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    Praxis MVP

    Strike that, I reread that email...

    We changed the tip and tail a bit, going with the same longer/slower rise in the tip and tail upturn that we did for the FRS, but not adding the extra rocker.

    He also said he is planning to redesign the 109 this winter to make it more hard snow capable, longer running length and effective edge, tighter radius, better carving type of stuff
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    Reviews of this ski seem to be all over the place. Talk of changes for next year only add to the paralysis by analysis...

    I want a twin, over 190cm, that can rail a soft groomer, hold a decent edge when it's firm but no need to be spectacular there. I want it to enjoy speed and encourage popping off everything. On paper, the 193 mvp looks tits.

    What says the collective these days re: mvp?

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    Just wanted to add that Praxis sends skis out razor sharp, tip to tail, and a lot of people donít realize this, and ski them and find them twitchy.
    They do a review and then later tune them and donít edit their review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickel View Post
    Reviews of this ski seem to be all over the place. Talk of changes for next year only add to the paralysis by analysis...

    I want a twin, over 190cm, that can rail a soft groomer, hold a decent edge when it's firm but no need to be spectacular there. I want it to enjoy speed and encourage popping off everything. On paper, the 193 mvp looks tits.

    What says the collective these days re: mvp?
    I'm planning to sell my custom 3+ flex, very good condition 193 MVPs from 13/14 if you're interested. Enduro core, cherry graphic topsheet (nylon), drilled once for pivot @ 301 bsl 1cm behind the line.

    Replacing the 193s with 187s MVPs

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    I'll pass thanks, but would be appreciative of thoughts on the ski? What did you like/ not like, what behavior makes you want to go shorter?

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    I'm not good at describing the attributes and nuances of a particular ski, but I'll try.

    I think the ski is made to power through any rough conditions and get a bit of float in fresh. It isn't a powder ski, or a groomer ski, it's a junk snow ski. Although, it's fun in powder and on groomers.

    Used the MVP ~40 days, mostly chopped-up, skied out resort soft snow and it excelled in those conditions. The length and flex made the snow feel smooth and creamy. Very tight trees were challenging, the -1 mount probably didn't help me there. Wish I would've started with my boot center on the line, but I was coming from traditionally mounted skis like a Legend Pro. Well spaced trees were easy and comfortable. Deepest snow I skied was ~3', they trucked along but more through the snow instead of on top.

    Always had a great day on the MVP, never really wanted to swap out because of conditions. No new snow, couple feet of fresh... it really did just fine in all of that.
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    Thanks for the thoughts.

    I can't help but feel that the most direct comparison would be a 4frnt devastator, especially if shopping for a twin over 19x. Anyone got time on both?

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    Well fuck it. Trigger pulled on a 193 mvp. Keith is so far above and beyond in his communication with clients, it's amazing really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickel View Post
    Well fuck it. Trigger pulled on a 193 mvp. Keith is so far above and beyond in his communication with clients, it's amazing really.
    Right on! You'll enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    Just wanted to add that Praxis sends skis out razor sharp, tip to tail, and a lot of people donít realize this, and ski them and find them twitchy.
    They do a review and then later tune them and donít edit their review.
    This. I've already noticed a difference taking a gummy stone to the edges but I'm curious on doing more. How much detuning are people doing? I've heard of people completely rounding the edges with a file on Protests, but that's a completely different ski..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickel View Post
    Reviews of this ski seem to be all over the place
    Seriously. The Blister review is pretty sillyó- they should have brought them into a shop and tuned the edges the way they usually like them. Feels like they went ahead and did this with their other ski reviews as the site progressed. I usually concur with them when they review a ski Iíve actually been on, but theyíre just off on this one. FTR stock 4 flex for this ski doesnít hand flex very stiff IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by nickel View Post

    I want a twin, over 190cm, that can rail a soft groomer, hold a decent edge when it's firm but no need to be spectacular there. I want it to enjoy speed and encourage popping off everything. On paper, the 193 mvp looks tits.

    What says the collective these days re:?
    I have the 193 and I just got my hands on a set of 187s, both stock. 5í7íí 175lbs and Iím currently down 25 lbs since I purchased the 193s.

    I donít think Iíve been on a soft, smooth groomer with the skis. But I feel pretty confident that they donít carve as well as the 194 4frnt Devastator which has a shorter turning radius and felt way more ready to hook into a carve. I picked the MVP over the Dev but I really love both skis. If I were a bigger guy I think I could justify owning both.

    They really come to life at speed and they love to pop around. Theyíre very manageable to good on firm stuff (Iíve skied them on pretty shitty NE groomers and they were usable), I found myself figuring them out more and more on those conditions as I find them.

    I absolutely love the way they ski in up to a foot of powder. Way more fun / drifty / surfy than the 194 dev in those conditions.

    I think youíre gonna be happy

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    Here’s a video of some 187 MVPs in powder. They are great skis.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ego7man View Post
    Here’s a video of some 187 MVPs in powder. They are great skis.

    https://youtu.be/6p7J0Z-FVvM


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    That was sick, as are the other videos on your youtube!

