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csap84891 wrote a review of on December 24, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Damn, these skis are fun for pretty much anything. I was initially a bit leery of going down from 191s to a 187, but these things has a fairly stiff flex, with a very low, long rocker profile...essentially, they don't ski as short as many other pow sticks with dramatic rocker.

Coming from a park background, I mounted these at 2 back from dead center, and it's the money-spot. I can whip these things every which way, spin off rollers, and pound into landings with more confidence than I had on past skis. Their switch performance, needless to say, is superb. On groomers and harder snow, they hold an edge well and respond very cleanly at high speeds. It takes a lot to shake this ski up.

I mounted mine up with Salomon Guardians for quick tours out of the resort or up on Vail Pass, and they do the trick just fine. These guys shine the most in pow, obviously. 4frnt nailed the dimensions here...that low rocker profile and stiff flex allow me to drop the hammer and push as fast as I can. As far as I can tell, they have no speed limit in soft snow. I haven't hit any kickers with them yet, but they perform very well on cliffs and pillow drops in the backcountry.

Bottom line: if you're a freestyle-oriented skier who wants the ability to charge hard AND spin, look no further.

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csap84891 wrote a question about on July 7, 2013

OK, so I picked up a pair of these in 187, and want to figure out the right mounting point. Seeing as they're symmetrical, I was thinking about putting them at 3 back from true center. I ski switch quite a bit and like to throw 3s off cliffs, but I don't want too much tail when I get into bumps or harder crud. Any thoughts?

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csap84891 wrote a review of on May 21, 2013

4 5

Well it's a solid jacket; good for layering under, fits to size and keeps me dry. Still, I had to treat it regularly to keep water from saturating the outer fabric...far more than I did with my last jacket (Arc'teryx). What bugged me most was the lack of pockets, particularly a sleeve pocket. I'd recommend it to most people, but I'm just tend to nitpick these things. I'll be upgrading to another fully waterproof jacket, but will keep the quantum for hiking/skinning, as it does breathe and vent exceptionally well.

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csap84891 wrote a question about on May 19, 2013

Wondering how chargey these things are. Looking for a more playful pow ski, but I want to still be able to point 'em straight and not worry about getting tossed around.

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csap84891 wrote a question about on February 17, 2013

Hoping to get some thoughts....looking for a new pow ski to replace the liberty double helix I've had for 2 1/2 seasons that finally died. I'd like to have a fairly stiff, rockered twintip that I can mount around +4 or 5. I do most of my skiing in the sidecountry and backcountry in CO, as well as inbounds in Vail. I'm 6 foot, 175 and a very aggressive skier, so I'm leaning towards a 192. I've been skiing between 185 and 190 for years, but I'm concerned that 192 would be too much ski, even mounted far forward. Any thoughts???

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csap84891 wrote a review of on February 6, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Picked these up for my all mountain/park setup, and I have no major complaints. Still, they don't do any one thing extremely well. A bit stiff for the park, but they ski fast and carve well. They have a bit much tail for hauling in the bumps, but that may just be my center-mount. They ski and land switch really well, but are definitely harder to spin and swing around than a dedicated park ski. In summation: good for most things, but not the greatest

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csap84891 wrote a review of on November 26, 2012

5 5

I used to swear by Krypton Pros, but now I've drank the Full Tilt kool aid. After molding the liners and throwing my custom footbeds in, they've exceeded expectations. I got last year's, since my rep gave me a killer deal, but I believe they're the exact same specs. Finally got the chance to open it up on the top of Mammoth, and were unbelievably responsive and crisp. Somehow, they're very light too. In the park, it feels like I can boost bigger and transition/switch up more quickly. Dunno how else to put it...they're unlike any boot I've ever used. Crisp like a race boot but lighter and cushy

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csap84891 wrote a question about on November 26, 2012

I know I'm getting ahead of myself, but I'm looking ahead to my next pow skis and what I ought to check out this season. I have last year's Double Helixes, which I love, but I'd like to check out something a bit more lively. I really like the long, gradual rocker, low weight and the moderately stiff flex. Last season, tried out Hellbents, Shiros and Benchetlers. The K2s were just too floppy/jibby for me, and the Volkls were a bit too heavy for spins and didn't feel great landing switch. Essentially, I'd like something in the 120 range underfoot, moderate rockered twin with decent stiffness, between 188-193cm.
Any ideas?

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csap84891 wrote a review of on November 12, 2012

5 5

Great goggles that interface seamlessly with my receptor helmet, which my crowbars can't do. I think they tend to hug the face better when you wear them under the helmet, but it may just be me. Lenses are pretty quick to switch out...less than a minute. Simple, functional and elegant...what else can you ask for?

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csap84891 wrote a question about on October 13, 2012

Hey there,
I've been looking into the Konflicts, as well as the First Chairs on the recommendation of an old bootfitter, however I've never been able to find any to try on. I was in Dalbello Krypton Pros for a few seasons, and really loved them, aside from all the work I had done to them. Last season, I migrated back to a 4-buckle boot, some rossi 130s, and they failed after a full season. Anyways, I'm looking to get back into the 3 buckle game, and am wondering where to turn. Would the Full Tilts be comparable to the Dalbellos, or would you recommend something else? I'd rather not put 200+ bucks into all the custom work again, so I'm trying to get a good idea about all the super stiff 3-buckle boots out there. Subquestion: how do the 8 and 10 tongues compare to a traditional 130?

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