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  1. I have a cheap pair of OG Blizzard Bodacious in...

    I have a cheap pair of OG Blizzard Bodacious in 186 in CH that I need to unload before moving to the US, should you be interested. A bit looser than the Katana. Just as heavy tho. But so fuckin...
  2. Intuitively i would say: Metal Katana: Cast...

    Intuitively i would say:
    Metal Katana: Cast and an alpine boot
    VW Katana: shift and whatever boot you like.
    VW Mantra: pins
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    Sticky: I am too lazy to drag em all out into the sun and...

    I am too lazy to drag em all out into the sun and line them up nicely for you, so you'll have to do with a shitty pic from the basement:
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    L to R:

    - Fischer FIS slalom ski: so much fun in...
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    I dont think I can beat the XXL with dukes but I...

    I dont think I can beat the XXL with dukes but I come close: I have a 186 Blizzard bodacious with Jester's and CAST 1.0. Touring with Lange ZA plug boots in them..... for really short distances...
  5. I ski mine with ATK FR 14 as my main touring rig....

    I ski mine with ATK FR 14 as my main touring rig. Allows me to ski hard in the backcountry. Such an awesome ski, very predictable.
    I've considered getting a second one to mount with shifts for...
  6. Thanks all for the great response. I think for...

    Thanks all for the great response. I think for now I'll keep my eyes out for a good VW mantra deal, assuming most retailers will be left with a lot of stock this season, and otherwise just keep...
  7. Damp, stable and somewhat light at ~95mm: What touring ski am I?

    To make the most of the mandatory home office and touring season: some more 'what ski' discussion!

    My touring quiver currently consists of the awesome 184 Vwerk katana and 178 Blizzard Zero G 95. ...
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    This is what ive been pondering recently as well....

    This is what ive been pondering recently as well. The lack of dampness that very light skis give is just becoming a liability as i am skiing faster.
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    It fascinates me that 1. people think the world...

    It fascinates me that
    1. people think the world is about to end
    2. the most important thing they need before the world ends appears to be TP

    there is no reason to believe there will be a...
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    So true...

    So true...
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    I feel that weight (or savings thereof) should be...

    I feel that weight (or savings thereof) should be made across the board, rather than on one element alone. For example, I saw a guy with zeroG 95's with marker tour's on them. Makes no sense to me....
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    Sticky: Nice skibird, cool quiver & good info. I really...

    Nice skibird, cool quiver & good info.
    I really like the BMX shape, but the sound of the soft tips is a bit discomforting.
    How do the FX and ZX compare? FX106 is not the new BMX105 apparently?
  13. Sweet. I have that exact same ski. It rips.

    Sweet. I have that exact same ski. It rips.
  14. Amen :)

    Amen :)
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    Gunsmoke

    Gunsmoke
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    Given the fact that 2020 just started, I expect...

    Given the fact that 2020 just started, I expect very few.
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    You should change your name tho if you ski...

    You should change your name tho if you ski those... :p
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    nevrmind found a 110W after all for an unbeatable...

    nevrmind found a 110W after all for an unbeatable price. should arrive in a few days, we'll see if it fits! Ordered a 22 and a 23 just to be sure :)
    Thanks for the advice!
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    I can only find her a AX120 in size 22.5. How...

    I can only find her a AX120 in size 22.5. How easy is it to find a different tongue in these smaller sizes, or can you put any size tongue in? Fit should be similar?

    I can also find the AX115,...
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    If I understand correctly the majority of the...

    If I understand correctly the majority of the flex in an overlap boot comes from the deformation of the lower shell, so it seems logical to use PU there if you want to have a more 'alpine-like' flex,...
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    I think this is incorrect, a heel lift does not...

    I think this is incorrect, a heel lift does not do the same as a shim, since the cuff of your boot stays in the same position. What could be though, is that because you open up your ankle, the...
  22. What are people's experiences with the EVOC snow...

    What are people's experiences with the EVOC snow gear roller bag? https://www.evocsports.com/products/bags/snow-gear-roller
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    I own the zeroG 95 (older/ OG) and they are great...

    I own the zeroG 95 (older/ OG) and they are great for what you describe. I assume the 85 would be as well.
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    Sounds like you need a footbed.

    Sounds like you need a footbed.
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    Thanks, that is very helpful Swissbro!

    Thanks, that is very helpful Swissbro!
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    Anyone who skied the Kore 117 and Rustler 11 can...

    Anyone who skied the Kore 117 and Rustler 11 can compare the two?
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    You skied Rustler 11's and Bodacious as well...