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    god I love storm skiing ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by brundo View Post
    This. I've already noticed a difference taking a gummy stone to the edges but I'm curious on doing more. How much detuning are people doing? I've heard of people completely rounding the edges with a file on Protests, but that's a completely different ski..
    I used a medium gummy down the entire length, then used a stone at 45* to soften the taper sections. Skis were a little grabby before and felt great after the detune.

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    Anyone have a mvp in the heavy hitter core?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_pretzel View Post
    Anyone have a mvp in the heavy hitter core?
    Bought 187s this spring HH, C, cherry veneer. Haven't been on them yet, hopefully first week in January. (sadly, that will be locally)

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuff View Post
    Bought 187s this spring HH, C, cherry veneer. Haven't been on them yet, hopefully first week in January. (sadly, that will be locally)

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    Iím looking to get this build (187, 4 flex, HH-C, veneer), can you comment on the weight and ski attributes, skuff? Pairing with a Praxis/PMGear Kusala so that heavier damp core with the carbon/veneer ďpopĒ feeling in the MVP shape is super interesting to me.

    I had a pair of stock 187 years ago and I always thought they were a hair too light for set up Sierra cement, awesome in the morning on a pow day and then as my legs get tired they want to deflect. Having said that they were crazy fun, I keep referencing the MVP in my head when itís a medium pow day, Iíve been chasing that mid 10X mm width ever since, and I think I just need to come back home to the MVP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YaBoyBlue View Post
    Iím looking to get this build (187, 4 flex, HH-C, veneer), can you comment on the weight and ski attributes, skuff? Pairing with a Praxis/PMGear Kusala so that heavier damp core with the carbon/veneer ďpopĒ feeling in the MVP shape is super interesting to me.

    I had a pair of stock 187 years ago and I always thought they were a hair too light for set up Sierra cement, awesome in the morning on a pow day and then as my legs get tired they want to deflect. Having said that they were crazy fun, I keep referencing the MVP in my head when itís a medium pow day, Iíve been chasing that mid 10X mm width ever since, and I think I just need to come back home to the MVP.
    Canít comment on custom MVP builds, but I ski the stock 187 MVP and pair it with Momentís Chipotle Banana which shares some design features of the Kusala. I love the way the MVP skis in medium pow and I feel the designs complement each other very nicely.

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    Skuff you mind posting the weight of your pair?

    I’d really recommend forgoing the carbon for a inbounds ski that you want to have some dampness. HH + veneer will be damp + poppy in the best way possible, if veneer wasn’t so expensive that is the build I would go for 100% of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YaBoyBlue View Post
    Iím looking to get this build (187, 4 flex, HH-C, veneer), can you comment on the weight and ski attributes, skuff? Pairing with a Praxis/PMGear Kusala so that heavier damp core with the carbon/veneer ďpopĒ feeling in the MVP shape is super interesting to me.

    I had a pair of stock 187 years ago and I always thought they were a hair too light for set up Sierra cement, awesome in the morning on a pow day and then as my legs get tired they want to deflect. Having said that they were crazy fun, I keep referencing the MVP in my head when itís a medium pow day, Iíve been chasing that mid 10X mm width ever since, and I think I just need to come back home to the MVP.
    The skis weigh 2034g and 2012g. Unfortunately I've had them on snow 1 day, and only ~2500 vertical, so casual observations are all I have. Snow conditions started as frozen groomers that turned to mush in the sunshine. Mounted on the line, the skis feel energetic, with some decent pop magically combined with smooth dampness. Outstanding edge grip on the frozen junk and easily skids turns everywhere.

    I had 2 other pairs of MVP @193cm (1 was 3+ flex, the other was 4 flex) both mounted -1 behind recommended and wanted the shorter length for the tight trees I get into occasionally

    Quote Originally Posted by mr_pretzel View Post
    Skuff you mind posting the weight of your pair?

    Iíd really recommend forgoing the carbon for a inbounds ski that you want to have some dampness. HH + veneer will be damp + poppy in the best way possible, if veneer wasnít so expensive that is the build I would go for 100% of the time.
    I really like skis with some energy and pop so the carbon fits well for me

    edit: my pair are 3+, which I prefer to the 4 flex
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuff View Post
    The skis weigh 2034g and 2012g. Unfortunately I've had them on snow 1 day, and only ~2500 vertical, so casual observations are all I have. Snow conditions started as frozen groomers that turned to mush in the sunshine. Mounted on the line, the skis feel energetic, with some decent pop magically combined with smooth dampness. Outstanding edge grip on the frozen junk and easily skids turns everywhere.

    I had 2 other pairs of MVP @193cm (1 was 3+ flex, the other was 4 flex) both mounted -1 behind recommended and wanted the shorter length for the tight trees I get into occasionally



    I really like skis with some energy and pop so the carbon fits well for me

    edit: my pair are 3+, which I prefer to the 4 flex
    Damn, Iím surprised theyíre that light. My stock MAP 4 flex nylon were 2060 and 2075 g. Iíd think the HH would more then make up for carbon/veneer and -.2mm thickness. I was hoping for 2150-2200g per ski with the HH core.

    Iím loving the carbon and veneer on the Kusala, my first praxis with this combo and itís probably going to be every one after this. Carbon pop and quick rebound, with veneer added dampness.

    Thanks for the feedback, Iíll be pinging Keith about a custom spring build.

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