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Henry wrote a review of on December 28, 2009

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so I have the 189 mounted at +3. good amount of float. wouldn't want to go any further forward, the tips would dive and there would be too much tail. so definitely a fun ski. they are stable but i would say that they need to be STIFFER. they definitely get tossed around when shit gets cut up.

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Henry wrote a question about on July 20, 2009

Please Michael Kern,

I'm seriously considering this ski, along with the JJ, and possibly the pontoon (I know it's a bit different then the other two.) You seen to be really stoked on this ski so I'm curious what length you got, I'm looking at either the 188 or 195, and how big are you? Just for refrence, I'm 16, 6 foot anod about 185lb, and I'm looking for a ski that can charge in powder and when it gets chopped up, can take some pretty good sized drops, but is still playful.

Thanks

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Henry wrote a question about on June 27, 2009

I'm looking at this ski for park/no snow/carvin/fuck around day. Seeing if this ski matches what I'm looking for. I'm Also wondering on the size. I was thinking 181 but I don't know. I'm 16, 6 foot, 185lb. I currently ski 179cm obsetheds but those aren't mounted too close to center and I plan on mounting these at around -2.

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Henry wrote a review of on January 12, 2009

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179cm (only had one day on them)
first of thank you willie for suggesting this ski. i mounted them at the midsole line which is 7.5cm back from center and thank god i did. my first impression when i got on them was that the tip seemed short but after my first run i wasn't worried about it anymore. still for the 179cm i wouldn't go any further forward then the midsole line if you are going to be using them for all mountain riding as you definitely don't need the extra quickness. the conditions that i was in was 18in of fresh from 2 days ago that has been rained on for the past two days so the snow was either packed cement, chopped up cement, or straight up crud-oh and a few groomed runs. to give you an idea of how bad the snow conditions were the mountain has been closed for the past couple of days because of the rain and because the pass had been closed due to flooding. so all i can talk about is how they perform in far from ideal conditions. they absolutely destroyed everything but the really packed/wet snow in but were still manageable, just not much fun but why would it be? they are really quick edge to edge, just as good as my old PE's on groomers and i was able to carve up some nice rails along with really quick short turns. great stability in crud both foreward and switch (and this was crud at its worst), started to chatter a bit when i was straigh lining it but i didn't mind. also great stability off drops (bout 10-15ft) and jumps and the landing conditions were far from ideal. as you said willie i didn't notice the extra 20mm under foot from my PE's until i needed it, then it was very appreciated. also the slight rocker which is very new to me was fun... don't know exactly what it did but i'm sure it helped. bottom line: all mountain destroyer that is really fun in the worst conditions so i can't wait till the snow is even medioker.

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Henry wrote a question about on January 1, 2009

You are totally right willie, i'm going for the obsethed. plus i got a pair of atomic R11 (160cm) from when i used to race GS and a pair of solamon xscream9 (179cm). so i can use those on days where there aint much snow. totaly last thing is if you can suggest a mounting point? also wondering if they ski short or long so 179cm or 189cm? i'm gona go get them tomorrow, pretty f-ing psyched i gotta say. thanx for all your help willie and i can finally say i'm done with the questions

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Henry wrote a question about on December 30, 2008

ok, now i'm on mu last one willie-absolutely promiseis the obsethed a heavy ski? wondering if i can take them into the park? and i think you have already answered this but will it rail groomers? does it or the VCT handle hardpack/groomers and crud better? and i'm not looking at the blend but will obsethed carve better then them? oh and will they (the obsetheds) carve better then a pair or 160cm K2 PE's (my old ski)?

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Henry wrote a question about on December 30, 2008

hey again willieso i actually ended up talking to a guy up at whistler about the k2 obsethed (not up there anymore). he was talking something about how they have like no camber and some early rise like you said which helps them with groomers and carving?-think thats what he said. so could you explain to me why the obsethed is able to performe on groomer/carving-didn't quite understand what he was talking about. and how does the flex compare to the VCT and propthet? and u said they were an all mountain ski? also demoed an armada ski-which i think was similar to the ANT-in a 188cm length (they were torn up so i couldnt really tell which ski they were). they felt a little sluggish. i was still able to take them in the mogules and the little bit of chopped up pow (by the way thats pretty much all they got up at blackcombe-its all chopped up and moguley) but they were sluggish and i want to make sure the the VCT and obsethed will be better.-alot of ?

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Henry wrote a question about on December 29, 2008

hey willieso i'm up at whistler and i demoed the prophets-prophet 90s actually and they were in the 172cm and were a couple years old. for some reason no one has line skis to demo/rent, and i couldn't find 4frnt anywhere to demo either. so after skiing the prophets i've decided that they are a little too stiff-mabye it's different in the 100s or are they the same stiffness? also i just sunk in like 1 1/2-2 ft of pow, but i assume thats different in the 100. and if i go for the prophets i'm all of a sudden a little hesitent about the 186cm, it seems like maby too intense of a ski and i'll be sacrificing some of thae playfulness that it has in the 179cm-if that makes any sense at all? what do you think? so vct-since i couldn't demo them. could you for the last time give me a comparison beween the prophet 100 and the vct. flex, weight, turns radiud etc. also how they coompare in pow, crud, on groomers, mogles. thanx willie i kno its hell of alot but this is my last question i promi!

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Henry wrote a question about on December 17, 2008

hellolooking between these and the 4FRNT VCT for an all mountain/freeride ski. i'm 15 so i only got the moola for one ski. definately an advanced skier. love to charge hard everywhere and rip on groomers and hardpack (groomers are totally pointless unless ur gona rip em hard in my opinion). but being young i love to play in the trees and park. also want a ski that i can feel comfurtable stompin backflips. looking to go 182cm in vct or 183cm in gotama. figure it will it will help me out with park/backcountry jib. any suggestions between the two?-i gotta say the goats look pretty legit tooGRACIAS

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Henry wrote a question about on December 14, 2008

hey willie i know i said that that was my last qestion but i have a few last clarifying question. the VCT 182cm will rip on groomer, crud etc. right? and they are a good all mountain ski right? i know i'm just second guessing myself but i'm done after this no matter what, which would you mark as the better all mountain free ride ski, the prophet or the VCT? In your opinion. And I know you said 182cm but just to make sure, 182cm for the VCT right?-thanx again my last one i promise. yeah i've been checkin up on where i ski at crystal mountain and there seems to be about 25 inches at the summit. not alot but hey its better then nothing. looks like it might be a slow winter up here :(

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