JayPeak Skier

JayPeak Skier

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JayPeak Skier wrote an answer about on May 10, 2014

I ski the East too, at Jay Peak. When it...

I ski the East too, at Jay Peak. When it looked like our season was going to be hard-pack groomers (again!) I ordered the Cochise in a 185 length..
Wow what a ski! Even though they are a 108 waist, they carve smoother arcs, and hold the ice better than my Mantras. But the tail on the Cochise release more easily than the Mantra with the bit of tail rocker, and twin tips. Easier in the bumps.
While I never got them in deep snow, they carve really well on soft snow too. Super damp, great edge hold. With the 108 waist I think they would be fine in Western Powder too.
Mine are mounted tele, with NTN Freedoms

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JayPeak Skier wrote a review of on May 4, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Just received one of these, haven't skied with it yet. This is a 30L backpack. Comes with reset tool which is nice, but no cylinder, or replacement copper gaskets.
Weight is 1800 grams with RAS (Removable Airbag System) but no cylinder.
http://www.mammut.ch/en/productDetail/261000710_v_0599_30/Light-Removable-Airbag.html

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JayPeak Skier wrote an answer about on April 17, 2014

This is a bit late, but I like the Cochise. Not a light ski, but I tele NTN on them and they hold on ice like nothing else. Better then even my two year old Mantras, same length. With 108 waist they handle soft snow well too. I have the Freedom NTN binding mounted on the 185cm ski, boot center on alpine mark.

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JayPeak Skier wrote an answer about on March 9, 2014

I am 6'2" , 195 lbs skiing the 185 Cochise back East. Have only had groomers to ski for now, but it carves like a dream on hard snow. I am skiing them NTN tele, Prophet boots mounted boot center on the mark. Freedom binders. Now I want to get them in some powder; with a 108 waist they should float, too. Great ski!

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JayPeak Skier wrote a review of on March 2, 2014

Mantra; the Ice ski
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have the 184 Mantra, with rocker. A great ski, for Vermont, and I've had them out West too. A little long for Eastern glades, but they float well on the powder days, and will charge through any kind of snow. Excellent grip on ice, roll them on an edge, and the whole ski works for you. Yet easy to pivot with the rocker tips when the ski is flat. Mine are set up NTN Freerides for tele carving. I am 6'2" weigh 195 lbs
I call them the Panzer skis!

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JayPeak Skier wrote a review of on October 15, 2013

Beta AR jacket
5 5

I have owned one of these jackets since 2006 (wearing it in my avatar). I bought another one, on sale in yellow, and for a ski trip to St. Anton last season it was great. The bright color, really helped my teenage son and his friend to find me on the big terrain, foggy days. Size is XL; I like the roomy fit for layers. I am 6'2" 200 lbs
I ski with a bib pant (Arc Theta SV ) so the shorter length is ok, and length of sleeves is perfect. Packs small, for the skin track, with no powder skirt or extra pockets to bulk it up.
Someone says it won't fit over a helmet. Well it fits fine over my Mutiny Red helmet I am wearing here at top of Albona in St. Anton.

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JayPeak Skier posted an image about on February 27, 2013

Manhattans Backcountry.com colors

My longer, 185 cm Manhattans. Great ski, for Western trips, and cruising back East. I have this pair mounted up with NTN Freedoms. Also have an earlier pair of Manhattans (180 cm) mounted up with NTN Freerides. Perfect ski for Vermont glades.
ps. I would say the ski has a flat tail, not twin tip. Notched for skins.

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JayPeak Skier wrote an answer about on December 7, 2012

the 177 weighs 8lbs 5.6 ounces a pair. ...

the 177 weighs 8lbs 5.6 ounces a pair. The 185 weighs 9 lbs a pair. These are last years ski. (with no bindings) I weighed them on my postal scale.
Picture of some of my G3 skis below. 177 Tonics and Zenoxides with Spike NTBulldog binding

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