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2014 elan amphibio 78 fusion vs 78 ti fusion (if you have tried them)

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I recently spent  my time demoing a whole different set of skis this past 2 weeks and had myself fall completely in love with this years amphibio 78 ti. Now i never got he chance to try the actual 78 fusion series because i assumed the ti would just be better. I've actually heard the complete opposite with people saying they liked the performance of the 78 fusion a little better. I'm a carver who skis mostly on groomed and variable conditions by blue mountain ontario and loves quick fast edge to edge turns. 

 

If anyone who has tried both would be able to give me their own feedback on both sets of skies, that would be much appreciated.

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After reading www.worldskitest.com with their immensely detailed testing procedure, and their conclusion that the Amphibio 78 (non-Ti) Fusion was the #1 all around ski, I bought em even tho I hadn't demoed them. However I had recently demoed over a dozen others in the 75 to 85mm waist range, so had pretty good idea of what worked for my needs.
I'm an advanced skier, about 160# dressed to ski, and ain't no spring chicken, tho I'm reasonably fit. I discovered that for Eastern real normal conditions of hardpack I like a playful ski about 80 mm underfoot and -not- very stiff.
Now, after a month, about 10 ski days and maybe 80,000 vert feet, those non-Ti 78s are perfect for me. Immediately my comfort level increased on blacks and bumps and I'm stylin' better than ever. cool.gif Despite not being stiff, they go fast securely. Over 40 mph on my Skitrax app down a groomer at Gore Mtn. without any chatter or wandering.

My conclusion: go soft young man! (If you are under apprx 180# and, uhhhhh, "mature.")
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I have an earlier model Waveflex 78 Ti. Tradionally cambered with no rocker.

My absolute fav frontside carver. Personally, I love the additional stiffness the metal provides.
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I love that ski.  It is very versatile.  A real ripper on hard snow.

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I ski 3 seasons already with equipment combination Head AdaptEdge 90 boots and 176 cm Elan Amphibio 78 Ti fusion bindings. I have never before had such a controllable situation on the slopes. Part is the Head adaptive technology boots, but most likely the Amphibio Waveflex ski technology that make me fill very stable and with holding edge on the turns with variable speed and on steep even trails. Great skis with unique enabling technology I enjoyed very much.

With confidence I'll recommend for advanced intermediate and advanced level skiers.
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After 2 years of skiing on my Elan Amphibio 78s, I'm still in love. Versatile & stable, a good smooth, edgeable Eastern ski.
Spent some time working on my mogul skiing recently, having flipped (swapped) to the rockered edges first. Worked well. They smeared better that way. It's nice having two sets of skis in one ski.
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