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    yes, way less ski than 192s - they will ski much...

    yes, way less ski than 192s - they will ski much shorter and are softer too. I suspect 185s will feel really short to heavier and/or stronger skiers. So the 185/181.5sp is a good match if you want...
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    The MF99-plan worked pretty well. There was a bit...

    The MF99-plan worked pretty well. There was a bit of variance wrt weight and stiffness between the three new pairs, so choose the stiffest l/r ski out of the bunch, and mounted them at +1.

    It...
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    Get them already - they and you should be a great...

    Get them already - they and you should be a great fit. And besides, it seems like a tall order to sell them at a loss if you decide to move them along after trying them, so no real downside here :)
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    I would not expect the blazes and BMTs to ski...

    I would not expect the blazes and BMTs to ski THAT similarly, especially for heavier / stronger skiers or in denser snow. Like, they will both be directional skis from Völkl, so have a similar feel. ...
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    @völkl How the hell is it possible to discontinue...

    @völkl How the hell is it possible to discontinue a ski such as the BMT94? Please bring it back! Yeah, you will probably sell relatively few at retail (because who the hell can afford BMTs at...
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    Not BG110tour, but BG108tour and Ravens - both in...

    Not BG110tour, but BG108tour and Ravens - both in 184. I preferred the BG108tours by a mile.

    Everybody seem to love the Raven, and I did too - initally. They are hoot in deeper snow, but as...
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    it needs more devils and skulls ;) But hawt for...

    it needs more devils and skulls ;) But hawt for sure.



    50/50 -> similar flex pattern at 200gr or so off on the wider model, with the added bonus of standard edges / bases for that damp feel and...
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    There's always the summer custom sale, where the...

    There's always the summer custom sale, where the pricing is more or less in line with the standard price (as long as you do not go full jeebus on all the add ons). Call it an investment in your own...
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    I am of the opinion the wren tours would probably...

    I am of the opinion the wren tours would probably be a fantastic touring ski and something I have considered ordering myself, before going woodsman. So, if you are super happy with wrens, why change?...
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    hehe, yeah - I just really enjoy debating and...

    hehe, yeah - I just really enjoy debating and figuring out skis, and learning from what other people find / figure out. I would not like to do it for a living though - that would just ruin my...
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    yeah, I dunno. Mags asks questions for the...

    yeah, I dunno. Mags asks questions for the collective to reply to. If the idea is to ask Iggy/the factory directly, then why write on here instead of just reaching out directly? Or just write...
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    yeah, you should probably be on 182s. I am the...

    yeah, you should probably be on 182s. I am the same size and would not consider sizing down, unless I wanted something very, very nimble at the cost of stability and float.
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    It has been discussed before - check through...

    It has been discussed before - check through Caphill's posts + one more mag that posted on it too (same spot as the caphill posts).
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    No not at all - they have all been great from a...

    No not at all - they have all been great from a durability standpoint. I just flip flopp a lot on what skis to own - a dangerous mind set when I stumble across deals ;)

    I ran my last pair with...
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    Oh no, then you'd have to buy some really light...

    Oh no, then you'd have to buy some really light bindings as well to get a setup that will ski super well, and that will still be light enough for the intended use. That sounds like a terrible plan....
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    yeah, wren110pro is going to be a whole lot more...

    yeah, wren110pro is going to be a whole lot more ski than QST106s. Wren102s might be the more appropriate comparison. It would not surprise me if Wren102s float nearly as well as QST106s. My...
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    Sticky: Yeah, I dunno - it might have been a mount point...

    Yeah, I dunno - it might have been a mount point thing, the edges being off or something else being the matter, but at the end I could not wait to sell them. Kinda weird as I really liked them at...
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    They take yet another price hike though, so that...

    They take yet another price hike though, so that could be why if they are not sold over yonder.

    BMT90s and MVWs are just a tad different skis than BMT94s. All are great, if for slightly different...
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    BMT90s+109s return unchanged for 22/23 besides a...

    BMT90s+109s return unchanged for 22/23 besides a new graphic (black with red/green lettering), as do KVWs and MVWs according to the local Völkl rep (same guy that said that they are working on a...
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    The reviews have been a bit of mixed bag. ...

    The reviews have been a bit of mixed bag.

    Some mags prefer the slightly more present tail for more balance in drier snow, some prefer the previous profile.

    I've only skied 182 BG118 and they...
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    cross post from the spring touring ski thread:

    cross post from the spring touring ski thread:
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    I spent my time A-B-ing these two (BMT90...

    I spent my time A-B-ing these two (BMT90 177/Vipecs and BMT94 186/Tectons) skis in spring slush/corn at the resort today. I also brought a pair of M-Free 108s, but they stayed in the car for the...
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    They were great at -1 with pivots. Smooth, easy...

    They were great at -1 with pivots. Smooth, easy to ski, poppy out of turns in pow, easy to shut down, great at speed - just a great ski. Not quite as loose as Dynastar MF118s in soft snow (more...
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    The original mount was pivots at +6mm or so...

    The original mount was pivots at +6mm or so (messed up the mounting, was meant to be on the line). Second mount: Shift on the line. Third mount: Pivots at -1, and fourth mount: STH2 on the line. (So...
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    I re-mounted my Woods116 182s with STH2 on the...

