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  1. #401
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    Nice^^^post some pics.

    Putting wax on my protests for the first time tonight. We need some snow. Not taking them for their virgin ride on low tide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NW_SKIER View Post
    Nice^^^post some pics.

    Putting wax on my protests for the first time tonight. We need some snow. Not taking them for their virgin ride on low tide.
    Don't be skurred. They're tools not jewels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopi_Red View Post
    Don't be skurred. They're tools not jewels.
    Clearly you don't care about your skis. You burn them up in house fires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NW_SKIER View Post
    Clearly you don't care about your skis. You burn them up in house fires.
    Ha!

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    2017 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    I got my carbon enduro core, 4 stiffness, 195 Super Freerides (+10mm) out today for the first time today and wow are they fun. Super smooth in crusty, icy, powdery trees, weird conditions today, but tomorrow should be soft.

    They love to get off the snow, or I was comfortable skiing them fast and was carrying that speed off things because they are so stable. They are very confidence inspiring on anything that's not a traverse. On traverses, a the tips have that carbon flop/flutter to them that annoys the shit out of me, even when put up on edge.

    The swing weight is really low, and they look like they have a ton of tail, but that might be because I mounted them on the line. I was slight curious as to how they might feel mounted 1-2 cm behind recommended, but I'm going to give them another 10 or so days before I move the mount around.

    The Super Freerides were not the easiest skies on wind blown crust, but that is probably due to being 118 mm under foot. In trees with crust and some soft snow on top, they were very predictable, and went exactly where I told them to go. The mellower the trees, the easier they were, but I think that was more conditions then anything else.

    In crud they cruise right through it with out a second though if I keep enough forward pressure. If I stand up a little, the Super Freerides fly off any little pile of crud, which was cool and very different then how the Shiros skied. The Shiros tips tended to plow through crud, and the tips tended to get slightly hung up in pow piles. The super Freerides didn't seem to have the same issue, which I conclude is due to the tip being less of blunt and more tapered.

    So far I'm pretty happy with the Super Freerides. They do what I want, when I want, which is nice. I'll be back after 10 days on them with a better review. You guys will have to wait though because the suns coming out for the next week or so...

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    2017 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread



    Rocker pics for Rx. Hard to get a good one..

    Don’t have a weight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post


    Rocker pics for Rx. Hard to get a good one..

    Don’t have a weight.


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    I figured there would be more Italian leather shoes in a trust funder's closet.

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    You should send those Heads to me for proper disposal, they are lethal weapons...

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    2017 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by skibrd View Post
    You should send those Heads to me for proper disposal, they are lethal weapons...
    I really suggest you try a pair. Great skis. No speed limit, yet not hard to turn whatsoever. A rare combo.

    I got another day on the skinny Quixotes today. Super fun, almost jibby, and easy to ski..yet still pretty stable.


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    2017 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    As good as the Skinny Q’s feel, I am debating selling them. If anyone wants them, PM me.

    Undertow, you were right! I should have went bigger on them.. and stiffer. Great skis, I just customized them for the wrong person lol..I thought theyd be closer to the weight/flex of my Rx, but they arent in the same ballpark.

    I am not “clicking” with them as well as I thought I would. Honestly, what it comes down to is I am too heavy for them..They are too light for me inbounds, and the mount point feels a little too far forward for my style.

    Someone lighter than me, and more creative, could have an amazing time on these. They are very good skis, just not my style unfortunately.

    I want to keep them in the quiver as a playful ski, since I dont really have any of those, but thinking a wren 108 or Skinny Rx would suit me better.

    Which leads me to start thinking about my next Praxis custom.. Do I go standard Rx, enduro/#5, for touring. Or skinny Rx, Heavy/#5, for daily driving inbounds.


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    Didn't you just say you want a touring rig in the quiver thread? Question answered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NW_SKIER View Post
    Didn't you just say you want a touring rig in the quiver thread? Question answered.
    I wish I kept those Viciks


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    Quote Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post
    I got another day on the skinny Quixotes today. Super fun, almost jibby, and easy to ski..yet still pretty stable. [/url]
    Yesterday ^^
    Today vv

    Quote Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post
    As good as the Skinny Q’s feel, I am debating selling them. If anyone wants them, PM me.
    I am not “clicking” with them as well as I thought I would. Honestly, what it comes down to is I am too heavy for them..They are too light for me inbounds, and the mount point feels a little too far forward for my style.
    LOL, sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    Yesterday ^^
    Today vv



    LOL, sorry
    What about it? Everything I said is true.. I dont get it?

