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post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by TallSkinnyGuy View Post



I think alexzn meant minus 2cm or 3cm from the suggested line, which seems to be the consensus here and on other forums.
 

Yes, of course.  My bad.  I did tell him to check the forums, right? 
 

post #32 of 37
Thread Starter 

I just talked to one of the ski reps at Boulder Ski deals and he showed me where he would mount them given my height/weight and type of skiing I intend to do. The 'standard' mount line is well behind the ski 'center' line and he suggested mounting about half way between standard and center which mounts the binding forward a bit from what they deem standard. Do you all concur?

I am looking at Marker Baron or Griffon and Dynastar PX12 or Solomon SX12. If I choose to start backcountry the Baron wins no doubt but not sure yet. They said that the pros of Marker is the wide two screw toe piece for stability on wide skis, and the pros of the Salomon/Dynastar is less weight and less tendency to release in an upward direction in toe with a hard landing, and of course $   thx

post #33 of 37
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Originally Posted by thoiness View Post

I just talked to one of the ski reps at Boulder Ski deals and he showed me where he would mount them given my height/weight and type of skiing I intend to do. The 'standard' mount line is well behind the ski 'center' line and he suggested mounting about half way between standard and center which mounts the binding forward a bit from what they deem standard. Do you all concur?

 

Read this review, which talks about the mount position that seems to be the consensus by now:

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/67656/2009-dynastar-huge-trouble-185cm


 

post #34 of 37

FWIW I mounted on the Dynastar factory freeride line, or whatever they called the backmost line. works great, just absolutely perfect, cause I'm rippin' the skier pack snow back to the lift, and slarvin the pow like a total maniac, I'm on the 175 however. I do have that advantage of seeing how that position lines up with several other skis of the same length, my sons and mine, and considering the actual running edge and all.

post #35 of 37

I am on 185 and I have had mine mounted on the -2.5cm.  Works great.  Here are my initial impression of the HT:

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/89610/dynastar-huge-trouble-currently-6th-sense-huge 

I stand by everything I said then, except the rocker comment- after trying the rocker in proper conditions I am convinced that rocker is the way to go for a powder ski. 

post #36 of 37
Thread Starter 

Sorry to beat a dead horse but curious why the Salomon Czar and Vokl Gotama (both 2010 models) were not on your short list for this type of skiing? I realize these are very different from each other and Gotama is full rocker with low rise, just wondered what your/others think of these as well.

thx


 

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Here are some thoughts for you.

 

I think you are right, the S3 or Shogun could become a daily driver and replace your MEX. So....you liked the Shogun. Good call but what did you like about it? My guess would be that you liked the rather conventional feel of the tip only rocker with the remainder of the ski being cambered. Also, the Shogun is a medium flex ski so it is very mid range as far as the agressiveness necessary to enjoy it. BTW, the Blizzard "One" is an absolutely great ski in this category too but it is really about the same range as the Shogun/S3 so it would be another daily driver candidate. All this suggests that a good call would be to get a wider ski that is similar enough to the Shogun feel but wide enough to allow you to justify coming back to buy an S3/Shogun later.

 

Skis that come to mind off the top would be the Dynastar Legend Pro 115 or the Line Prophet 115, both are plenty wide, not especially stiff, tip rise only, and conventional enough that they would share a similar feel to the Shogun on the run back to the lift etc. If you wanted to try something with a tip and tail rise, then the logical call is the Rossi S7, Blizzi Answer, or Dynastar S.S. Huge. All those skis are available in 175-177 (ish) lengths. There are other very good choices as well and the Atomic Atlas would be right there at the top of the list but it only comes down to a 182.

 

SJ

post #37 of 37
Thread Starter 


Well it is about a year after I started this thread and wanted to thank everyone who gave me input and tell you that I now have a non rockered Dynastar SS Huge in 175cm and non rockered Volkl Bridge in 169cm and these seem to fill what I was looking for, in fact the SS Huge does just about everything I was looking for, even in softer bumps and tight trees. I could not believe the quickness and fun I got at Steamboat on these Huge skis! A great recommendation for me. I did tell the shop to mount -2cm from Std line but they mounted them on Std line and asked if I would try them and if I did not like it they would make it right. I have had only 2 opportunities this season to use these with 2 fresh snow days and the first 2 runs in 10" fresh (yet a little heavy) at Copper had me determined I was taking them back to get remounted but after getting used to how they like to turn and how I could stand on them and bank off the fresh and piles, and how quick they were in the soft bumps and trees I left them alone and tried them a second time at Steamboat. With new snow again, I loved them from the first turns. I will not remount but I could certainly tell why one would want to, especially if they consider it to be mainly a pow ski. I have determined that these will be my go to skis anytime there is any soft snow and the Bridges for all other conditions. Thanks again for your inputs.



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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post

Here are some thoughts for you.

 

I think you are right, the S3 or Shogun could become a daily driver and replace your MEX. So....you liked the Shogun. Good call but what did you like about it? My guess would be that you liked the rather conventional feel of the tip only rocker with the remainder of the ski being cambered. Also, the Shogun is a medium flex ski so it is very mid range as far as the agressiveness necessary to enjoy it. BTW, the Blizzard "One" is an absolutely great ski in this category too but it is really about the same range as the Shogun/S3 so it would be another daily driver candidate. All this suggests that a good call would be to get a wider ski that is similar enough to the Shogun feel but wide enough to allow you to justify coming back to buy an S3/Shogun later.

 

Skis that come to mind off the top would be the Dynastar Legend Pro 115 or the Line Prophet 115, both are plenty wide, not especially stiff, tip rise only, and conventional enough that they would share a similar feel to the Shogun on the run back to the lift etc. If you wanted to try something with a tip and tail rise, then the logical call is the Rossi S7, Blizzi Answer, or Dynastar S.S. Huge. All those skis are available in 175-177 (ish) lengths. There are other very good choices as well and the Atomic Atlas would be right there at the top of the list but it only comes down to a 182.

 

SJ



 

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