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    2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    I downloaded the Blister Gear Review, cause Iím looking for a new pair of pow skis, and low and behind whatís right in the middle of the pow Charger section, Praxis mofo Protests. I was looking at a bunch of other options, but instead I emailed Keith a list of questions about a custom pair of Protests. Stay tuned, the mad scientists are at it again...

    Options I asked about were upping the flex to 4 and what core to use, how the Tsunami top sheet looks on one of the Birches, and could the base be all white with just Praxis in black.

    Stay tuned folks, might need some codes to get this price done a bit! Iíll let you know when Keith gets back to me.

    Side note, Iím excited, where is winter.

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    2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    Sent you a pm -

    Protests are incredibly versatile, nimble in the tightest trees but can charge as hard as you want to push them. Enduro core veneer is the way to go imo. 3 or 4 flex are both great options. Check the praxis Facebook page for pictures of different veneers too

    If you want a little more hard charging big mountain ski the Praxis collab Lhasa Pow Fats available to special order could match your desires too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muggydude View Post
    Sent you a pm -

    Protests are incredibly versatile, nimble in the tightest trees but can charge as hard as you want to push them. Enduro core veneer is the way to go imo. 3 or 4 flex are both great options. Check the praxis Facebook page for pictures of different veneers too
    Word! Canít wait to ski my 192 enduro veneer flex 4ís.
    Love my 188ís as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muggydude View Post
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    Protests are incredibly versatile, nimble in the tightest trees but can charge as hard as you want to push them. Enduro core veneer is the way to go imo. 3 or 4 flex are both great options. Check the praxis Facebook page for pictures of different veneers too

    If you want a little more hard charging big mountain ski the Praxis collab Lhasa Pow Fats available to special order could match your desires too.
    Thanks, got your message and will respond.

    I looked at the Lasha POWs but they are incredibly similar to my +10mm Freerides, and it doesnít really make sense to get them, over lap and all.

    The Super Freerides are enduro w/Carbon veneer 4 flex and are almost perfect, I just wish they were a little stiffer so to be a tad more versatile. Iím pretty sure Iíll go with the same build again.

    Itís amazing how good the Protests are in everything from 2in of pow to overhead, mellow meadow skipping to steep tech, the harder you push them, they better they are.

    Itís amazing, I had a pair of fairly beat Protests with 4 mounts, sold them for Shiros, and am going back. Guess I shouldnít of gone to Shiros in the first place, just stuck with the Protests.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rocca View Post
    Got to unwrap these bad boys today! 182 UL Yeti, flex 3, with mountain sunrise on birds eye maple. 6.6 lbs for the pair on the bathroom scale. Apologies for the office clutter/glare and props to Muggy for the referral! Gave up on trying to rotate the photos. Now to ponder bindings....
    No exp, but Iíve heard good things about the newish solly mtnís, be worth looking into I think. and yeah most folks seem to be digging the ions for the most part. Sweet sticks!
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    ATKs - be they branded as ATK, Salomon or Atomic - are very well thought out quality products. It might be a lofty claim, but i think ATK has dethroned Dynafit for "classic" Dynafit design bindings with rotating heels and no elasticity up front, and makes a superior product that is light weight, dependable and works well - and priced well to boot.

    I had a pair of Salomon MTNs with brakes last year on a pair of skis i bought to my mom and the bindings really impressed me. She ended up not wanting to go ski touring on rando gear in spite of my best efforts at persuading her that she should, and that a rando set up would make the entire experience more enjoyable, so ended up selling them - so no user feedback was provided on her part For that use i would 100% buy them again - ATKs and MTNs are dialed imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skiwald View Post
    Nice! I have this same ski and graphic with G3 Ions. Love them for long tours and spring skiing. Maybe some G3 zeds or similar?


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    Quote Originally Posted by eskido View Post
    No exp, but I’ve heard good things about the newish solly mtn’s, be worth looking into I think. and yeah most folks seem to be digging the ions for the most part. Sweet sticks!
    Quote Originally Posted by kid-kapow View Post
    ATKs - be they branded as ATK, Salomon or Atomic - are very well thought out quality products. It might be a lofty claim, but i think ATK has dethroned Dynafit for "classic" Dynafit design bindings with rotating heels and no elasticity up front, and makes a superior product that is light weight, dependable and works well - and priced well to boot.

    I had a pair of Salomon MTNs with brakes last year on a pair of skis i bought to my mom and the bindings really impressed me. She ended up not wanting rando after all, so ended up selling them - so no user feedback was provided on her part For that use i would 100% buy them again - MTNs are dialed imo.
    Thanks guys! The MTNs and Zeds are the two highest on my list actually haha. Hopefully there's some user feedback on the Zeds soon.

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    hm - first time i've seen the Zeds. They look pretty spectacular as well imo - would def be willing to give those a go.

    Not to turn this into a discussion of bindings - but i think G3 are a bit overly generous when referring to front tech bindings as having elasticity... Consistent hold and release could be a more honest description imo. There is simply no way in hell anybody can discern a difference between 4mm in "elasticity" with all the demonstrated curves being nigh on identical/similar in characteristics up to 54mm. I might be completely wrong of course, but i'm a calling it weak marketing sauce / evil graphs.

