I wanted to add a few more comments regarding my experience with my SkiLogik Ullr's Chariot TT 178cm skis. I skied them this weekend at Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, ID in spring conditions. Temps were in the high 30's on Saturday and mid 40's on Sunday.
On Saturday, the snow was very soft, especially when the sun was hitting the slopes, however, as the sun went behind the clouds and the temps dropped, the clumpy surface snow started to refreeze and turn into frozen crud. The Chariots handled the soft conditions beautifully, however, they didn't handle the freezing crud conditions nearly as well. Obviously, as the person driving the skis I only have myself to blame for the less than stellar performance, however, the skis didn't put me at ease in the less than desirable conditions. I never felt comfortable. The best way that I can describe how they performed, was that they were pushed around in the freezing crud much more than I thought they would be. They were much more difficult to ski than I anticipated, and they felt extremely stiff and unforgiving.
On Sunday, the snow was extremely soft as temps continued to rise and the sun was out throughout the entire day. The skis performed extremely well in the soft spring snow and I was impressed with both their carving ability as well as the ability to smear a turn when necessary on some of the steeper sections. I thought that they performed much better than my Volkl RTM 84s would have, especially as the soft snow was skied out and turned into a combination of soft crud and moguls.
I'm not exactly sure why I struggled with the Chariots in the heavy freezing crud as much as I did. Perhaps it was just a bad day on the mountain for me, perhaps it was the tune, perhaps it was just nasty conditions, etc. I just wanted to pass along the fact that for the first time since owning the Ullr's Chariot TT that I I felt that they didn't make skiing easier.
The other comment that I'll make, which I believe was made in an earlier post in this thread, is the fact that the bases of the Ullr's Chariot TT are thirsty for wax. The bases have appeared chalky and dry after two (2) ski days and as such I've been having them waxed accordingly.
I still love the Ullr's Chariot TT and I look forward to skiing them next weekend at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. We are supposed to have some fresh snow on the way!!!