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    Iím with gaijin-love my Mantra 102. Have had a...

    Iím with gaijin-love my Mantra 102. Have had a ton of fun blasting around one of the last open ski resorts in North America the last few days on them.
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    How come nobody has suggested the red ones yet?

    How come nobody has suggested the red ones yet?
  3. Sorry, need to back out. Wife not thrilled with...

    Sorry, need to back out. Wife not thrilled with prospect of incremental skis right now (+ coronavirus).

    Someone buy the skis I'm not allowed to buy!
  4. Dibs on the skis. Confirming theyíre alchemist...

    Dibs on the skis. Confirming theyíre alchemist construction?
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    I had a very similar want. I am happy with the...

    I had a very similar want. I am happy with the Mantra 102 for it.

    I agree that GS skis are pretty much the only dedicated carvers that have longer radiuses and I felt those fit poorly. The...
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    Good to know those are worthy - think I should be...

    Good to know those are worthy - think I should be able to try some on site.
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    Or I might be totally broke because of the...

    Or I might be totally broke because of the deposit. Even Iím not sure to be honest, but Iíve wanted to heli ski for as long as I can remember and I had the time and something resembling the...
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    Iím fat. I want skis for pow not bumps.

    Iím fat. I want skis for pow not bumps.
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    Also gonna PM you now.

    Also gonna PM you now.
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    I'm resolving this problem in the typical TGR...

    I'm resolving this problem in the typical TGR approved way. I'm just gonna buy the C&D and plan to eat $300 or whatever if it doesn't workout for me. If I don't buy the C&D I think I will always be...
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    +1 for ski monster. They're good guys.

    +1 for ski monster. They're good guys.
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    Thanks all, as I meditated on this I came to the...

    Thanks all, as I meditated on this I came to the conclusion that I don't know enough about the Moments to buy them as something other than a random flier. I do, however, love my Billy Goats which...
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    Me 6 ft, 220. My current favorite ski in the...

    Me 6 ft, 220. My current favorite ski in the quiver is a 189 ON3P BG and I am searching for a hard snow ski I like as much.

    Had my first day on the 191 mounted +1 from recommended with Pivot...
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    Hey, resurrecting this thread. Any thoughts on...

    Hey, resurrecting this thread. Any thoughts on DPS Lotus 124 vs. Moment Commander 124 vs. ON3P C&D for heli/cat skiing? Hitting Revelstoke for the first time soon and trying to figure out what my...
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    Have never fondled a DW or a Wren, but thinking...

    Have never fondled a DW or a Wren, but thinking about it you're right that the PB&J is quite stiff relative to most skis. I don't think of them as being stiff because they are so maneuverable but...
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    I am not a park rat so Iím not sure how stiff the...

    I am not a park rat so Iím not sure how stiff the PBJ is versus a normal park ski, but I find it very good in tight terrain relative to the metal laminate chargers I otherwise use. I also donít...
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    Easier to get on edge - yes I agree, especially...

    Easier to get on edge - yes I agree, especially at lower speeds.

    More grip - I'm really not sure. My experience of dedicated non-race stock front side skis (never tried race stock) is that they...
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    184 on both. I decided to order the Mantra 102...

    184 on both. I decided to order the Mantra 102 in a 191 which is either going to be awesome or produce a shame sale on gear swap because I bought too much ski.
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    Iíve tried both the Mantra 102 and MB99 Ti. For...

    Iíve tried both the Mantra 102 and MB99 Ti. For me, the MB99 felt relatively imprecise on groomers and a bit hooky. The hookiness could well have been a tune issue given other peopleís beta. The...
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    Wrong thread but I think the size down for jibby...

    Wrong thread but I think the size down for jibby advice with moments is dated from when they used heavier cores. Now, the skis are all super ďflickableĒ anyway so little reason to size down if...
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    Any feedback from people mounting +1 or +2 on...

    Any feedback from people mounting +1 or +2 on these or is the accepted wisdom still that's stupid?

    Looking at the 191 and was thinking a -9 or -10-ish mount might help keep me from blowing up when...
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    What do you see as the advantage to a Curv GT...

    What do you see as the advantage to a Curv GT over the Head Monster 98 or Kastle MX99?

    I tend to feel like narrower skis are less stable bases flat, work best making short radius turns and are...
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    I understand the point youíre making - the reason...

    I understand the point youíre making - the reason I asked about the Wren is that if you want a stiff metal laminate ski with a long turn radius for hard snow, there arenít really a ton of options in...
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    I use my 190 WC108 Tour with shifts as my narrow...

    I use my 190 WC108 Tour with shifts as my narrow travel ski. They work really well for that as long as Iím not on ice.

    They have a bit of a speed limit but honestly itís a reasonably high one.
    ...
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    +1. Mine have come pretty dialed.

