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Twin tip thoughts: Nordica Soul Rider vs. Blizzard Peacemaker

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Looking at replacements for some Volkl Bridge's - something that's much more all-mountain oriented than park'n'pipe, but still in a twin tip configuration.  Wondering if anyone here has some thoughts on the two skis in the title.  Haven't had the chance to demo these.

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Looking at replacements for some Volkl Bridge's - something that's much more all-mountain oriented than park'n'pipe, but still in a twin tip configuration.  Wondering if anyone here has some thoughts on the two skis in the title.  Haven't had the chance to demo these.

 

You are in luck....I have spent a lot of time on both. My vote for piste performance is the Soul Rider. That ski is a carving machine, super forgiving, feels very precise.  Like the old Blizzard 98mm underfoot twin back in 2010 (can't remember the name, but it ripped).  You can lay those skis over and trust them.  

 

I found the Peacemaker to be very good in softer snow and trees, left a lot to be desired as a frontside ski though.  If it will be an off-piste ski to you, it is a wash, but deeper snow, the peacemaker. Jack of all trades, definitely the Soul Rider. 

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I have never skied the Peacemaker, but for the last three years I've gone to a one day demo at Big Sky with Nordica, Atomic and Salomon.  Every time I came back and the ski I wanted next wasn't available I jumped on a pair of Soul Riders and always had a great time, whether it was bumps, trees, steeps, or groomers.  It is a really fun ski and inspires a lot of confidence, a ski I trust.  I finally decided it was stupid to like a ski so much and not own it, so now I do.  I'll have to find another standby for those demo days at Big Sky now.

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Like the old Blizzard 98mm underfoot twin back in 2010 (can't remember the name, but it ripped).  You can lay those skis over and trust them.  

 

 

Blizzard "The One" perhaps?

 

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Blizzard "The One" perhaps?

 


I second this, this is an awesome ski that rips all-round. Thought it was wider than 98 but not the first time I have been wrong!   IMHO, a better ski than the Bone as it does not have that looseness in the tip when you stand on it. (and I have both).  Yes, I 

 

And OP, shameless plug, I actually have a pair of 184s listed in Gear Swap  :)

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You are in luck....I have spent a lot of time on both. My vote for piste performance is the Soul Rider. That ski is a carving machine, super forgiving, feels very precise.  Like the old Blizzard 98mm underfoot twin back in 2010 (can't remember the name, but it ripped).  You can lay those skis over and trust them.  

 

I found the Peacemaker to be very good in softer snow and trees, left a lot to be desired as a frontside ski though.  If it will be an off-piste ski to you, it is a wash, but deeper snow, the peacemaker. Jack of all trades, definitely the Soul Rider.

Thanks, Dawg.  Was thinking along those lines partly influenced by RealSkiers review (they like the Soul Rider over the new Enforcer).  The ski will be used as an in-bounds resort powder board, so it definitely needs to be versatile, able to handle an occasional bit of deeper powder (can't remember the last time a really big storm and one of my trips out west actually overlapped, but lot's of 5 - 8" storms) which is quickly skied out in a resort setting and then it's mixed chop and skiing the groomed.

 

Thanks for the offer, Scots, but these would be for my son, and a 184 is too long for him.

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It was Blizzard's "The One" that was the older ski I really liked, and think the Soul Rider was largely based off. 

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Following this thread. My 2010 the ones have ~200 days use. Sounds like the soul rider is the way forward. 

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