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Chubbs vs. Jet Fuel in Powder

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Packin' my stuff for a trip to SLC in a couple of days.
 
I've got a double bag and was all prepped to drop in my old 190 Chubbs, and my '05 186 Nordica Jet fuels.
 
As i looked at the skis side by side... I wonder if I need to take both.
 
as a 6'5", 300 lb beast of snow, I know from past experience the Chubbs are good in newer deep snow...but are not fun on ice/crud, boilerplate moguls or otherwise "harsh" environs.
 
I know my Nordica's are good for everything else...but haven't had a chance to ski in them in anything much deeper than 4" of new snow.  So... i don't have a clue if they will submarine and not  "float" as well as the Chubbs.
 
So...wondering if I just risk it and hope the nordicas are good if we get a lot of fresh snow.... or suck it up and carry both pair.
 
Here's the pic I took to show the difference....

 

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Answer: Donate the Chubbs to a local ski museum.  Take the Jet Fuels.  Think about renting if you need wider skis.  Your "new" skis are 7-8 years old.  There's been a lot of development since then.

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Ya, my new skis were new old stock... Nordica changed the design after the '05s.  Nowhere near the same spine in the new ones. I got these in 07 and had to dig to find them.

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I would like to "weigh" in here, 6' 3" and 250 plus the current trend toward fat skis really helps us big guys in fresh snow. My every day ski is Ski Logik Ullr's Chariot, 101 under foot and it works great in a wide range of conditions. From there I got the mid 120's for not so deep days and day to two after storms and for real powder days (over a foot) I go even wider to the 140's. The wide skis made powder something to look forward to and I think especially for the bigger guys. Having a 180 lbs guy in the skis shop tell me about how great a skis is on a powder day is useless for me and you.

 

My last trip to SLC was a business trip for the week and ski trip on the weekend. I rented some 90 mm underfoot but an unexpected storm came in so I traded those for the widest ski they had, a 178 Kastle MX 108, am sure it is a wonderful ski but not wide enough for me on that powder day. Life it too short to be under gunned (equipped) rent of buy some wider boards.

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Originally Posted by Carphunter View Post

Ya, my new skis were new old stock... Nordica changed the design after the '05s.  Nowhere near the same spine in the new ones. I got these in 07 and had to dig to find them.

 

I'm with ya on the Jet Fuels. I'm only 150lb & 5'7", but I love these things (have a pair just like yours in 170 & a CA pair in 162, both with their relative merits: speed & float on the 170, speed & rebound on the 162). PLUS I have a pair of 190 Chubbs that float ME like pontoons. I have a pair of 131 waisted Big Drops that I love also, but the Chubbs just CHARGE through crud. Keepin' em.

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