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Davee tried it

Davee tried it

Davee tried it

Davee tried it wrote a review of on April 28, 2010

5 5

Jean Beyl, who founded the original Look binding company, probably turned in his grave when Rossignol (since the 90's owner of the ski binding section of Look) introduced the PX series of heels. Park skiers, extreme skiers and racers alike howled over the disappearance of the old Look turntable heel. Well, it's back, as the FX at Rossignol and the Pivot at Dynastar. I have never wanted to ski on anything else. It is the only binding on the market with a turntable which pivots under the heel, and hence under the tibia. It is better at preventing fracture and ligament injuries. Why did Rossignol stop making it? The newer fixed heel of the pasts three seasons is way cheaper to manufacture. The same reason Rossi replaced the beautiful, but expensive old Nevada pivot toe with a much cheaper toe from the German company Geze. It lives on in a different shape and with an added contact point or two in todays Rossi (and Look) tow. If you can afford these bindings, and they fit your skis, buy them now while you can. Where I live and ski, people buy clapped-out old skis with old turntable Looks on them just for the bindings. I have a stock of them in my ski workshop. Long live Look turntables!

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Davee tried it

Davee tried it wrote a review of on June 8, 2009

4 5

I bot this jkt for my wife and she absolutely loves it! Malibu Blue is a great color, straight from Oz, bright but not glaring, sophisticated but not in-yr-face. The jkt is well made, fits well, and looks great on her. Very good quality materials, too. Have not yet subjected to winter weather (it's summer here, but winter in the land of Rip Curl). I agree that it needs a lift pass pkt on the sleeve (maybe they don't have RF passes yet in Oz?). Other wise it would be five star

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Davee tried it wrote a review of on February 17, 2009

5 5

I have the Dynastar 8000 and have skied it in every kind of snow and ice. The Mythic Rider does everything the 8000 does with greater conviction. It is a stiffer ski and skis heavier, hence it demands more of the skier. On trails it skis like a GS ski with great edge hold, but obviously slower edge change and longer arcs. It devours crud, floats pow and handles windslab and crust as well as any ski I've been on. It is NOT a ski for bumps, trees or tight quarters. When I changed midday back to my Legend 8000's, it was like I had nothing on my feet--like skiing blades. The Mythic is a powerful, precise ski in the right hands on the right terrain (read steep and soft and very fast). If you can have only one pair of skis, go for the Legend 8000; it is more forgiving, more adaptable, and easier on the legs.

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