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Thoughts on Blizzard Gunsmoke

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I started a thread a few weeks ago on a powder ski to compliment my quiver (RC4 WC SL and non-rockered enforcers). I was looking at Patron, Helldo, and Bodacious. Shiro came up in thread.

Since then I've ridden Shiro and Bodaciois. I didn't like the Shiro so much. It held an edge and floated well but I just didn't mesh with the feel of full rocker. The Bodaciois I enjoyed for its strength and stability but I'm not fit enough or charge hard enough all day to not get beat up by it.

A friend suggested the Blizzard Gunsmoke and said that in his opinion it's a "playful charger" that can withstand hard skiing but not punish you when you fatigue. Also said it holds a decent edge for a wide ski (similar to most Blizzards).

I'm not into park at all so the twin thing is not something I have exoerience with. Do you guys think the Gunsmoke could be a good fit for me at 5'9, 160 and a solid 8-9 skier? My quiver consists of a RC4 WV SL in 165 and an older enforcer in 169. I was considering the Gunsmoke in 179 and then maybe mounting at -2 to have a more traditional feel.

For those of you that have ridden the aforementioned skis do you think the GS would be a nice compliment to the Enforcer on the far end by being fairly stable without being too punishing?

Thanks
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Don't know much about the enforcer, but I have the gunsmoke as a powder only ski. Sadly I haven't had true powder conditions to really put it though the paces but it does hold an edge (ok considering the width....not what I'm used to on my Kendos or FIS SL skis) but I understand the trade offs.

It's certainly playful but not twitchy, I'm mounted -1.5 given how I like to ski. From what I've experienced so far it'll charge well enough but that ain't its sweet spot. It's nimble enough in the trees, soft enough not to buck you in the bumps and plenty playful for those soft snow days.

My thoughts on picking them up was purely for soft powder days where I'd want to play vs. just bomb down lines. However this also limits its overall usage for me.
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