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    What to do with cherry Atomic R:EX 198

    About 8-10 years ago, a friend of mine came out to UT to visit. I hadn't skied with him since H.S. He brought with him a brand new pair of 198 10:EX. I guess that he bought them cheap on eBay. While here, he put maybe 5 days on the skis, and then left them with me. They are totally mint. At the end of the season, I put a coat of summer wax on them and forgot about them. However, on occasion, I did place new coats of summer wax on them. The guy no longer skis, and the skis remain at my house. I wonder whether they will be fun like the SuperBros (bombing icy, open terrain)? When they originally were released, they were marketed as a powder ski! ....84mm underfoot...How am I going to have the most fun on these?

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    I'm sort of asking for information in addition to this old thread:
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...ic-Rex-or-10ex
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    Atomic recalled a bunch of bindings that look like the ones on those skis. See here:
    https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2008/at...se-fall-hazard

    Dismount and bring to a shop -- Atomic will send you new bindings.
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Thanks many. I’ll check that out for sure

    Bummer. These are Xentrix 6:14. They are not included in the recall.
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    Too bad... fun ski. Plow comfortably through 8 or 10 in. Very stable in any firm condition with maybe a little nose slap. Excellent bite - the front always gave out first.

    + 1 was where is felt at home.
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    they may be a fun High Boy party last run type ski. Otherwise, I'm thinking of using them early season (Nov.-Dec.). I think that they will suit Regulator and the early season wasatch runs nicely
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    What to do with cherry Atomic R:EX 198

    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post

    Bummer. These are Xentrix 6:14. They are not included in the recall.

    But they still suck. Don’t ski on them.

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    I had a pair of 179s? wicked amount of camber.
    In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...

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    Yeah, camber and a very traditional/engaged feel. IIRC, they're light enough to make a good touring ski.

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    Those bindings were recalled. The heels do not stay down and will slide back and pre-release. Great skis but I agree, do not ski them with those bindings. Smooth big smile flex. I knew an Alaskan heli guide who said they were the ticket back in the day. If you disregard weight, they were hands down the best bc skis I've ever had.
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    Guess I should keep mine. Almost threw them away on the most recent move. Heavy with my current bindings, but a good ski. I'll have to remount with lighter bindings for early session.

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    Great ski in its day, remember more than a few Alta patrollers on them. I loved em high speed crud crushers. nose dove a bit in true pow and mid fat.
    As mentioned, light if not so long be a good touring ski ( I put DIIs on my 191 10exs for a few seasons in UT)

    I see on the other thread basom liked em.
    he lives EC now and needs skis, send em to him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudfoot View Post
    Those bindings were recalled. The heels do not stay down and will slide back and pre-release. Great skis but I agree, do not ski them with those bindings. Smooth big smile flex. I knew an Alaskan heli guide who said they were the ticket back in the day. If you disregard weight, they were hands down the best bc skis I've ever had.
    i skied these with Combs at Valdez Heli Ski Guides, they were the widest skis at the lodge at the time. Great skis.
    Get rid of the bindings, i was skiing the 10-18 metal atomic/ess var which most Stockli Athletes still use. the lower dins blew up all the time.

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