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09 Volkl Gotama Demos?

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 So I've been reading posts here for the last week, doing my homework, and went and grabbed some 09 Volkl Gotama demos to take out tomorrow on what will probably be a 20'" pow day at Snowbird ( on April 30)! Considered K2 Sidestash, Line Prophet 100, and Atomic Coax but went with the Goats, in the end, cause they're a little chewed up (top sheet) and the guy at the shop said he'd let me have them for $225 if I like them (about 1/2 of what the other demos were going for).  There is very little camber in these skis, and no they're not the '10 reverse camber Gotamas. The guy at the shop said these skis were made with very little camber, but I'm wondering if they're skiied out, he's feeding me full of shit, and that's why he's selling them so cheap! I've got other questions...but we'll start here.
Edited by Powbeer - 4/29/10 at 9:33pm
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He is telling the truth; its a low camber ski.  Many people are wondering what Volkl was thinking when they changed the Goat for 2010; I'm one of them.  I've been a fan for years but think the new ones are crap.  But notwithstanding their 105 mm waist, I've always felt they were not quite as floaty as one would think.  But it is a fantastic one ski quiver for a western mountain.  And btw, what length have you got because I have a pair of 190s with 2010 Jesters looking for a new home.  They have about 20 days on them and are perfect.
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 I'm taking out the 183. I'm 5'10", 210 lbs., 42 yrs. old, out of shape (but have bursts of brilliance)...don't know if I can throw around a 190 (hell, I was thinking about the 176)! I feel better about your "low camber" description, but they're practically laying flat against each other.

 

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forget the 176's; all the Gotamas are shorter than their stated length by a couple of cms or so and with the turned up tails they ski short.  Enjoy.
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 The new goat sucks but the old goat is nothing compared to the NEW Katana and other various fun shape skinny all mountain skis.
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Josh, you and others keep dissing my 2010 Goats.  Does this mean that, even though I love them, I have to get rid of them?  After all, the most important thing is that everybody likes (me) my skis...
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 Bbinder, what does Robin think?
She's the one I'd be worried about taking shit from. 
Edited by Trekchick - 5/1/10 at 1:48pm
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Originally Posted by bbinder View Post

Josh, you and others keep dissing my 2010 Goats.  Does this mean that, even though I love them, I have to get rid of them?  After all, the most important thing is that everybody likes (me) my skis...

nope, its a good ski for some but for me was a let down. the made next years Bridge with a stiffer tail, maybe the goat will follow suit. The Katana just has wide range of use IMO while being only slightly harder to ski on. Which isnt hard at all. 

Id say keep them and enjoy them.
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