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  1. #11
    you could go eany meany miney moe and not make a bad choice with those three skis.

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  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoastpowderhound View Post
    888 is a little beefier, two sheets of metal...narrower, 88/90 waist dep on size, and heavier. According to the posted specs on both skis, they've got the same turning radius in 178 and 186 lengths...but the soter flex on the watea is easier to bend and vary the turn shape...I've skied on both and the 888 feels like it has less sidecut. IMHO the watea is more versatile...and I typically prefer skis with two sheets of metal...but there's something about the watea construction that gives me the edge grip I want without the weight of the two sheets of titanal. I used to love the Mantra...then found the watea...holds just as well and is more playfull.
    Thanks, that's good info.

    Quote Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
    you could go eany meany miney moe and not make a bad choice with those three skis.
    If you were going to Colorado in March and you had to choose one. Which one would you take?
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  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by WJenness View Post
    That noise you all just heard was the collective sigh of relief from the single women in Central MA as they reach for another mid-afternoon snack cookie.

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    Dude, that's funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wa-loaf View Post
    Dude, that's funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WJenness View Post
    That noise you all just heard was the collective sigh of relief from the single women in Central MA as they reach for another mid-afternoon snack cookie.

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    Good one!
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  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by wa-loaf View Post
    Thanks, that's good info.



    If you were going to Colorado in March and you had to choose one. Which one would you take?
    I'd try to demo all of 'em out there and make my purchase out there. May do well with "late season" pricing in March, and cost of demo may be applied to the purchase price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Skimeister View Post
    I'd try to demo all of 'em out there and make my purchase out there. May do well with "late season" pricing in March, and cost of demo may be applied to the purchase price.
    Heh, good luck with that demoing. Been looking for a while. Buying without a demo.
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  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Skimeister View Post
    I'd try to demo all of 'em out there and make my purchase out there. May do well with "late season" pricing in March, and cost of demo may be applied to the purchase price.
    Quote Originally Posted by mondeo View Post
    Heh, good luck with that demoing. Been looking for a while. Buying without a demo.
    I'm doing the WA Ride-em and Rank-em in March for the ski shop. I should be able to try the Watea and Volkl then. They don't carry Elan though. That may influence what I do for CO.
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  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by wa-loaf View Post
    Thanks, that's good info.



    If you were going to Colorado in March and you had to choose one. Which one would you take?
    Seriously, any of them, they are all real sweet. Which ever you can get the better deal on.
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  10. #20
    OK, so which one looks cooler?

    I think the Fischer is kinda dull and it's a real wimp-out they went with the same design for all widths on this one. The Elan is cool, subtle and a little retro. Not sure what's going on with the Mantra, but I kinda like it. I say the Elan wins in looks.
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