For Sale DPS Cassiar Alchemist 79 "The Trainer" - 160 with Attack 13

Discussion in 'Phil's Garage Sale and Ski Swap' started by laine, Apr 11, 2019.

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    laine

    laine I ski like a girl. Fast. Skier

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    Uh, anyone interested in a 160 with a black binding? :huh:
     
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  2. mdf

    mdf entering the Big Couloir Skier

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    This is the same ski as we had at the Alta demo a few years ago, right? In that case, I skied the 167 and liked it quite a bit on a firm (for Utah) day.
     
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  3. Wendy

    Wendy Trying not to face plant Skier

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    @surfsnowgirl The Trainer would be a great instructor ski. ogwink Better than the Head I.SL.
     
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    EricG Waiting for snow! Skier

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    @surfsnowgirl - you should add these to your collection. Be a great DD down there.
     
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    surfsnowgirl Instructor Skier

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    They would be perfect to keep at the condo since I keep my Rallys at Bromley. Buying a pair of Volkl Secrets next so hoping these are still available in a month or two. Fingers crossed they are still available. At that width I'd need them to grip the hard pack like a rabid dog.
     
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  6. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    Hmmm. You think?

    What I love about this ski is the way it more or less shouts "I said arc to arc, you pathetic loser!" It's kind of binary in that way. Now, it's easier and more forgiving when skiing that way than just about any ski I can think of, because it provides so much feedback about how clean your turns are without actually smacking you down. That's why the model name is perfect.

    But if I were an instructor I'd want to be demonstrating lots of kinds of turns, and I'm not sure this ski is the one I'd choose for, say, carefully feathered brushy instructor turns.

    :duck:
     
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    surfsnowgirl Instructor Skier

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    My comment posted twice. Please, delete this one. :beercheer:
     
  8. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    More like a friendly retriever with a favorite toy.
     
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  9. Wendy

    Wendy Trying not to face plant Skier

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    Well, I haven’t skied them, so it was a guess. But a great race-clinic ski???

    I’d buy a pair in 167 in a heartbeat. I have DPS skis in the Alchemist construction and love them, even on hardpack. So, East Coast, no problem. Somebody, please, BUY THESE!!!
     
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    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I think because if your lighter weight, you had that binary feel..especially in the 167cm length.
     
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  11. Wendy

    Wendy Trying not to face plant Skier

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    @James mentioned the Exotic Skis review; here is an excerpt:

    Everyone should have one of these in their quiver to remind them how much fun groomers can be when there is no fresh snow to be had anywhere. Instructors teaching people to carve will find this tool extremely useful to demonstrate carving progression at speeds students can follow carefully on the hill. Nice work and completely confounding for hard-core DPS fans who don't understand DPS's venture into carving geometries when the Wailer & Lotus models are so addicting.
     
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  12. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    Totally agree with this but it doesn't address my point.
     
  13. Wendy

    Wendy Trying not to face plant Skier

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    Not contesting your point....I get it.ogsmile

    Just trying to give a little bump for Laine. Somebody on this forum would benefit greatly from and love these skis, I am sure of it.
     
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  14. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    This is someones "For Sale" thread. Let's respect that and although it is pretty late, let's keep the non constructive side conversation to a minimum.
     
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    laine I ski like a girl. Fast. Skier

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    Still for sale. Who wants to give themselves or a loved one a Labor Day gift? It's quite unexpected - getting a gift for Labor Day - so it's better than Christmas!

    Treat yo'self! (Or someone else.) :D
     
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    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    This a really great ski. Someone wanting a playful carving ski that rips in bumps would really enjoy this ski.
     
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    laine I ski like a girl. Fast. Skier

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