Pros: An absolute delightful blend of performance & agility with a lighter feel. GREAT for lighter skiers who want versatility and quick response.
Cons: Not for heavyweights or "high speed cruisers" who should look to the brawnier models of the Chrome series. (The 72 does not contain metal)
Tested in Vermont and in Eastern Canada on almost perfect conditions with a bit of "crud" and some true blue icey sections, our testers were immediately charmed by this ski, while noting that they do need to be skied centered.
A new dual core performance ski from Chamonix with plenty of side cut for aggressive skiers looking for quick response and a lighter feel. The 72 uses Poplar in the mid section for a solid platform and Pawlonia laminates near the tip and tail. Pawlonia is a new wood in ski design and brings 2 important characteristics to the new 72. Weight reduction and warp resistance add both performance and durability. The new 72 has a true fun loving personality and is perfectly suited for lighter skiers craving Slalom ski agility with broader performance than a true Slalom race ski. The SLIGHT rocker aids in the quick, short radius turns while the dual wood core invites some higher speeds and feels very solid and inspires confidence.
GREAT skis for lighter skiers and strong women skiers who know how to carve and appreciate the feel of edges that never disappoint. Even shorter length 72s are still plenty of ski, but they do have a weight limit so heavier skiers or those craving the feel of a sheet or 2 of metal for high speeds (like true GS skis) should probably consider stepping up to the wider, beefier "Chromes"
Women looking for real performance will not be disappointed.