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  1. #801
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    hm, this thread made me keep my R11s and try them, and glad that I did now half a day of skiing them later.

    For how soft they are in the front and back, they sure ski solidly. DD-status ski imo. Not better than some of my other sticks at for instance charging, but they do a lot of things very, very well. Very easy to ski ski with decent chargability at 180 at least. Longer lenghts might be even more capable. Def thinking about getting a second pair for one more quiver, and yes, grudgingly - I too prefer the green over the orange at long last, so good for me, might pick up some outgoing models for as fantastic a price as I got my current pair (60% off "retail").


    Mounted with Shifts these sticks are ready for a pretty wide set of scenarios imo

  2. #802
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    Quote Originally Posted by kid-kapow View Post
    hm, this thread made me keep my R11s and try them, and glad that I did now half a day of skiing them later.

    For how soft they are in the front and back, they sure ski solidly. DD-status ski imo. Not better than some of my other sticks at for instance charging, but they do a lot of things very, very well. Very easy to ski ski with decent chargability at 180 at least. Longer lenghts might be even more capable. Def thinking about getting a second pair for one more quiver, and yes, grudgingly - I too prefer the green over the orange at long last, so good for me, might pick up some outgoing models for as fantastic a price as I got my current pair (60% off "retail").


    Mounted with Shifts these sticks are ready for a pretty wide set of scenarios imo
    Every single one of my buddies who has skied my 188’s (they have demo clamps) has bought or will buy a pair. I think the 188 is the most versatile ski in my quiver. Glad to hear you like them.
    In constant pursuit of the perfect slarve...

  3. #803
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    yeah - I am really quite impressed with how they perform across quite a few sets of conditions. For what one can get them for at this time of year, they are a spectacular deal imo.

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    (the difference in lenght is smaller, exagerated here from w114s being on higher ground and being like 1cm longer in real life)

    I rode my R11s (180) back to back with my w114s (179), a ski that is kinda similar wrt rocker lines, mount point and dimensions - if no where close wrt weight, sidecut and stiffness. W114s are a lot stiffer and 3-400gr heavier pr ski, and a pretty much non compatible with short radius turns on groomers due to their long radius sidecut and hefty flex. That is fine - that is now where they are supposed to shine.

    The thing is though R11s handles groomers very, very well, as well as rip fresh with aplomb. Are they as damp and predictable as w114s? Well, no. But they handle it more than well enough do be a hoot. As I said - these have a strong daily driver potential. They are not the superdemanding rockets some people seem to think the are - at all - but go like rockets they can in fresh and groomers alike. I would still prefer w114s for soft snow charging - but if i can only bring one pair of skis to the resort then I would usually pick r11s instead of w114s.

    And yes, I kinda agree with what has been mentioned previously in this thread and I will go back and re-read the review, but Blister need to give this ski a second outing.The mediocre review reflects poorly on them, not the ski imo.

  4. #804
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    Has anyone messed with the mount point on the 187 Brahmas? I know Blister recommends +1.5 on the 187, just curious if you guys have any input...(I'm coming from slightly more progressive mounted skis; Kartel 108, Rustler 11, Soul 7)

  5. #805
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    I got two mounts at +2 and +0.5. Still havent skied the +0.5, very happy with the +2.

  6. #806
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    “Cheetos Orange” is the new hawtness...

    Had these out at Whistler last weekend and the demo center crew were all geeking out on 2020 Rustlers.


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  7. #807
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit Man View Post
    Had these out at Whistler last weekend and the demo center crew were all geeking out on 2020 Rustlers.
    Did they actually like the new graphic better?

  8. #808
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregL View Post
    Did they actually like the new graphic better?
    Everyone has commented that they like the orange and the textured top sheet better.
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    The orange is hideous


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  10. #810
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    Quote Originally Posted by skibrd View Post
    The orange is hideous


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  11. #811
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    Anyone seen the 2020 Zero G 95s available anywhere? Backcountry have 171s but I'd prefer 178s. Need some for sth hemisphere winter.

  12. #812
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    Quote Originally Posted by kanangra View Post
    Anyone seen the 2020 Zero G 95s available anywhere? Backcountry have 171s but I'd prefer 178s. Need some for sth hemisphere winter.

    sport65

  13. #813
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    Dig the orange and tasteful graphics, lol. Each to their own.

  14. #814
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    Quote Originally Posted by j0z77 View Post
    sport65
    Thanks j0z77 I'd seen those.....EUR220 delivery to Australia is the dealbreaker. Might have to wait for Tele Pyrenees to get them in. Otherwise thought someone may have seen some in a shop somewhere...

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