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Volant Chubb Ti

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Thread Starter 
Does anyone know what the differences are between the '98/99 Chubb and Chubb Ti?
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the Ti had a slightly narrower waste and some Titanium in the tip to reduce swing weight. I didn't ski the Chubb, but in the PowerKarve, the regular was a nicer ski than the Ti...more composed on the harder snow, not that you are getting the Chubb for hardpack. Why are you asking? jst curious? if so... there is your answer. Are you looking to upgrade from current chubbs? if so.. don't bother. Looking to buy? what is the price difference? more that 25.00? go with the regular.
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Thread Starter 
I've seen some Chubbs on Ebay and in the shops for a good price. I'm just gathering info so I can make a informed choice. It just so happens that the Chubb is a softer and comes in shorter lengths than some of the other fats, which suits my 5'6" 140lb frame [img]smile.gif[/img]
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there have been some sweet deals on ebay... I have been watching too. The Chubb came in even lengths 160,170,180,190. Focus on the 160's go to the 170s in a pinch. As I said in my previous post, do not be too concerned with the regular vs. Ti.
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The Chubb was never built in a 160 length. Unless they are this year, A few years they did not build any 190's either. I just picked up a pair of 188's, the new length measure for this year and will be using them for Tele. The cut the tip down from the 190. I do think that the 180 is a great length for most skiers. The last time I skied on the 190 was 3 years ago at Berthoud, I know now why Shane McConkey skied them for so many years, the ski needs its own built in Oh S*** bar. The bottom line, stick with the regular chubb, the Ti is a waste of $$ in my book.
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Thread Starter 
I bit the bullet and got the Chubbs. Thanks for everyone's input. Can someone who knows their Chubbs have a look at these pair and tell me what vintage/year these particular ones are:
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I won a pair of Chubb 170s from Sports Liquidator two months ago. The guy, Lawrence, doesn't take a new photo for each pair of skis... it's his stock Chubb 170 photo (the exact same as the ones I bought.

My Chubbs were rated by him as 8 out of 10 but they were actually 9 - 9.5... near perfect (I bet they weren't skied more than one time). But it goes both ways, the Volant skis that I got for my girlfriend from him were also rated as 8 out of 10 and were in reality, at best a 7.
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Hey Wizard, I would have those Chubbs as being from around '97 or so. I think they were the model year after the cow pattern (black and white) bases. My memory is fading from the dark years in the sweat shop, but those graphics are in line with what was being used at that time.
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While we are on the Chubb topics. Got a great deal on a older pair of unmounted Chubbs (black/white optical bottoms)last summer. Never put bindings on them. My question is this: As a Eastern skier, do I spend the money to mount them or do I look for a more "all mountain" ski. I usually take one ski vacation out West per year and was wondering if the "old school" Chubb is versatile enough to be the only ski I would take on the CO/CA/UT trip.

Thanks in advance for the comments/help.
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In answer to your question wizard, I think nopainjane is correct. It is the second gen. Chubb before they introduced the Titanium in their next gen. ski. Basically your ski is a first gen. Chubb but with different graphics. I own a pair of 1st gen. Chubbs in the 180. The 2nd gen. also had 190 ski selection.

I also own a pair of 190 Ti Chubbs from two seasons ago. It has a more aggressive side cut, and gives a little rebound. My wife, skis my former first gen. 180's. since I lost them to her on a ski trip out west while she was struggling with the powder, now she won't ski anything else.

Wizard, you have a great all around ski, that can handle the groomed and the hard pack. However, to get the most out of this ski, think about always engaging both edges, the downhill inside edge, and the uphill out side edge. When initiating a new turn, concentrate on tiping the skis, with emphisis of what will become the new uphill outside edge. The downhill inside edge will take care of itself.Of course when in the Pow, those techniques take over.

You have a great ski at a wonderful price, so remember.... : [img]smile.gif[/img]

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ October 17, 2001 08:42 AM: Message edited 1 time, by wink ]</font>
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My wife bought the same Chubb model as a closeout of the previous year's model in '97 or '98. After a day on them she never went back to her old Volant Z's which were a pretty good ski on groomed and hard snow. She says the Chubbs hold better on hard snow and are far more stable than the Z's were. She now has some other skis with more sidecut, but she still prefers the Chubbs for ungroomed and spring snow. You'll enjoy them.
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