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    C-List PSA: 2012 184 Volkl Katana with Dukes in Tacoma

    Looks minty, and guy is only asking two hundy.
    https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/s...391159467.html

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    Ugh wish I had the cash. Local too. Would take the skis split the binders
    Do I detect a lot of anger flowing around this place? Kind of like a pubescent volatility, some angst, a lot of I'm-sixteen-and-angry-at-my-father syndrome?

    fuck that noise.

    gmen.

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    A bit of a drive for me, but I sent a note anyhow.
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    a little out of the way, but could also help out on the logistics if someone is interested
    "Poop is funny" - Frank Reynolds

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    Mission Accomplished!

    Thanks for the heads up 1000-oaks!

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    Top sheets are in great shape as are the bases. Lots of surface rust on the edges and especially the tails…kinda like they were stored in a wet basement or shed. Skis have been mounted twice. The other mount is for a Look PX. Still a great find, though.


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    Very nice! With those metal topsheets, you can have holes close together.

    Is the rust thin enough to ski or Scotchbrite off? Or is a stonegrind needed? The rust probably set the low price.

    Cracks me up how many 2012-2014 Katanas were mounted with Dukes. Imagine skinning those.

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    Any differences between the heavy metal Katanas other than top sheets?
    I have the same generation katana in a 191 (need to do a tail delam repair, but minty otherwise).
    Excited to get on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1000-oaks View Post
    Very nice! With those metal topsheets, you can have holes close together.

    Is the rust thin enough to ski or Scotchbrite off? Or is a stonegrind needed? The rust probably set the low price.

    Cracks me up how many 2012-2014 Katanas were mounted with Dukes. Imagine skinning those.
    Looks like most of the rust will come off with a soft gummy stone.

    The backstory on these is that the seller had a two ski Volkl quiver with the 184 Katana for off-piste/new snow days and a Gen 3 mantra for firmer conditions. He decided to buy the M102 as a one-ski quiver but said he was disappointed that it didn’t do what the too more condition-specific skis could do. I asked him if he wanted to keep the Katanas and he said no. He then proceeded to tell me how awesome they were to hit side-country stashes with at Crystal because of the Dukes. At least it sounds like he enjoyed them!

    I just played dumb and said that I had an earlier vintage Katana which I regretted selling…which is true.

    I’m leaning towards mounting them with some demos so I can share them with Bandit Jr and share the love with others who may want a spin down memory lane on this beefy stick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfluffenmeister View Post
    Any differences between the heavy metal Katanas other than top sheets?
    I have the same generation katana in a 191 (need to do a tail delam repair, but minty otherwise).
    Excited to get on it.
    The "holy grail" metal version consists of the three German-made 2012-2014 years (samurai/green dragon/metallic green), which only differ by topsheets.

    The prior gen has a similar subtle full rocker and similar construction and weight, but measures about 4cm shorter than advertised, was made in China, and has a reputation for being less durable than the 2012-2014.

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