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  1. #14326
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    Quote Originally Posted by SchralphMacchio View Post
    Thanks I’ll give the R9 a serious look. I’m not looking for total crushing stability, just being able to get down boilerplate predictably and then have dad fun dicking around off piste when it’s too firm for Woods 110s.

    I liked almost every aspect of the E94 - how balanced it was, good balance of quick to settle on bunk snow but also energetic when you load the tails, rocker camber profile - except its propensity to make exactly one turn shape, and make it for you. Could have been an aggressive demo tune from the rep, no idea, but I immediately noted that I wanted to be the captain of that ship, not have the thing on autopilot for me. I don’t think the Rustlers have that issue.
    I demo’d the E94 and R9 late last year on a hard pack day on Mt Hood. The E94 and R9 have really different feel, especially once the corduroy got got up. The E94 was just solid edging on what seem like the entire length of the ski. The R9 was a step below that, edge was fine but did not have the solid feel of the E94. The R9 was much easier to drive and bend the forward part of the ski into different turn shapes (if that makes sense).

  2. #14327
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    Quote Originally Posted by MHSP1497 View Post
    I just run my Jeff 108’s and say f**k it. But I’m on Mt Hood, so garbage snow is relative… it’s not Midwest ice after all.

    I'm on some Jeffrey 108 and have the same thought "f**k it", but I am in the midwest

    It's not ideal, but still fun

  3. #14328
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuff View Post
    I'm on some Jeffrey 108 and have the same thought "f**k it", but I am in the midwest

    It's not ideal, but still fun
    I like your attitude

  4. #14329
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velomayniac View Post
    I like your attitude
    Bloom where you're planted

    Mobbing around with some friends on a tiny ice-bump for a couple of hours can be fun. Jeffreys add to the good times

  5. #14330
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    Quote Originally Posted by SchralphMacchio View Post
    I know, it just seems not disparate enough from the Woods 110 I’m hoping will be my DD this season. Right now it’s pretty dang clear when to grab the Enforcer 98 vs Woods 110. If I go Wren 102 it would probably become less clear. If I go Kendo 88 or Stance 90 it would stay crystal clear.
    Then have a look at the M-Pro 90 from Dynastar as well. Narrow and bitey with a freeride touch...

  6. #14331
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuff View Post
    Bloom where you're planted

    Mobbing around with some friends on a tiny ice-bump for a couple of hours can be fun. Jeffreys add to the good times
    Agreed. I grew up skiing Wilmot, Alpine Valley, Ironhead, Crystal and Ski Brule in the U.P. They turn chairs when there’s 1-inch of clear ice over the grass. The fun is there, you just have to look for it and make the most of what you find… About the only difference I would apply if I still lived in IL would be to sharpen my edges on the regular. On Mt Hood, I haven’t sharpened edges in years……

  7. #14332
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    Quote Originally Posted by TAFKALVS View Post
    So what's the story with the Billygoat guys?
    I think it was discussed a few pages back but word is they’ll be released in December-ish

  8. #14333
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    Not mine and I already have 2 pair of this vintage, but looks like a decent deal on a (likely) mislabeled BG 191 from 2014. If you want the "old" BG feel/shape, this is the one you want. #IYKYK Some mag should own these, if only for a backup pair. Please don't make me buy another pair.

    ON3P Billy goats 195CM Salomon Guardians https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/73937218

  9. #14334
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    Quote Originally Posted by MHSP1497 View Post
    Agreed. I grew up skiing Wilmot, Alpine Valley, Ironhead, Crystal and Ski Brule in the U.P. They turn chairs when there’s 1-inch of clear ice over the grass. The fun is there, you just have to look for it and make the most of what you find… About the only difference I would apply if I still lived in IL would be to sharpen my edges on the regular. On Mt Hood, I haven’t sharpened edges in years……

    this is the way

  10. #14335
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuff View Post
    this is the way
    MN- The land of the 300 vertical foot tilted skating rink.

    Wren 98’s here
    "Not all who wander are lost"

  11. #14336
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    Quote Originally Posted by auvgeek View Post
    You could go Frankenski if you want narrower than DW 104. Bamboo core, triple camber, 98 underfoot. I’d be stoked to try them for sure.
    Frankenski should get more love than it does. My favorite firm/park ride.
    wait!!!! waitwaitwaitwaitwaitwaitwaitwait...Wait!
    Zoolander wasn't a documentary?

  12. #14337
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    Quote Originally Posted by SupreChicken View Post
    Frankenski should get more love than it does. My favorite firm/park ride.
    Do you usually get along with center mounts? Could you mount it back 2 or 3?


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  13. #14338
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    I have not previously gotten along with center mounts. I warmed up to the bent chetler more once I got comfortable on the frankenski.

