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Mike wrote a question about on January 18, 2013

Im 5'7 155. I mainly ski the Wasatch but spend a few in Chamonix and La Grave every year. Ive heard great things about this ski. Any suggestions on size 174 or 181?

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Mike wrote a review of on January 26, 2011

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I was trying to round out my quiver of BD Megawatts for our Wastach big days and K2 Coombas with dnyafits as my backcountry "lites." I demoed the BD Zealots(big burly ski that loves to charge) However, I was ether too weak or too small(5'7 165) to really make quick turns with them. The K2 Sidestash answered by prayers. This ski floats and charges in pow and crud, is nimble in chutes, and can rail on the groomers. I have them paired with Marker Barons so it is not exactly the lightest setup but thats what the Coombas and Dynafits are for. Taking the Sidestash to La Grave and Chamonix next month.

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Mike wrote a review of on December 24, 2010

4 5

These boards charge! I tried a pair today and have some great and not so great thoughts. They love high speeds and smear through pow and crud as opposed to floating and skipping on top like my Megawatts. However, They are not a playful ski but maybe it was just my 5'7 160 frame that couldnt push em'. That said, point em straight down and hold on tight because these babies ski at Mach 10!

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Mike wrote a question about on December 6, 2010

Im 5'7 165, aggressive skier. I have the Coombas with dynafits for my lighter BC setup and the Megawatts with Fritchies as my big boards. Im considering the Sidestash with Barons as my resort/sidecountry setup. Any thoughts on the best size for me?

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Mike wrote a review of on November 29, 2010

5 5

Today was my first day on Dynafits. Ive always skied Barons and Fritchies and have always been skeptical about Dynafit performance. I mounted them on my Coombas and use BD method boots. I skinned up over Cardiff pass and skied a Holy Toldeo and then skied back down East Hellgate. I must admit, it took a few minutes to get used to lining up the toe piece and using the heel raiser. That said, these binding exceeded all expectations on uphill and downhill performance. My Barons and Fritchies are now regulated to sidecountry status!

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Mike wrote a question about on November 24, 2010

Im debating about adding this ski to my quiver. Ive got the Coomba with Dynafits as my lighter backcountry ski, the Megawatts for deep days like today. Im thinking about the Zealot with Barons as my resort and side country ripper. I ski the Wasatch. Im 5'7 165. Thoughts? I hear great things about the Zealot. Some have given props to the K2 Sidestash.

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Mike wrote a review of on December 23, 2008

5 5

I used these last weekend at Solitude(lots of new pow)I had them mounted with marker barons 2cm forward because word was that they ride on the tails. I took them side country. I charged down steep faces, I negotiated tight steep chutes, and played in the trees. I even took them back into the resort to rip up later afternoon crud! What a ski! Thanks Doug!

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Mike wrote a question about on December 15, 2008

Excellent binding. I mounted them on Black Diamond Havocs and they have performed as advertised. However, when I want to walk with my skiis and place them together, the binding's brakes do not lock. Is there a way to solve this problem without using a strap?

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