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"different" skis

19skier19skier Posts: 109 Baller
I ski two different places so have two sets of stuff. Recently bought a birthday ski that is magic so ordered another but kept the identicle binding sets. I can run -32/34 on good days. I only rode the second ski setup about a dozen turns freeskiing - it was out of control riding the tail and I couldn't do anything about it. It was un-serving. Identical setups different boat n water, rechecked settings. Skis were on sale as cosmetic blems, one is literally magic n one a crazy stick. Can high end skis be that different? Any insight welcome before I go asking for a different stick from the seller. Thx, Matt.

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  • thagerthager Posts: 4,753 Mega Baller
    Could be different water. Try different fin numbers for that lake.
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  • 19skier19skier Posts: 109 Baller
    Thx but I think too "radically" different for water properties to explain.
  • TWBTWB Posts: 162 Baller
    I skied two different A3's two years ago. Loved one, hated the other.
    Tom Burnham
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,753 Mega Baller
    But...but...but all skis are the same! Ask @ Horton.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,521 Administrator
    year sure what @thager said ... mmm hmmm
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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,543 Mega Baller
    Out of my ass, I'd guess one of 'em is damaged in some way -- i.e. the blem is on more the outside?

    But that assumes you've triple checked the fin details, the binding positions, rotations, etc., that the skis are actually the same length, and all that.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • 19skier19skier Posts: 109 Baller
    I can't see where the blemish is in either ski. Didn't measure the a actual length of the ski, sticker does claim to be the same. Brought it back to home base tonight, will try it here.
  • taptap Posts: 80 Solid Baller
    Flex test the two skis. If you've checked everything else flex is next on the list. Something could be wonky.
    aupatking
  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 1,169 Mega Baller
    sell the one that sucks.
    aupatking
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,521 Administrator
    I am extremely suspicious of any deeply discounted new ski.
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  • 19skier19skier Posts: 109 Baller
    Update on this to exonerate seller n mfgr; my bad - Exo boots adjust lots of directions. The bindings I used on one model of step bottom ski was about 1/2" back and canted very differently from the set used on a different step bottom model. I remember spending time trying to make the skis feel similar without a lot of success. Fins were almost 0.030 diff length too. With carefull attention to setup both skis are more fun than I have had in a long time, I wouldn't be able to guess which one I was on.
    Jordan
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