Very interesting reading over your winter (my summer)!
I’m intrigued by the new blizzard line (we don’t see much blizzard down under), and the time has come to make a purchase for a North America trip (Colorado or west-BC Canada I imagine) and our winter down here.
I’m thinking a 90 daily-driver for mostly off piste skiing in soft broken snow/crud/bumps. (I have a mid 70 carver anyway). But I wanted something with some guts and something that can handle the groomer run back to a lift- but I’d be prioritising 3D snow. I don’t do backcountry skiing.
I’m looking at a clearance price sentinel 177 but have been wondering if I should hold fire on that for either a bush/bone or rossi experience (88?/98?) – I would be spending a fair bit more for the blizzi or rossi, and was wondering what anyone thought about the 3 options for the 90mm ski in a quiver for mostly soft snow, versatile skiing- is the new blizzi so much of a game changer that it’s too good to pass up? Phil says great things about the new rossi too…
A bit about me- 6ft, 190lb, age 25, athletic, had roughly 100 days in my life (over 5 years), level 8 I guess (if I can remember the classifications). Can ski fast and aggressively but like to be more technical.
Demo is probably off the table- would be looking to buy online ‘blindly’.
Thanks in advance,