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DoubleB wrote an answer about on December 15, 2013

BG20... Are you skiing this years updated Verdict or last years model? I'm planning to ski the East Coast exclusively... with the G3 Onyx bindings, BD Prime boots (also have the BD Quadrant). just wondering if it is worth it to buy the latest Verdict when last years is on sale. I plan on the 180cm (155lbs at 5'7"). Any feedback is welcome...

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DoubleB wrote a question about on December 15, 2013

This years Verdict or last years Verdict? I was greatly disappointed in the Orange Verdict (2010/11? Cant remember the season)... Anyone think it was better ski last year or is this years tweaks made it a better ski? More damp or more stable? Is this years revised model more a Mantra or K2 Hardside? I'm a East Coast skier on tech bindings...

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DoubleB wrote an answer about on December 15, 2013

Thx! Good to know... hard to decide these days so many skis that overlap... I even gazed upon the K2 Hardside...

I love G3 skis... and I want to give BD another chance (disappointed in the Orange Verdict)... I have my eye on the G3 Tonic or Infidel, the BD Warrent or Justice, or the K2 Hardside... I can get a discount through my connections and unfortunately cant get a sweet deal on the Mantra... so I may buy two skis from those I mentioned.

Your opinion is greatly valued!!! Making me think hard about the Tonics!

Anyone out there with additional recommendations?

I ski East Coast exclusively and will mount these with a tech binding (G3 Onyx).

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DoubleB

DoubleB wrote an answer about on December 15, 2013

Agreed... the Oranges ones I was not a fan... I tend to find them less engaging, got bucked a lot when in the chunckie stuff or at high speeds to squirrelly and not damp enough.

Looking to get last years 2013 or this years 2014... anyone know which one is more fun!? I need damp and stable skis to go from long GS turns to tight SL turns on ice and crud (boilerplate and pow-pow are the added bonus if it can manage). Corduroy groom is a given which any ski can handle...

Any help out there? Or should I go K2 Hardside or G3 Infidel?

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DoubleB wrote a question about on December 29, 2012

These resemble the VOLKL MANTRA ski specs... the gold standard of the all in one...

Anyone know if this ski approaches that level of adaptability (backcountry/sidecountry/frontside)? Of course I am not looking for deep-pow slayer or a GS turner... but a aggressive all-in-one ski.

I plan to ski these with a tech-binding and a 110 flex index boot (as well a 90 flex light-tour boot).

Have my eye on one of these: BD Verdict, BD Warrent, G3 Tonic, G3 Infidel, or the Volkl Mantra... anyone want to chime in?

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DoubleB wrote an answer about on February 2, 2012

Referencing Jeff Chrisler's comment below....

Jeff, of the Tonic and Saint you demo'd... which has more damping and a snappier feel? Does one come closer to feeling like the Mantra?

G3's are coming up on SALE and fits my budget better...

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DoubleB

DoubleB wrote a question about on February 1, 2012

How does the Tonic (and Saint) measure up against the Volkl Mantra?

I have the 10/11 BD Verdict... very nice ski but a bit soft. I need more dampness and a snappier ski. thinking of the Saint or Tonic... but I keep reconsidering the Mantra. Any suggestions?

THX

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DoubleB wrote a question about on January 31, 2012

How does the Saint (and Tonic) measure up against the Volkl Mantra?

I have the 10/11 BD Verdict... very nice ski but a bit soft. I need more dampness and a snappier ski. thinking of the Saint or Tonic... but I keep reconsidering the Mantra. Any suggestions?

THX

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DoubleB wrote a question about on January 12, 2009

So I'm a old-school GS skier (currently own a sweet setup - 183cm Fischer WC GS about 3 seasons old)... under the right conditions these razor blades rip, I treat 'em like SL's and carve-up tight turns down the front side groomers. Getting older and want to do more AT & BC skiing... legs are not as strong as when I skied 200cm. I'm from the North East and basically only ski here... I'm 5'7" and weigh 145 lbs. What size Baron's should I get? I need a good all mountain size for front side and the BC (NY 'dak slides, Jay Peak, etc.). I'm not going to ski as aggressively like I do my GS skis but I need something for a advanced skier.Is this the ski for me? What size? Would 170's better suited for ducking in and out of trees?Without a doubt I'll mount them with AT bindings.-DoubleB

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