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whi3063951wrote a review of on March 3, 2013

5 5

Yes- this ski is totally awesome. Was on it today in soft snow conditions, fresh powder and deeply cut powder. It excelled everywhere- the positive reviews which pervade the internet seem true. My only possibly novel offering is to add is that, if you are a BIG BOY (or girl), do NOT be afraid of going with the 185. I am 6'4", probably 230lbs dressed to ski, and the 185's rocked my face off-- stable, chargy, floaty, but turn instantly if desired. Highly responsive; could be driven as hard as I felt like pushing them-- short radius or long turns as well. They gripped like a sportscar, and I was in disbelief of how well / quickly they turned.

Bottom line-- you can still have an awesome time on the 185's if you are north of 2 bills on the scale.

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whi3063951wrote a question about on December 23, 2012

Actual running length of the ski?

I'm 6'4", around 220lbs dressed to ski, and C.Brown gave me what I think was pretty solid advice last year, that I should without a doubt get the 193 and not think twice. That's probably what's going to happen, but I am still curious about the actual running lengths of the 185 vs. 193? I imagine they're somewhere in the 170's.... does anyone know?

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whi3063951wrote a review of on December 20, 2010

5 5

Am 6'4", 205lbs, relative recent ski addict, getting into black slopes & now spending a good amount of time off-piste. Was on a pair of Atomic RT 86s last year, which carved and gripped fantastically, but were too feathery light for me to deal with chunked-up frozen crud. Wanted something heavier and more stable. Have 186's mounted with Marker Barons 1cm behind midsole. Have skied em on groomers, icy groomers, piled up crud, windblown crust, waist deep pow. The skis are fun as hell, they are powerful and yet easy to drive. They give highly adequate pow float, yet carve lickity split on groomers. Their dampness and stability give me the confidence to plow over just about anything in my way and charge into new places I wouldn't have approached previously. My concern was that I wouldn't become a better skier because these things made everything so easy.... but I'm skiing steeper, deeper, and faster than ever with this setup. One of the funnest purchases I've made in the last couple of years.

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whi3063951wrote a question about on May 16, 2009

I'm an intermediate skier looking to upgrade to a versatile ski that I can use on groomed slopes, off piste, and something light enough for occasional touring. Is this not the ski? The "quiver of one"? Am curious how it handles in wet heavy spring snow as well as hard pack... I am 6'4", about 200lbs, is the 183cm the right length? From what I've read it seems built to handle it all, but I am skeptical of the extreme light weight on groomers (though I know the featherweight will make for better touring). Thoughts or experiences anyone?

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whi3063951wrote a question about on May 4, 2009

I'm an intermediate skier seeking a versatile ski that I can use for resort skiing, floating off piste, and the occasional back country tour. Is this ski a good bet? Does it give decent performance in wet heavy spring snow? I am 6'4", about 195lbs, is the 181cm long enough? Also, if I mount these with Dynafit bindings-- would that be TOO lightweight for enjoying groomed slopes? If that's the case would something like the Marker Dukes be a better bet?

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whi3063951wrote a question about on April 28, 2009

I'm an intermediate skier looking to upgrade to a versatile ski that I can use on groomed slopes, off piste, and something light enough for touring without killing my legs on the way to summit. Is this not the ski? How does it handle in wet heavy spring snow? I am 6'4", about 195lbs, is the 181cm long enough? Also, I'd welcome a recommendation for lightweight bindings which allow me to go with a free heel for climbing up, and to attach the heel for the trip down. Thanks for any advice.

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