Pros: Damping, Arc variability, Grip, Ease of Use = Felt Shorter:Skied Longer
Cons: Too Capital E Expensive and Rare= No Deals
G.8 R-Power Suspension IQ ... The white colour ones...
68mm underfoot, 17.5 meter sidecut in 174cm length.
Similar to R-Power Full Suspension IQ ski but without the full suspension feature ( at least I thinks.. the flourescent orange ones ).
Thought I'd catch up on some newer race carvers...
These are all really good skis and they are all sharp...
FYI - the Ogasaka's are right in there, too.
To make a long story short, the Blizzard G.8 were just a bit better in edge-hold, damping and had a high arc-variablity.
The smoothosity was freaky... like zero chatter ( however, the snow-crystal structure was about as good as it gets for a whole day rippin' around Whistler upper mountain at 40 mph).
I was skiing with two buds who are also expert skiers... We swapped around between the Blizz Sl's on the right and a pair of Stockli Laser SC's 180cm - ( the grey ones from -what?- five years ago. They are fierce rockets )
Anyway, we all liked the G.8... A LOT.
We talked about this a few years ago - that skis can't get much better because you don't need more damping and edge-hold and I sure can't handle any more G-force... But after skiing these...i got to admit that skis got better.
Mag-lev roller-coaster and you get to visualize where the track goes. This encouraged earlier and more inclination and the resultant dragging yer wallet in the snow and just seemed to add on another 5 mph every where I went.
I suspect the Fischer RC Pro, the Progressor 10+ and Stockli Laser CX are in this excellent ball-park.