    You skied Rustler 11's and Bodacious as well right? How do they compare? Basically I am in love with my OG bodacious but I would like somthing lighter. right now Rustler 11 and Corvus are the most...
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    Cool thanks. How is the pow performance/float...

    Cool thanks. How is the pow performance/float compared to the OG cochise?
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    IS the consensus to size up or down? I usually...

    IS the consensus to size up or down?
    I usually ride the ~185 version of most ski's (185 OG Cochise, 186 OG bodacious, 186 Gunsmoke, 184 VW katana). Should I go for a 183 or 188 Corvus?
    I am 5'9...
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    Playful is not the first word that comes to mind...

    Playful is not the first word that comes to mind when talking about the bodes, but i am about half your size so maybe you'll feel different about it. I've never been on a shiro, but have gunsmokes...
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    same here. Bring em up to speed and they become...

    same here. Bring em up to speed and they become pretty agile.
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    That is a good question: does the katana have...

    That is a good question: does the katana have less tail rocker than the M102? Tip shape looked a bit different too from hazy pics?
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    So VTA line is gone in favor of Rise, with weight...

    So VTA line is gone in favor of Rise, with weight to be determined.
    Also although I like the rocker profile on this blaze series, the weight makes them more of a touring ski than a 'pure freeride'...
  34. "For those obsessed with efficiency or those who...

    "For those obsessed with efficiency or those who spend most of their time skinning on resort, the binding could be a game changer."
    yeah, adding weight is always a goal for the efficiency obsessed. ...
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    What do you expect from this ski that the QST99...

    What do you expect from this ski that the QST99 cant deliver? I know some guys who like the QST99 (or 106) for its wide range of applications. Seems like it should do what you want?
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    They should've just called it Mantra108 for...

    They should've just called it Mantra108 for consistency, but then all of us wouldn't have jumped on it as we are doing now.
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    Sticky: I know.... Bodacious are one of my favorite ski's...

    I know.... Bodacious are one of my favorite ski's ever. Just had an great day skiing on them this morning (it FINALLY snowed in Europe!) and they never feel really out of place, although i do take...
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    I personally dont give a shit about graphics. If...

    I personally dont give a shit about graphics. If anything, I'd rather have them plain and simple, so my ski is a bit cheaper?
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    Sticky: ^^ very nice sir. How does the prorider...

    ^^ very nice sir.

    How does the prorider compare to the bodacious?
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    ^^ this is what I was afraid of. Damnit.

    ^^ this is what I was afraid of. Damnit.
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    Did anything ever come from ATK's binding with an...

    Did anything ever come from ATK's binding with an alpine heel? They displayed one at ISPO one or two years ago as a research project.
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    I feel your pain...... it hasnt been as epic as...

    I feel your pain...... it hasnt been as epic as the last two winters and my still truly awesome Vwerks Katana would love the company of a narrower brother.

    Does anyone have the weight on a 178...
  43. My take as well. I interpreted the results as...

    My take as well.
    I interpreted the results as 'put the lateral release on your ATK a notch lower and you'll be fine' . But I am an ATK fanboy and may be biased as such.
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    I recall Blister seemed to think so. No...

    I recall Blister seemed to think so.
    No personal experience with this ski, but highly intrigued, as with the new katana (although a bit sceptical there as well). If I wasnt facing compulsory quiver...
  45. So if I understand correctly from quickly ...

    So if I understand correctly from quickly skimming through the table, the freeraider' s lateral release is way too strong, i.e. one would do good to tone that one down a bit?
    Will read the whole...
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    Sticky: aight, got it.

    aight, got it.
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    Sticky: thanks for the great comparison bry. Very...

    thanks for the great comparison bry. Very insightful. If my OG cochise ever die I would love to get me a M102.

    what is EE though?
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    @wasatchback: What is the weight of the new...

    @wasatchback: What is the weight of the new Cochise like? Similar to the old Cochise or more towards the Rustler weight? (i.e ~2300 gr or sub 2000 grams in a 185? )
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    Is it me or are we seeing a revival of the...

    Is it me or are we seeing a revival of the heavier, 2 sheets-of-metal ski's? Katana108 and Mantra 102, Dynastar's new line, Salomon with a line?, new Cochise ? I think it is great, never really got...
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    Is this new 191 cm Nordica 115 Free the same ski...

    Is this new 191 cm Nordica 115 Free the same ski as the current 191 Enforcer Pro?
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