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08-28-2009, 08:33 PM #76
I put in 30 days on my 2010's late Winter/Spring.
I have the 186's with Dukes and weigh 185.
They are stiffer than my 190, 07 (gold) Got's.
Very stable at speed in just about any condition.
A bit sluggish in tight radius turn situations.
I was surprised at how well they held an edge on hard pack, way more edge grip then my gold 07's. Tip them over and they hook up and rail like a pair of race stock Race Tigers. The 187 stood tip to tail with my 190 Katanas. Just my impression however I thought they skied long the way I have them mounted. Given lack of beta with the new design, I mounted them alpine boot center as per the markings on the top sheet. I'm now thinking that I may either mount them forward +1 ~ +2 or maybe bump down a size.
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11-24-2009, 07:16 PM #77Skiing: even when it's bad it's GOOD.
11-24-2009, 07:22 PM #78"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow, what a Ride!"
11-26-2009, 11:54 AM #79
11-28-2009, 07:03 AM #80Registered User
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Definitely not as stiff as a mantra.
12-10-2010, 06:07 AM #81
Just picked these up. Planning on mounting with dukes for an EC powder day/slackcountry ski (Magic Mountain primarily) and wondering where to mount.
My apologies if I bumped the wrong thread, but it was the one I could find with pertinent info.
12-10-2010, 07:28 AM #82Registered User
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12-19-2010, 01:39 PM #83
Bumping this thread as people were saying they would buy another pair of these if available (these aren't mine BTW):
Volkl gotamas with dynafit tri steps. and G3 skins. Well used but in great shape nothing wrong with anything. Mounted for a 27.5 boot so no problem with a size up or down.
Whole package $550 firm.
12-20-2010, 05:33 PM #84
I grabbed a pair of 186 09-10's at the end of the season last year, have about 7 days on them now. 6'2'', 170. I mainly skied 05-06 184 Mantras for the last 3 years.
LOVE THEM. Way faster to initiate quick turns, like you're standing on a ball. Charge like crazy, float well, rail really nicely on groomers. I expected to sacrifice some groomer performance (vs the Mantras), especially with the early rise, and was very pleasantly surprised: The Gots do just fine on the cord when they need to. Fun ski, great in every condition I've thrown them at so far.
On issue: The topsheets suuuuck. Not the design, the construction. Mine are seriously delamming all over the place after 7 days of use. It seems like the slightest bump anywhere along the edge and the topsheet starts to peel. I can see exposed wood in 5 or 6 places. Has anyone had the same issue? If so, any luck with Volkl warranty? My shop says no.
Its obvious that Volkl recognized the poor quality of the 09-10 topsheet: this years model (10-11) has a new beveled edge and much harder topsheet surface. If they went so far as to redesign it for this year, isn't that an admission of..something?
Love the ski, little worried about the topsheet freeze/thaw degradation.
Anyone else having similar issues?? Thoughts?L-I-V-I-N. Livin'.
10-19-2011, 10:30 PM #85
Anyone been on the the new 11/12 goats.
Also how does the 09/10 and 10/11 differ? Thinking about picking up a new pair of 10/11's if there pretty much the same or better...
10-19-2011, 11:36 PM #86
Think they are the same, just different graphics. I had the 09/10 and loved'em on everything, wish I still had them.NOTICE- Our public bar is presently not open right now because it is closed. Manager
10-20-2011, 10:25 AM #87
Generally I prefer the Gotama's as an everyday ski (mostly Alpental/PNW conditions).
Found them to be more playful/more versatile.
The Katanas kill it in crud, will blast through anything however and IMO have better edge hold overall.
X2 on the comment regarding the top sheets.
On the early rockered (09/10) models they chipped like crazy.
11/12 Goats are wider and have more of a turned up tip then the earlier models, other then that the rocker profile hasn't changed that much.
Also the top sheet has more of a bevel to it and appears to chip way less then they did in the earlier versions.
10-20-2011, 12:02 PM #88Registered User
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- 30mins from the bush
I believe that the new goats are lighter then the 09-11 with different graphics. Also they are now made in Germany instead of China. (words from the Volkl guy at demo day)
Last edited by RXPXSkier; 10-20-2011 at 12:22 PM.