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  1. #1
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    Looking for lighter Devastator options

    Love the Devastors but not for touring.
    Looking for a good true 50/50 ski that would have a similar feel to the Devis but in the 9lb neighborhood. New Black Crows Corvus sounds like a contender but I havenít had an opportunity to demo them.
    Opinions?
    Other options?
    Last edited by Roxtar; 02-20-2019 at 10:58 AM.

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    Tech talk, jong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Tech talk, jong.
    What he said

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Tech talk, jong.
    yep this belongs here, op. moved that for you.

    black crows demon?

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    Big fingers + little screen = screwup
    I appreciate the help in correcting my mistake but ďjongĒ?
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    yep this belongs here, op. moved that for you.

    black crows demon?
    looking for 105ish waist

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    New Raven ?

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    Is the main thing you like about the Devastator the subtle reverse camber, the fact that itís got a mount point of around -5cm from TC, or the fact that it is almost a full twin tip?

    Never skied any of these, but on paper the Faction CT 3.0, the Moment Meridian Tour 107, the Moment Wildcat Tour 108, and the Folsom Primary SRC come to mind. Iím sure something custom from Praxis would get close too.

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    I read that these are getting lighter for next year. https://www.newschoolers.com/ski-gea...571/Devastator

    Also check out Hojis or Ravens. They aren't too dissimilar to Devastators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGamms View Post
    Is the main thing you like about the Devastator the subtle reverse camber, the fact that itís got a mount point of around -5cm from TC, or the fact that it is almost a full twin tip?

    Never skied any of these, but on paper the Faction CT 3.0, the Moment Meridian Tour 107, the Moment Wildcat Tour 108, and the Folsom Primary SRC come to mind. Iím sure something custom from Praxis would get close too.
    I would say the rocker profile is dead on for my style.
    They feel like power steering whether pivoting, slarving, or carving and absolutely destroys mank.
    At 9lbs, that is my holy grail

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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    yep this belongs here, op. moved that for you.

    black crows demon?
    Crovus is a wider Daemon at 108 and reverse camber. The Daemon is closer to the M4 era Mantra, its a dam good ski (one of the best ive ever demoed.) but its more for resort fun.
    I Came, I Saw, I .... Made A Slight Effort & Then Went Home For Lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordf View Post
    but its more for resort fun.
    Why is that?
    If the weight is in line (the redesign put it on a diet) why wouldnít you recommend it for bc?

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    Volkl 100eight is worth a look in the 189. Katana also. Both on the lighter end of things but are pretty sweet skis in their own right.

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    Another rocker/flat/rocker fan chiming in: raven, v werks katana, bmt 109, volkl 108, Corvus, daemon, meridian, old blizzard scouts are kinda it in the 50/50 + less than 120 under foot bucket I think. Only personally skied the scouts.

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    Was just thinking about this the other day. Love my devs for the resort, though I wish they came in a 188. Lightening them next year will just ruin them for the resort while still probably being heavier than what I'd want to tour on.

    Does anyone know if the meridian tour rocker profile is more aggressive than the devs? I think anything more than the devs might suck for hardpack skin tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxtar View Post
    Why is that?
    If the weight is in line (the redesign put it on a diet) why wouldn’t you recommend it for bc?
    Its still a heavy ski, its lighter than an M5 Mantra, but its not a freebird and has a lot of metal in it, I can haul ass on the 183.
    I Came, I Saw, I .... Made A Slight Effort & Then Went Home For Lunch.

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    Dynafits Beast 108's

    I have no idea if they're any good, but they fit the description.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I've seen black diamonds! View Post
    Dynafits Beast 108's

    I have no idea if they're any good, but they fit the description.
    Fuck. Forgot from my list. Definitely look decent for soft snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I've seen black diamonds! View Post
    Dynafits Beast 108's.
    This. Or the chugach. I think the 188 chugach is right around 2100g/ski. Great all around touring ski.


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    Moment Commander 108. They’re incredible light for a charging ski

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    Quote Originally Posted by SethSwallen View Post
    This. Or the chugach. I think the 188 chugach is right around 2100g/ski. Great all around touring ski.


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    The chugach intrigues me but I haven't seen any for sale anymore, and I can't find a great shot of the rocker profile.

    I read that they had some influence from a 4frnt designer, but if it has as much camber as the hoji/raven, I think that's not really the same thing as the devastator anymore?

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