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little surprised by weight difference between two skis set-ups

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I have a few years old Blizzard G-Force Supersonic in 174 cm with bindings they weigh 13.3 lbs (this is for the pair of skis). I just got my new 181cm Blizzard M-Power 8.5, they weigh in at 15.8 lbs. Maybe 2.5 extra pounds is reasonable for the extra 7cm in length, they are wider at 85 mm vs 74 mm and they M-Power's are full suspension vs partial suspension in the Supersonics. The bindings are both Marker bindings specifically for Blizzards, but the DIN goes up to 12 on the Supersonics and 14 on the M-Power's.

 

After describing all these differences, now 2.5 lbs doesn't actually seem as odd as it first did :) Any thoughts?

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Sorry, you can disregard this thread. I just did a search on ski weight and found some good stuff on the fact that the weight of the ski is really not a big deal and an overblown concern. I Should have done that before posting this. On a related note, is it possible to delete a thread you've created?

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You can usually edit the post for a while.
post #4 of 6
Some skis are way too heavy. Many manufacturers are too lazy and cheap to carefully engineer a light ski so they post here that weight doesn't matter. They suckered you into believing that a 15% weight difference doesn't matter.

Weight does make a difference. There are some excellent light skis available now. Your knees might thank you at the end of the day if you choose a light ski.

Eric
post #5 of 6
Sometimes weight isn't an issue and can even be of benefit for a particular design brief. My GS skis are 18.5 lbs. MY AT skis aren't. smile.gif
post #6 of 6
I like heavy skis for some conditions. I like light for others.
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