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Hi Everyone

 

Not sure if anyhow has skied both but I am considering selling my 09 Sultans for the Buschwacker for skiing primarilty in the East with a few West trips a year. The ski dimensions are quite close in that the Sultans are a126/85/110 while the Bushwackers are 125/88/110....I love the Sultans exept for the high GS speed chattering.  I also am wondering if the slight rocker on the Buskwackers will make this an easier ski in the powder. I actually enjoyed the Legend in this area too but wondering if I will see a significant change in performance on BW? For the bumps, both skis I presume would be decent. Thanks for any input...I am 5 ft 8 solid 190 lb, fit, 47 yrs old and ski 40 days a year. I am looking at the 173 since I want to stay in this length for the trees and tighter chute areas.

 

Thanks for any guidance here.  

 


Hi,

 

I don't think the early rise is going to make a huge difference in soft snow.  Perhaps if it were wider, but if you have the Sultan 85, and a BW 88, they will have comparable float.  Something closer to 95mm is going to be an upgrade in float though.

 

the Sultan is a bit more stable, powerful ski than the BW, which is lighter and more playful.  It will be likely to chatter more than the Sultan. If you want a heavier, more damp ski, you may need to look at something a little more substantial than either of these 2. The Volkl Kendo is that width and pretty glued to the snow, as is the Kastle MX88.  I found, in that width, that the Amphibio 88 xti is pretty sweet, as is the new Outland 85 from Dynastar.  Both are sweet in bumps, playful, powerful, strong, and well balanced.

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My 2012 173m Bushwackers are just terrifically fun (and an amazing bargain if you're OK w/the old top sheets).   I'm 6' 170 and am happy with these on ice (east coast), occasional terrain park (I'm 47, chasing my kids!), crud, pow and anything I want to run.  Can't recommend these highly enough - they're light, playful and have so many turn shapes.in them   Grid generators ... just wish they were twin tip - they're that fun...  Cosmetically they're a hit with the "ski valet" at the resort ... bonus cosmetic points pairing them with Line Mr. Pollard Paintbrush poles (more valet cred...).  

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