    +1. Mine have come pretty dialed.
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    Can only comment on the Masterblasters - I had...

    Can only comment on the Masterblasters - I had the 181 out east and am around your size and use profile. I found them incredibly easy to use and very damp. If you think of them overall as being...
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    Ah, havenít skied that specific model so didnít...

    Ah, havenít skied that specific model so didnít know. My observation about the brand was based on the MX and older FX skis (still use my 104 on occasion) which have pretty flat tails and very...
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    What do you like about them? Kastles are a...

    What do you like about them? Kastles are a pretty traditional shape with a metal laminate construction. If what you want is a minimally rockered metal laminate ski, then Blizzard has been making...
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    I'm glad the people who actually know wtf they...

    I'm glad the people who actually know wtf they are talking about agree with me. It seemed intuitively implausible that bending a ski in half so the tip and tail are closer together would be as easy...
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    Yeah, these sound like skis I need to try. Gonna...

    Yeah, these sound like skis I need to try. Gonna see if I can get a demo lined up.

    Edit: Hey - one question. It sounds like the Mantra 102 is a bit stronger on edge than the Wrens (or at least...
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    Maybe this is a subtle difference but Iíd think...

    Maybe this is a subtle difference but Iíd think they would be longitudinally stiffer just because youíre bending more material. Maybe not though?
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    Could also easily be the case wider is more...

    Could also easily be the case wider is more inherently stable because same construction plus wider made it stiffer? I don't know though.
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    What does this mean? I haven't skied either the...

    What does this mean? I haven't skied either the 102 or M5 but I'm getting stoked on the 102 from this thread.

    Is the 102 "just" more soft snow biased or is it also chargier?
  34. Can do the Moment Bella instead of the WC 108...

    Can do the Moment Bella instead of the WC 108 Tour. There's only a 150 gram/ski penalty (about half of the WC108 vs. 108 tour). On paper, the bigger problem than the mass is not having the skin...
  35. I understand that Amer seems like it could afford...

    I understand that Amer seems like it could afford to pay people more and did historically (remember the conversation we had about Amerís profit margins?). The offset in my mind is that retail is a...
  36. Youíre thinking about costs of manufacturing and...

    Youíre thinking about costs of manufacturing and corporate profitability as dials someone is choosing to turn or not. I think most of these companies donít have anywhere near that level of control...
  37. I switched to Patagonia Micro/Macro Puff for that...

    I switched to Patagonia Micro/Macro Puff for that reason.
  38. Iím just drunk enough to re-engage briefly on...

    Iím just drunk enough to re-engage briefly on this topic. How do you know the garment workers in sweatshops would have better lives without the sweatshops? If the workers would have worse lives if...
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    Would you entertain offers for just the bindings...

    Would you entertain offers for just the bindings or do you want to sell as a set?
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    How do they work for big dudes that ski hard? ...

    How do they work for big dudes that ski hard? Even though my joints work well enough and Iím young enough I canít see myself using this as something other than a novelty item right now, I would be...
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    I think this is really cool - thanks for the...

    I think this is really cool - thanks for the post. Gonna see if the old man has any interest.
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    Wish I had BG weather round these parts. Still...

    Wish I had BG weather round these parts. Still deliberating and looking to try some stuff out on the sticks I do have to make the beat conditions more fun.

    Thanks to you and CallMeAl though -...
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    +1 for on the line with WC 108 Tours. They...

    +1 for on the line with WC 108 Tours. They didn't suck in any condition I was able to locate last year.
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    Trigger finger getting itchy with 2 pairs of the...

    Trigger finger getting itchy with 2 pairs of the 189 Wren Ti left. Will they let me ski fast enough I can seriously injure myself and kill any small children unlucky enough to be on the mountain in...
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    Really itís both as far as I can tell. Iím not...

    Really itís both as far as I can tell. Iím not sure one does more or less of the work.

    It is also true that for a given amount of float how much you weigh is very important. I have never gotten...
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    Any beta on the Wren Ti? Particularly interested...

    Any beta on the Wren Ti? Particularly interested in the 96.
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    6' 220 with large shoulders: Need XL jackets for...

    6' 220 with large shoulders:
    Need XL jackets for sleeve length but they are otherwise baggy
    Large pants fit pretty well
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    My $.02 from a few runs on the 184 99 Ti was that...

    My $.02 from a few runs on the 184 99 Ti was that the ski was almost as much work in bumps or trees as a dedicated front side ski, but didnít carve quite as well. For me personally, that balance of...
  49. Donít forgot to normalize camber for historical...

    Donít forgot to normalize camber for historical tax rates. Cross year camber comparisons are all fucked up because of the 2017 tax law change.
  50. I don't think you know what most of those words...

    I don't think you know what most of those words mean. That chart shows real wages being exactly flat over time, so in this simple example you would be making 35% more dollars and a dead bird jacket...
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