SofaKingSickThanks for the recommendations. I considered the Devs for a while but thought I’d miss the metal.
Yeah I was surprised how similarly the Katana and old Devastator ski - the weight counts for a lot. Not quite as stable cutting through crud but better in deeper snow because of the bigger rocker, and the forward mount makes them a bit more pivoty. I like them both.
SofaKingSickI’ll check out the Monsters this summer...they make some great skis but I’ve never looked into the monsters
2017/2018 was the last year for Monster 98s and 108s but you should still find them. See Blister for rocker photos. My 98s are seriously stiff in the tips, considerably stiffer than Katanas, but a lot of reports say they're surprisingly easy to ski. Katanas probably better in soft snow.
SofaKingSickBy the way, in a pinch I had to put some lousy bindings on my older katanas. I want to put some legit bindings on but that was the third mount. Do you think I’d be okay putting one more mount on em if I move them up (which, as discussed, I wanna do anyway) because of the metal?
Yeah you should be fine. There's a hell of a lot of metal in the Katanas - some of the toughest skis to drill! So it would be pretty safe to have some holes almost touching old holes. I put a third mount in a friend's new (used) Katanas recently because a shop messed up the second mount and there was lots of space that time - I think it was Jesters (not sure of the mount) then Pivots at -1 (shop mount) then I did Pivots at +1.5 with room to spare.
Got to see some real "chargers" (LOL) being discussed on NS!