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Canyons powder day on Dynastar Huge Troubles
Tree skiing in Canyons on 2008/2009 Dynastar Huge Troubles. Feb 22, 2011, Park City, Utah.
These things kill it everywhere, used them in everything from 2ft of SnowBird fresh to spring slush and they we're equally at home/fun in all conditions.
It was a powder day so I did not really get a chance to try this ski in anything but powder and crud but it floated the powder and sailed through the crud like it was not there. I loved these boards. They felt solid in when it got rough at high speeds. Never once did I feel like this ski was going to let me down or be unpredictable in any way. I used them up at snowbird and skied the cirq with them all morning. Nothing but smiles on my face riding these fat boards with lots of new powder. A good big mountain ski.
I'm moving to Alaska and looking for a one...
I'm moving to Alaska and looking for a one quiver backcountry set-up. Leaning towards Gotamas with Barons. Demo'd both the goats and Rossi S6s. The S6s were fun, but the goats ripped--felt powerful, dampening, fast, and responsive. BUT I haven't been able to demo the Line Sir Francis Bacons or the Dynastar Huge Troubles. Has anyone had experience with these such that they can compare? (I'm 150, so I expect the 183 goats would have enough float for me in deep pow, but didn't try)
First off, the Big Trouble is a pretty good ski, but maybe not the same as the Gotama's. My personal favourite of the bunch you named is the SFB's, super playful and responsive. I feel that the 183 seems to be long for your size, it's a ski I would ride being 195, but that's up to you and extra float is always nice. Another suggestion for you is the K2 ObSethed, which is a really nice big mountain ski, my facourite of the season. It handles the deepest conditions I have ever skied, and rips steep lines. Just a extra option.
The Sir Francis Bacons are floppy and soft, and won't do well in variable conditions. If you are looking for a one ski quiver, I'd vote against the SFBs.
dynastar makes a pow ski
so ----- i spent the majority of my last season on the XXL then I moved to the Huge for some cat-skiing at Baldface in interior BC-- ie-- pow skiin'... it was incredible. As in- wow dynastar made a powder ski. I would disagree with the comment that they aren't so good anywhere else (other than the powder) -- I was just on them the entire time i was in Chamonix-- snow was great however there were many-a-day where the conditions weren't optimal- I was comfortable in the Huge's the whole time-- plus I shred them around in-bounds Alta all the time in the crud on the backside or over rockier steeper stuff that calls for technical skiing as well--?? I think they're great? It's the ONLY ski that I took to Europe this season? BUT THEY DO kill in in the backcountry-- they're sweet. I found them to be more rigid than I thought they were going to be! (cool)-- I thought they were going to be really soft-- they aren't what you think if you've never flexed them--- give them a shot... they're more versatile than you think.
Huge troubles make great air guitars
I am just wondering if anyone has Tele'd...
I am just wondering if anyone has Tele'd on the HT's. Any suggestions as to mounting position. I typically mount my skis 3cm in front of measured mid-cord, but skied the Volkl Katana at boot center and loved it. Thanks for the input.
I have not Tele'd on the Huge Trouble but I know a few people that do. I would mount you ski right on the suggested center mount. The HT is a sick ski.
I demoed this ski at at Alyeska AK the other day. It is such a sick ski. The only other big ski experience I have is a pair of last years 189 Seths with dukes, and though they bust crud and anything else like a steamroller they just seem huge and clumsy lengthwise a lot of the time. When the demo guy handed me the 185 Huge Troubles, I was worried the same thing would be true. Instead, the skis felt light, nimble, and fun. The width is too much if all you do is ski groomers (the ski doesn't lie flat if you aren't bowlegged), but it handles them satisfactorily. They float great over any soft snow, and if you like air, these skis will help you stop anything. I took an air I thought was like 10-15 feet and it turned out like 30, but these skis are stable enough to pull out anything. A heads up I'm 5'10", 135 pounds.
How are these skis on groomers? I've been...
How are these skis on groomers? I've been on k2 Recons for a couple years but really want a fatter ski because I feel I am good enough to put a 100mm ski on edge now.Yeah, no kidding. I realize that...I know its gonna kill the pow and be a sick backcountry ski. I guess my real question is will it be good enough on groomers that I can use it as a one-ski quiver?
If you're wondering about groomer performance then you're clearly looking at the wrong ski. "Good enough" isn't the issue. You need to be asking yourself what you ski and find a ski to suit your interests more than your abilities.
One of Dynastar's Best!
The Huge Trouble is one of my favorite skis Dynastar has made in years. It is a great ski for just about anything. I have skied this ski all over resorts, the backcountry and the big mountains of Alaska. It is an amazing powder ski but will hold up to the hard pack and crud. The little camber allows the ski to be playful, and easy to ski in most situations. The construction is built tough and the ski will hold up to most challenges.
whats to say about center mounting the...
whats to say about center mounting the bindings on this ski?
Depending on your size it is an option, but unless you plan on skiing and landing switch the majority of the time there is no reason to go true core center on them. They are meant to big a big mountain powder ski and should be mounted accordingly.
how do these compare with legends pros?...
how do these compare with legends pros? in terms of flex...how much more playful are they?
The Huge Trouble is softer, wider and has less camber. I find them much more playful than the legend pro. The low camber makes them more forgiving but you can still charge on this ski. It is one of Dynastar's best powder skis and can still hold up in all conditions. I ski the ski just about everyday in all conditions. From the resort to Alaska...you have to try it.
Amazing ski, did well everywhere I took it, powder, crud, packed snow. Absolutely loved it.
Great job Dynastar
Dynastar nailed it with this ski. Mount em right on the normal line for all/big mth riding. Awesome swing weight for spinning, ect... they feel very balanced under foot. I recommend the p15 on these skis unless you actually set your din to 15 or above. This binding feels great on the ski, and you save some weight over the p18. The construction is bomber- typical Dynastar. Well built and with an amazing feel underfoot, I have no reservations saying this ski is Dynastar's hottest ski this season.
This ski is AWESOME!! I have a Marker Duke binding mounted on them. Dropping cliffs and stomping tricks in park or off piste is no prob. This ski feels very surfy in the pow and very racer on hard pack. I do suggest a lighter binding if your all about doing tricks, try the Marker Jester.