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12-07-2008, 09:30 PM #26
i have no other skis for comparison. Only have one skin trip to give as testament. And I'm on dukes so I've already excepted the weight thing.
I have 183 Bros (soft).
I had them out in very good (IMO) soft snow at Berthoud this weekend. It is simply amazing. I cannot believe I actually even thought about trading these for 179s. They are total beasts. Not soft at all, but not overly stiff. Great for skinning, never felt like they were too heavy, granted I've never been on a lighter setup, but they felt fine. And I'm not overly sore the day after. Need to get em up to speed a little but after that, fuck they're good.
that being said, if you can afford some DPS, the 105 get amazing reviews, super light, might be awesome setup.Do I detect a lot of anger flowing around this place? Kind of like a pubescent volatility, some angst, a lot of I'm-sixteen-and-angry-at-my-father syndrome?
fuck that noise.
12-08-2008, 12:17 AM #27
Re: the 183's, what do you weight in at, if you don't mind me asking?
"The more aggressive sidecut at the tip and tail makes the ski quicker in turn initiation and more agile, and the long radius underfoot enhances powerful edgehold with cleaner turn release."
Others (K2 I think) mean shorter radius tip and longer tail:
"The solution is to make the sidecut less towards the tail thereby making the ski narrower and also friendlier to ski on because the tail will release more easily—a bonus in crud or powder."
I couldn't find any like the manaslu, which is long radius tip and short radius tail, which, like I said, sounded odd to me. But really, I know dick about any of this.
12-08-2008, 06:02 AM #28
I skied the 185 flex 2 wailer 95 yesterday on solisunday. I found it to be a good lively ski, snappy out of turns, no speed limit other than my self imposed not jack myself up early season one. Edges could and will be sharpened, but held through the turn fairly well. Took it into some cut up pow and various zipper crusts performed admirably in those conditions.
Didn't fiddle around with mount location but will. I'ts been a while since I rode my budda explosives but these skis reminded me of skiing those a lot."When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
"THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -
ski on in eternal peace
12-08-2008, 03:13 PM #29
not sure what you were asking. I weigh in at 175....5'8,
the rig 183 soft bros with duke from a lose bathroom scale measurement.
i weighed in just now at 173.3
me holding ski: 181.0
7.7 lbs per one ski with dukes? That doesn't seem right to me, but like I said, its about the most inaccurate means of measuring.Do I detect a lot of anger flowing around this place? Kind of like a pubescent volatility, some angst, a lot of I'm-sixteen-and-angry-at-my-father syndrome?
fuck that noise.
12-08-2008, 05:27 PM #30
12-09-2008, 10:35 AM #31
I'm not sure if you decided yet, but I have 2 seasons on 185 DPS 95 flex 2's. I bought them for skiing in La Grave, which is mostly firm snow couloir skiing. They are perfect for that application, but they also ski groomers fabulously well, and ski powder like any other 95 waist ski that isn't "hookey". I wanted a light weight alpine set-up, and I'm easy on equipment, so I put Z12's on them, mounted 1cm forward. I'm 6'3" 180. They would, (and will, eventually), make a perfect spring BC ski.
12-09-2008, 04:29 PM #32
FWIW: I fluctuate between 190 and 200lbs.
12-09-2008, 05:06 PM #33
Hey, thanks for the input plugboot and fritz, and thanks for the poundage there fritz. You have a good 30-40 lbs. on me.
12-10-2008, 12:13 AM #34
Pulled the proverbial trigger on the w95's, found on gearswap. Thanks everybody for the input. Review to follow, assuming it ever actually snows here.
12-10-2008, 09:59 AM #35
I figured it was the pair in gear swap. You'll love them.