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Have to Act Fast...HEAD Cyclic 115 or Blizzard Gunsmoke 114

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I need to choose between HEAD Cyclic 115 in a 181cm and the Blizzard Gunsmoke 114 in a 186. The reviews of these skis that I have read rate them about equal.

I am 5' 9" 185lb and have spent 50 years skiing on "Eastern Hardpack" and am moving to western Canada this summer. My usual skis are FIS Race GS 180-183 cm  23 M. I always have my skis waxed and edges honed and prefer to ski as fast as conditions and crowds permit. I have a pair of K2 EXT for all mountain thin conditions,  I'm looking to buy a ski for good coverage days and powder. I expect to ski soft western moguls frequently. I have a pair of K2 244's that I've used for closely packed eastern rock hard moguls but I don't expect to need them much in the west.

Please confine suggestions one of these two skis, I have struggled to eliminate many worthy contenders.

Your advice is greatly appreciated.

post #2 of 5

of those 2, the G-smoke but they are different skis....  Personally, with your race background, why the jump to such wide ski's?  

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Thread Starter 

Keeping all my race boards and adding Powder/All Mountians to the quiver. Nothing ever goes away I just welcome new skis into the family.

post #4 of 5

I have the 186 Gunsmokes. I love them. They even carve very well for such a fat ski. I mounted mine at -2 per Philpug's suggestion.

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Missed the boat on both of those, bought Fischer Watea 106 in a 182 cm length, Thanks for your replies.

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