Originally Posted by Robscapes
What size are the SXB5's that you have? They are a super stable but very stiff cross ski that demand pilot skill and attention at all times.
If you get caught in the back seat they'll launch you.
ok, can you expand on your thoughts?
i ski the mb5 @162 tr 10m.
the mb5 carves perfect turns on gromers. i also ski it in the bumps(a ibt of work but fun any way).
now onto the sxb5 tr 18.m(or so)166cm.
does it lay down two seamless rails in the snow like the mb5 does?
does it react to railing pinky toe turns like the mb5?
at 18 mtr vs a 10m tr i would think it might need quite a bit of edege angle to get them to realy lay down short raidous turns.meed to long raidous turns....with a 18 tr that goes with out saying.
i find that the mb5 skis like it had a built in auto pilot when you want to leave your sig in the snow.
(my mb5s have over 100 days on them and after all the tunes(hand) the edeges are almost gone).