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post #31 of 33

Umm, yeah, I guess the P900s could have been a bit more polyvalent!:rolleyes 

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I guess I'll have to attend that meeting as well!

 

I finally got to ski on my new Progressor 900s today on decent trails with typical Eastern hardpack, and they were very enjoyable! High speeds, slow speeds, short turns, long turns - all good! Very wide performance envelope. Feel like hard charging? They're happy to oblige! Want to scale it back a notch or two? Sure, no problem! They seem to give you back just what you put into them. Lively and agile, but not skittish. Not demanding unless you are. Great edge grip, but they'll release if you tell them to. No problem in some mild bumps or busting through clumps of loose snow. The progressive sidecut feels pretty natural to me, too, but stay out of the back seat - just take the pressure off the tips if you want to lengthen the turn. I like 'em!

The P900 is a nice ski too! The only problem I had is that I had a deal on a 175 cm and I should have gone for the 180... But SlowObstacle fear not! The feeling is better on the P900 but the Speed cross has better grip and is more polyvalent... :-)

 

Not afraid, more curious:  given what folks (including you) have said about the differences built into the same ski in different lengths,  it would be really interesting to try one step longer in the P900 than I demoed, which is still one step below longest, and to see how the different construction affects the behavior of P900 vs. Speed Cross.

 

Having finally had some time on them on suitable snow, I'm not regretting buying the Speed Cross.  Looking forward to some more time getting to know them, tomorrow.

post #33 of 33

That's the key - for me, anyway: Assuming that you basically like them the first time you're on them, it's fun really getting to know them - how they like to be skied, how they respond to various inputs, what they're especially good at (and even not so good at), etc.

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