    I re-mounted my Woods116 182s with STH2 on the line (compared to Pivots at -1), and man - they feel like a completely different ski. So the ski feeling overly stiff out back was 100% not caused by...
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    I would kinda like to retract the un-nuanced mf99...

    I would kinda like to retract the un-nuanced mf99 stoke - my pair really struggled in spring slush/corn/bumps today. At least compared to MF108s for which Blister's comparison of similar flex def...
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    Sticky: My take on Ravens is that they are fun in soft...

    My take on Ravens is that they are fun in soft snow, less so everywhere else. As in I cannot remember a ski I grew to dislike more in low tide/icy/firm conditions than the Ravens.

    Sure, they are...
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    MF99s are great - the more I ski on them the more...

    MF99s are great - the more I ski on them the more I like them. Like really like.

    I know this is a bit of a duh thing to say, but I've found that how stiff they feel is really dependent on what ski...
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    I agree in that they while they ski great, a...

    I agree in that they while they ski great, a heavier ski of the same ilk will ski even better. That is the reason I ordered standard layup BG110s and sold my BG108tours. I was blown away by how much...
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    yeah, I have no idea - the pic was posted with a...

    yeah, I have no idea - the pic was posted with a reference to something being dropped at the same time as the new mango100s, so made the leap. I am not privy to the new designs.
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    BG108tours are freaking great - if you can score...

    BG108tours are freaking great - if you can score a pair, go for them.

    The Mango pre-release hype train is still going at full speed ahead prior to their 20.4 release. This looks like another...
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    Nice - congrats on your new sticks!

    Nice - congrats on your new sticks!
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    nice!

    nice!
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    Thanks jackattack - I totally forgot about those...

    Thanks jackattack - I totally forgot about those already posted rocker pics. Thanks for the remind!

    Man, that rocker line and that description make these sound very, very promising.

    My project...
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    ah, sounds interesting. I would love to see some...

    ah, sounds interesting. I would love to see some rocker shots of them too if possible :)



    To add to the confusion:
    MF108 172: 169.5
    MF99 171: 169.5
    MF108 182: 181.5

    Thanks marketing...
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    You initial question was: I answered;...

    You initial question was:



    I answered; because they probably sold next to none and all the reviews I've seen on them were lukewarm at best - So sold like shit, skied like noting special. You...
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    man, having a bad week? If my posts annoy you,...

    man, having a bad week? If my posts annoy you, then act like a grown up and just ignore them eh.

    Or even better, when asking for insights into something, why not start out providing some context;...
  38. yup, most Dynafit ramp angles are just...

    yup, most Dynafit ramp angles are just ridiculous. Do not even get me started on their rotating toes...



    re post #78 source 1.
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    Cyd's review of his Jeff118 tours is live over on...

    Cyd's review of his Jeff118 tours is live over on NS. In short, he's a fan ;)

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    A picture from the review :)
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    I doubt it. They would just point out that you are more likely than not on the wrong ski or that something else is amiss (be it setup, stance, whathaveyou).

    That is also the "problem" with the...
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    that jig is awesome!

    that jig is awesome!
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    Listening to Blister's interview with Sander...

    Listening to Blister's interview with Sander Hadley, Jonathan mentions that there are new touring skis in the works from Dynastar at the 57min mark. The context makes this sound like a M-Free type...
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    I have never skied them, but Confessions (2370. -...

    I have never skied them, but Confessions (2370. - 10, slight camber underfoot) are kinda different from Katana VWs (weight 1900-2000, mount point - 14, construction, full rocker), that are also quite...
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    interestingly, those are not the new Mangos. So...

    interestingly, those are not the new Mangos. So we migth have some more fresh graphics to admire before long :)



    lol - it would probably work better than it ought to. :)
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    hah, funny - I was about to post the same words,...

    hah, funny - I was about to post the same words, though with an added rotfl.

    It struck me as odd that somebody who skis the Atris - a ski with pretty similar tip/shovel properties - found the...
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    keep in mind that the Jessie and Mera lines have...

    keep in mind that the Jessie and Mera lines have been merged with the Jeffrey and Woodsman lines - everything is now under the same name, just way more lengths. I imagine that there will be some...
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    No, it is their nearly center mounted freestyle...

    No, it is their nearly center mounted freestyle ski. It can be skied fast by a skilled rider, but the short shovels and deep rocker lines do not make for a charger. Pop over stuff, not hatefuck the...
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    yeah, as you say - the appropriate comparison for...

    yeah, as you say - the appropriate comparison for xEIGHTS is their replacement, aka the various Blaze models. Yes, the Blazes are light and give up on the ability to smash through stuff (but keep the...
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    hard to give recommendations without knowing her...

    hard to give recommendations without knowing her heigth/weight, but it sounds like any wider more pow specific ski that males like will be a good starting point (duh I know), if perhaps in a shorter...
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    yeah, that one is kinda easy - they are skis that...

    yeah, that one is kinda easy - they are skis that still are fairly strong on edge though torsionally compliant, caters well to skiing with a forward stance, while also being really easy to pivot and...
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