    Are you hung up on me saying they are “pretty” stable, and then saying I am too heavy for them? Both are true.

    I can ski relatively fast on them without them washing out, so I consider them “pretty” stable.. more stable than most K2/Line/rossignol skis I have tried..but at my weight, I want more out of a daily driver.

    The whole point of these were to be daily drivers. They are ending up being more of a “fun” ski. Too light and too turny for me as a daily driver, inbounds charger.


    InB4 all the “manly man” jokes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post
    I wish I kept those Viciks


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    I'm running them until they die. One of the best buys I've ever made. I'll bring them to BBI. You can take a lap for old times sake.

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    2017 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NW_SKIER View Post
    I'm running them until they die. One of the best buys I've ever made. I'll bring them to BBI. You can take a lap for old times sake.
    One of my worst sellers remorse circumstances.. I’m glad you got them though

    Wren 108s are calling my name. They fix some of the (very minor) complaints I had about the vicik. Only issue is I cant afford them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NW_SKIER View Post
    I'm running them until they die. One of the best buys I've ever made. I'll bring them to BBI. You can take a lap for old times sake.
    Yep. Not sure why I sold mine but glad I was able to recently score another pair. Ripping around on them a week ago reminded me why I loved them so much and was such an idiot for selling mine a couple years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post
    . They fix some of the (very minor) complaints I had about the vicik.


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    Care to elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    Yep. Not sure why I sold mine but glad I was able to recently score another pair. Ripping around on them a week ago reminded me why I loved them so much and was such an idiot for selling mine a couple years ago.
    They literally do everything so well. I am such an idiot for selling them, but glad a mag got them.

    Compared to the skinny Q’s, the Viciks felt more predictable in the sidecut, heavier and more damp/energy absorbing in their layup, and almost as nimble.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    Care to elaborate?
    Sizing and stiffness mainly. 189 suits me better than 186. I also heard the Wren 108s are stiffer than the Vicik. At over 200lbs, I always wanted the Vicik to be about 10% stiffer/heavier.

    The Wrens also have the new rocker profile, which will make them even better in Powder. I thought the viciks were great in powder, but I’ll gladly take even more performance.



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    Makes sense. I personally don't care about pow performance since I have other skis for that. They do ski well in pow up to a foot though. I really enjoy them in 8" of cut up pow. They are just so smooth in that element.
    Personally if it's over 6" I bring out other skis but may transition to the Vicik later in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    Makes sense. I personally don't care about pow performance since I have other skis for that. They do ski well in pow up to a foot though. I really enjoy them in 8" of cut up pow. They are just so smooth in that element.
    Personally if it's over 6" I bring out other skis but may transition to the Vicik later in the day.
    True.

    I need more time on -10 Quixotes to see if they “click” like the vicik did. If I remember correctly, the viciks started off as OK, then I grew to love them.

    However I also have some debt I need to pay..


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    Quote Originally Posted by NW_SKIER View Post
    Nice^^^post some pics.

    Putting wax on my protests for the first time tonight. We need some snow. Not taking them for their virgin ride on low tide.
    Will post pics once I get them mounted- cribbage boardery has commenced!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Self Jupiter View Post
    Will post pics once I get them mounted- cribbage boardery has commenced!
    Or how about crappy pics now

    193 MVP standard layup no carbs n owned now by 3 separate mags, i will be Mount #3, going with Dukes on the line. Hobbit mountain firesky graphic. This will be an EC soft snow touring ski that will probably see the majority of its use at the resort as EC pow/ post deep pow ski. May become a WC travel ski depending on how they measure up to the rest of the quiver.

    My intro to the brand and they seem like they’re going to be fun and a little chargy at this length.

    5’7’’ 195-205. a ‘man of limited ability’

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    @betelgeuse - what are you hoping to get for the skinny Q’s?


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    185 cm 9d8 Standard

    Honestly never imagined I’d be riding Praxis given exchange rate and such from Canada but by pure chance found an insane deal locally, same BSL, barely used and with skins and everything.

    Skied/toured with them once at an avi course. Didn’t get enough turns on them to get a good feel for them, and the bindings need a toe shim. But so far so good. And damn are they pretty!

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