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2011 Dynastars!

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(Repost from TGR)

http://www.skipass.com/news/46678-matos-2011-dynastar.html

Note the Sultan 94, Legend Pro Rider 115 (XXL?), and 6th Sense Slicer (partial rocker).
post #2 of 20
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Originally Posted by DtEW View Post

Note the Sultan 94

Dammit, I already have too many skis, with two @ 94mm waist.  But based on my experience with the Sultan 85, I bet the 94 is a gem.
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Dammit, I already have too many skis, with two @ 94mm waist.  But based on my experience with the Sultan 85, I bet the 94 is a gem.

Think of it like desert.....something to look forward to.....very tasty.............

SJ
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Mmmmmmm slicer......rockered tip.....98mm underfoot.....sounds good to me
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 This is one of the skis I am totally looking forward to trying.  I am extremely happy with my Head Mojos these days, and objectively it does most everything better than my Mythics, but I do miss that special Dynastar "feel".   The new HT with double rocker also sounds sweet.   Too many good skis around.
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Does anyone know anything about the construction details on the 2011 Sultan series: 80, 85, and 94?

It looks like the 94 has full vertical sidewalls while the 80 has a softer capped tip section (autodrive). Is this right, and what about the 85? Which of these models have metal in the layup and how many sheets?

Thanks, Chris
post #7 of 20
 Allow me to recommend Sierra Jim's video on the 2011 Dynastars.
Link is to Part 1.

http://www.buydynastarski.com/index.php?pg=videopage&v=wbu0sB8jfek&feature=youtube_gdata
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Originally Posted by Girdwoodguy View Post

 Allow me to recommend Sierra Jim's video on the 2011 Dynastars.
 

Wow - Great Video, THANKS for the link and especially to SierraJim for directing, hosting, and putting this very informative video up!!! I'm quite sure I'll be buying one of those new Sultans...
post #9 of 20
Yes, I am sure I'd be eyeing the Sultan 94's if I hadn't just bought a new pair of Mythics for my daily drivers. 
So instead, I am thinking the 2011 115 LP's sound good as my deep snow ski for next year.
Apparently they had a demo day here in Girdwood a few weeks ago, but I was asleep at the switch and missed it.
Anyway, I agree that Sierra Jim's video was really great.
post #10 of 20
Thanks ya'll for the propz on the Vid. That was a very short notice deal as I ran into Andy at the coffee shop the morning before we did it and set it up. We were planning an in store product debrief with Nat anyway and so we just kicked it around for a few minutes. That deal was a "one take special" with no rehearsal, no breaks and no editing. Basically we turned on the camera and ran with what we got. Personally, I think it was a little rough but heck, I handed Nat the question list about 3 mins before the camera rolled. I have to thank the membership @ Epic for the majority of the questions as most were gleaned and developed from the thread I launched right before we shot it.

The ski business is changing for sure. Dynastar is one of those brands that is still run and managed by skiers such as Andy and Tait Wardlaw in the U.S. plus folks like Nat and Jean Renaud Daniel in the world market. It says a lot that the guy most responsible for product mix in the world market is willing to listen to the US. That is not always the case. While the mass market may be getting dumbed down a little by Asian conglomerate manufacturing and mass market concepts, not all companies are following that lead and Dynastar is one that is holding the line.

SJ
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Wow, GREAT video!  I'm heading up this weekend for probably the last ski days of my season. Hoping there will be enough new snow that it will be worth my while to demo the Sultan 85's.  I'm currently on some 4 year old K2 Axis X's, and really need to get something wider underfoot.  Jim, any thoughts about looking for a good deal on the 2009 85's vs. holding out to ski the 94's next year?
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Originally Posted by goaliedad30 View Post

Wow, GREAT video!  I'm heading up this weekend for probably the last ski days of my season. Hoping there will be enough new snow that it will be worth my while to demo the Sultan 85's.  I'm currently on some 4 year old K2 Axis X's, and really need to get something wider underfoot.  Jim, any thoughts about looking for a good deal on the 2009 85's vs. holding out to ski the 94's next year?

No need to wait for new snow to demo the Sultan 85. That is as good as it gets within its general width range for general purpose use for Tahoe. It works great even when it 'aint snowed lately. I have a few sneaky 2011 demos right now and am working on more. With a little luck, I may have a Sultan 94 by the weekend.

SJ
post #13 of 20
So, SJ, if I dropped by Start Haus on Friday afternoon, I might be able to demo the 94's on Saturday??? :-)
post #14 of 20
The 85's for sure, the 94 is a maybe. I'm not yet sure if I can get them this week. It's going to be a long spring though so don't give up yet.

SJ
post #15 of 20
The fleet is in.

2011 Dynastar Demos are available starting tomorrow 4-2-10.

178 Sultan 94..........(1st dibs to GD30) (2nd dibs to Alex NZ) open after that.
172 Sultan 94
181 Slicer
184 Legend 115
161 Paradise (distaff Slicer)

I'll be doing some photos hopefully today to show the different profiles.

SJ
post #16 of 20
Sultan 94 or Slicer will be the question for me. Since I'm in love with the spring blade will probably be slicer. So tough
post #17 of 20
Thanks Jim!  Can't wait to get on them Saturday!!
post #18 of 20
 Jim-  Definitely dibs on the 178 Sultan 94 for Sunday!  Thanks!  
post #19 of 20
Huge thanks to Jim for setting me up with the 178 Sultan 94 demos on Saturday!  It was a FABULOUS day to test them out -- 8-10" of fresh snow on top of groomed conditions.  We skied at Northstar, and got to try just about all conditions:  fresh powder, powder over groomed, moderately steep groomers, trees, and afternoon chop / soft bumps.

A quick mini-review .....

The Sultan 94's were truly all-mountain, and happy in all of the conditions above.  I was surprised as just how effective they were on the groomed.  Easy turn initiation, happy to run at speed, and very lively.  It was a treat to let them just float through the powder and trees as well.  Probably the MOST fun was skiing them through 3-4" of fresh on top of groomed; they REALLY excelled at this, and seemed to just beg for more of that ... sadly, it was skied off by mid-morning.  I was very impressed with how they handled the afternoon crud / chop.  They really sliced through the chopped-up snow with both power and grace, and I felt a nimbleness to my afternoon skiing that isn't normally there. 

In summary, these skis were just plain fun, in any and all conditions I tried them in. Goaliemom30 said I hadn't smiled so much in a long time on the slopes!  Goaliekid30 also noticed how easily I was handling conditions that sometimes give me fits.  Two thumbs up!!

As I told SJ when I brought them back, "the only bad thing is that I have to give them back!!".

I'll definitely be looking to make these my daily drivers for the 2011 season ...

Thanks again Jim for hooking me up, and for the great service, and a day full of smiles!
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Took the Sultan 94 out today (full review coming soon).  Big thanks to SJ!  Quick impressions: Very, very good ski, does everything very competently.  I was surprised how quick-turning they were, you could blink and the ski would come around; awesome in the trees.  Definitely an expert board, pretty solid ski, does not tolerate backseat skiing AT ALL.    
I own a pair of Mythic Riders, so I had certain expectations for their replacement, which didn't quite play out the way I thought.   If you expected to see a wider Mythic this is not it, it feels like a different ski.   love Legend series of skis and Dynastars in general, so I was expecting to be totally blown away.  I came back very impressed but not quite blown away. 
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