    But it’s really a specialized tool for firm snow and park. I am almost never on it in a situation where I could bury the tip in soft snow. The few times I have found myself in that situation, it exceeded my expectations, but I never really go looking for soft snow when I’m on them.

    So as long as I can’t bury the tip and go over the handlebars — yeah, center mounts are fun.

    In deeper snow, I am happiest around -5 or -6. I used to swear that Billy goats/C&D were the best rides for deep snow and nothing else would do…but I found a very similar tip shape to a 191 goat with a more progressive mount (-5.5, instead of -9) and I was happier. This is the SGN Urrakkar.

    I spent several years on praxis products mounting at -1 because I always felt like I had to ski backseat to get them to cooperate.

    I am dead close to the actual center (to reuse holes) and I love them. The person before me had them at -1 and sold them to me after only a few days of use.

    They’re soft, but they hold an edge well and you can ski them pretty hard. I have them detuned underfoot and on firm snow at speed, the triple camber earns its keep. I wouldn’t take them to beer league but they carve. Previously when I’ve detuned underfoot sufficiently for the park, I really couldn’t carve well
    wait!!!! waitwaitwaitwaitwaitwaitwaitwait...Wait!
    Zoolander wasn't a documentary?

  14. #14339
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    How do the older Woodmans 116s perform?

  15. #14340
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velomayniac View Post
    How do the older Woodmans 116s perform?
    You eyeballing the pair from truckee?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BeHuWe View Post
    You eyeballing the pair from truckee?


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    Just looking and wondering. I feel like I’d prefer Wildcats to any Woods, but I had some old 192 115 Wren comp things from 2015 that I loved and the Woods 116 seems similar in some ways

  17. #14342
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velomayniac View Post
    How do the older Woodmans 116s perform?
    they are fun - a very good halfway point between BGs and Jeffs. They basically ski like what they seem to be - a wider am ski.

    The tails on the first year's version are a bit stiffer, whereas Iggy made them a bit rounder for the second year.

    Based on my time on the first year version -> they are fun on hard snow for what they are, have enough weight to mob variable and pivots relatively well like all ON3Ps. They do not lack for float. They are not as loose as say MF118s at higher edge angles due to less taper.

    I would probb be very happy with them as my main 116ish ski if I hadn't swiss cheesed them making the on the line mount off limits. They would be even better with a tad more taper after the contact points. Titanal underfoot like blackops118 wouldn't be amiss either, though - they edge more than well enough as is too.

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    my last mount before selling them.

    So - all in all - they probably deserved to sell way more of them than they did. It is a very good ski imho.

  18. #14343
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    Picking up a very lightly used wren 102ti 184 tomorrow. Perfect quiver ski for me. Stoked!

  19. #14344
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    Quote Originally Posted by K1mJ0ngTr1ll View Post
    Picking up a very lightly used wren 102ti 184 tomorrow. Perfect quiver ski for me. Stoked!
    thanks for saving me from them, assuming they were the ones off KSL I was watching lol

  20. #14345
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    Quote Originally Posted by paschta View Post
    thanks for saving me from them, assuming they were the ones off KSL I was watching lol
    Yup! I’ve bought skis from him before so I immediately text him. I have always been curious about these.

  21. #14346
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    Quote Originally Posted by K1mJ0ngTr1ll View Post
    Yup! I’ve bought skis from him before so I immediately text him. I have always been curious about these.
    Man, I thought hard about those when he made the last price drop. They look sick! Nice score.

  22. #14347
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    Quote Originally Posted by K1mJ0ngTr1ll View Post
    Yup! I’ve bought skis from him before so I immediately text him. I have always been curious about these.
    Nice, were you the dude selling last years Jeff 118s in SLC? Vaguely remember there being a trill in your tag when I picked them up.

  23. #14348
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    Quote Originally Posted by paschta View Post
    Nice, were you the dude selling last years Jeff 118s in SLC? Vaguely remember there being a trill in your tag when I picked them up.

    Yup. That is I. Have you mounted them up yet? I sold them for the Ghost Train wishing I had kept both TBH. More than enough gap between the two.

    Now I’m debating snagging another Jeff 118 or waiting for the BG.

  24. #14349
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    Quote Originally Posted by K1mJ0ngTr1ll View Post
    Yup. That is I. Have you mounted them up yet? I sold them for the Ghost Train wishing I had kept both TBH. More than enough gap between the two.

    Now I’m debating snagging another Jeff 118 or waiting for the BG.
    Yeah throwing some silver cast pivots on em for those deeep days. Love the graphic on that year.

  25. #14350
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    Quote Originally Posted by paschta View Post
    Yeah throwing some silver cast pivots on em for those deeep days. Love the graphic on that year.
    The raw pivot goes so well with it.

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