    But please don't get me wrong - other than that they seem very impressive Man oh man, these are fine days to be an outdoorsman - so much spectacular equipment!

    edit:
    This podcast was an pretty interesting listen. Zeds seem like a killer well thought out product and i would be very interested in trying them for long touring day missions
    http://blistergearreview.com/feature...the-new-g3-zed
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    Heíll yeah! The kids skis are killer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by detrusor View Post
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    He’ll yeah! The kids skis are killer.


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    Nice!
    What all do you have going on there??

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    2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    Some 131cm 102 under foot from the mold he made for Dean Cummings kids in the past.

    Then some 143 le petite +10.

    At times last year the kids would really bog down when it was armpit deep on them....

    Lucky kids.

    9Dís are for me.

    Lucky me.

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    2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by kid-kapow View Post
    ATKs - be they branded as ATK, Salomon or Atomic - are very well thought out quality products. It might be a lofty claim, but i think ATK has dethroned Dynafit for "classic" Dynafit design
    I love my ATKís and I believe they are superior to the two pair of Dynafits I own, but I donít believe they make the Salomon (or atomic version). Source?

    Also ďdethronedĒ is strong considering market share.
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    sorry in advance for the off topic (praxis) reply:

    i meant dethroned as in superior products, not as in units sold.

    I cannot remember where i read that ATK manufactured MTNs. I might be mistaken, so by all means, if you have it from the solly/atomic that they indeed manufacture these bindings solely in-house, then post.

    regardless, my personal opinion is that most ATKs and the MTN bindings are superior products to their respective competitors in the Dynafit lineup, and that brand standing rather than product superiority is why the folks over at Dynafit sell more units than the others (if they do). By all means, Dyna-binders are good as well, i just believe other products are better - hence the use of "dethroned". Vipecs/Tectons are far superior to radical/beasts for their intended uses - like not even close superior, admittedly not if you mind plastics.

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    ATK does not make Salomon bindings. Here's just one article to support this.
    https://www.wildsnow.com/15664/salom...-tech-binding/
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    And you'll just have to trust that these are Le Petits under there:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Referenced article
    Upon close examination, one has to wonder if these are actually made by ATK.
    yeah, i read that article prior to my previous reply. It does not address the matter at hand other than a generic statement saying that bindings are made in the facility they talk about.

    Prior to being asked i was pretty confident that at least the toe was out sourced to ATK, but again - i might be mistaken. I will ask OneNerdyKid/Mat over at NS and chime back in after getting his reply. Sorry for the off topic replies.

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    Any thoughts as to why I shouldn't mount my Backcountry's on the recommended line? Looks reasonable eyeballing it, but want some first hand experience.

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    I like mine on the line. Nice and balanced.


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    Quote Originally Posted by detrusor View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanmells View Post
    Any thoughts as to why I shouldn't mount my Backcountry's on the recommended line? Looks reasonable eyeballing it, but want some first hand experience.
    I donít have any backcountryís but I do have a slight Praxis addiction problem and have played with mount points on several models. Every time I move a mount or mount a different pair I find my self getting closer to or right on the line. IME Iím finding out that Keith really has his mount points dialed. I do have a couple pair still mounted -1 that I absolutely dig but in all honesty I cannot see me liking them any less mounted on the line, where as I have had Praxis skis that I knew without a doubt I wouldíve liked more mounted closer to or on the line. I could more into depth on this (esp as it applies to tip dive and soft snow perf) but feel like this was already overly long winded. Enjoy the bcís!
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    If you like a traditional feel and really pressuring your shins Iíd go -1. I like my brothers BCís there. If they are going to be more hard snow biased the line will be a little quicker and easier to pivot.

    I prefer all my Praxis skis -1 or so

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    I have my BCís on the line as well. Like it. I would never go forward, maybe back 1 would be OK.
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    I preferred all my Praxis touring models (bc, yeti, exp) on the dimple. Yetis ended up at -.5 , because of boot change, and weíre still great.
    Gpo, concept, piste jib I needed at -1
    Protests at -1.5 were $

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    It's so tough to decide what to do with protests as so many claim to be fine on the dimple, and just as many are adamant that -1 to -2 is the way to go. This place can be such a great resource but can also lead to some serious paralysis by analysis.

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    Agreed, thatís why I make an attempt to put ďIĒ in my post(I shouldíve put it in parentheses)
    FTR I did have the protests and GPOís on the dimple originally and had tip dive issues
    I also had my expís at -1 originally and they waundered and felt like there was no tail. Put them on the dimple and theyíre magic.
    Skis with their design so tweaked with rocker and taper and tip to tail measurements donít leave a lot of room to move the mounts a ton for personal preference. Theyíre so dialed that little changes can have a fair bit of effect I think. Iíve found what works for me and may not work for others but maybe they can relate where my other skis are mounted to where theirs are on the same ski and use tgat as a barometer for other skis that theyíre mounting that Iíve had. Can be a head scratcher though

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    The one thing I'll say is I'm not sure I've ever heard someone who skied Protests both on the dimple, and -1 to -2, and then say they preferred the dimple (may be wrong about that though).

    People either go the line and keep it there, go -1 and keep it there, or go on the line, then move back to -1 and then keep it there (I'm in the 3rd group).

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