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Question on Bent Chetler and AK JJ's

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After looking around and after what flatlandr mentioned about the BC I am definately considering them. I skied the 195 JJ and they felt a little clunky to me. It might have been because I havent skied in a while but they didnt feel short and nimble to me. Do you think the 192 Bent Chetlers will ski differently, maybe a bit more nimble and smooth? I know it is a hair shorter but has a bigger turn radius. Are they lighter than the JJ what will be the biggest difference in feel and performance??

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This is my 3rd season on my 185 JJ's and I just skied today on the 192 Bent Chetlers. I have Marker Griffon bindings on both skis and the Bent's were considerably heavier than my 185 JJ's, from chair rides to swing weight there was no comparison between the two skis. I am dying to try the 195 AKJJ's in direct comparison to the Bents to see how they stack up in weight. Im 6'1", 180lbs, 41 year old expert. I dont play in the park or ride switch but very aggressive in all conditions and love big soft moguls so swing weight is very important to me. The Bents were extremely poppy! An absolute bomber, stiffer, but still very playful in all the soft conditions I ran into today. They launched off every little bump like a rocket but was able to stay very much in control. On the soft groomers they carved very well with no speed limit. Again stiffer and heavier than my jj's. Not near as easy to play in the troughs of big moguls, just flew from the tops of them instead. I'm curious to know if the AK JJ's are lighter and maybe not quite so stiff. As much fun as the bents are I dont think I could ski them all day long as hard as I ski. Unless it was just untracked and deep.

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