gonna keep it short as I'm exhausted tonight.

See if you can find a pair of recent-vintage (2008? 2009?) Dynastar Legend 8000's.  They're available in 165cm, per your preference.  They're very much capable of carving, but in contrast to the deep sidecut of the Contact series (my experience is with the most-recent-vintage Contact 10) , they don't immediately grab and start turning on their own accord (this is what I'm interpreting as what you meant by "less edgy").  They're this way without being futzed with (I'm guessing your friend either aggressively detuned your Contacts, or changed their edge angles).

Dunno if it's possible to demo them, as they have just been replaced by the Sultan 85's.  Nevertheless, ask around and make a real effort to try-before-you-buy for this one.
Edited by DtEW - 1/18/10 at 11:37pm
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
sounds like a plan - thanks for the advice guys. Since yesterdays posts, i got two free demo certificates for a ski shop - so i can demo a couple. I will see what they have, and apparently quit calling myself a "beginner" - cuz apparently, "beginners" (so i've been told), tells a salesperson that i dont yet parallel, or rarely do..   I definitely can parallel (within 15 minutesof my first time skiing last year),.....and i didnt realize that "hockey stops" were an issue for "beginners". I ski black diamonds and double diamonds in my area (which are NOT like REAL black diamonds - like i witnessed in Vermont last year!)....but nonetheless, if its not full of moguls, i will go down it - no matter the steepness. So, i am off sometime today to "try" some different skis.....thanks again guys!

Now.....about boots?????? lol
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