Originally Posted by John Strider
Thanks for the reply. Well, I'm 145 lbs., so 100mm is fine. Any experience in choppy, icy, or otherwise manquy conditions? How about speed racer style skiing on groomers (any chattering at very high speed?)
I've only had them in powder, soft groomers, and last week granular man-made snow and heavy, wet chop. For as light as it is, it does O-K in heavy and wet chop, but there is some deflection, so you just have to stay on 'em. I still had fun, though. Everything else has been easy as pie.
I expect they'll handle icy, or super-firm snow the way any slightly rockered 100-underfoot ski would...just O-K. I'm sure I'll find out soon enough, although I do have "hard snow" skis for those conditions. I have Guardians on them, BTW. I haven't toured yet but intend to start this season.
No chatter so far, but the snow has always been soft, so....
They're popular, though...both local shops that carry them only have one set left each, so they must be doing something right! Try 'em if you can.