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Nice collection. And good for me, since so you should know how they ski in comparison... Do you notice in general that fatter skis have worse edge grip than SL skis? I skied my 70mm back to back with two other wider pairs (still a far cry from 115mm) once and was unpleasantly surprised by how they constantly wanted to wander off to the side from underneath me. And I knew for sure that they were quite sharp and with decent 0.5/3 bevels... Yeah, they were skiable, but in a more gentle, cautious way. It took many runs to find the right balance of force to maintain control, and it made my legs hurt a lot in the process. I simply could never learn to fully trust them. IDK whether they were just bad pairs or that's a general rule, the wider the ski, the less the edge grip. What do you think?


I’d guess (without ever seeing you ski) you are tail gunning a bit. Most skiers can comfortably carve on fatties (except Indiggio: he carves fat skis just fine just hurts his knee ). Or maybe you were on crap skis - don’t want to turn this into geek technique discussion. Plenty of other ski forums for that stuff

I roll on 78’s at blue but that is cause I like bumps but am not good enough to run them well on 90+ underfoot

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50 minutes ago, eaf said:

Do they demo them at BM?

 

Looking at what Blue has to offer in the retail, if you want to demo something with Mantra like characteristics, try the nordica enforcer 93.  I dont think Blue carries volkl skis.  Blizzard Bonafide is really similar to the mantra as well, again, not carried by Blue.  

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3 hours ago, indiggio said:

Who needs fatties?

 

C'mon, we pick on Doug enough. 

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There is a storm on the clock......everything except GFS says coastal blaster, couple inches in PA....GFS says OTS.....early early but still nice to see a possibility.

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7 minutes ago, Johnny Law said:

There is a storm on the clock......everything except GFS says coastal blaster, couple inches in PA....GFS says OTS.....early early but still nice to see a possibility.

When? I need to get snow tires. 

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6 minutes ago, toast21602 said:

When? I need to get snow tires. 

 

9th/10th but unless it comes way left it wouldn't give PA more than 2-4" plus it may go OTS

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Just now, Johnny Law said:

 

9th/10th but unless it comes way left it wouldn't give PA more than 2-4" plus it may go OTS

I'm good for that. Would love to see white on the ground. Won't mean much for skiing, but maybe somebody will try and drive their SUV down shuttle again.

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3 hours ago, toast21602 said:

When? I need to get snow tires. 

 

Dammit.....thats exactly what i was going to get you for Christmas.  Oh well.  Taylor swift CD it is then.  

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4 hours ago, GrilledSteezeSandwich said:

Is it that hard to post out to sea lol also how's your rehab going?

 

hahaha........good good not too long I think now

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