Originally Posted by strom
Maybe you are right. I´ve been looking at the Blower as well but I´m a little scared that they are too soft. I really don´t want to end up with too much softness this time. On the other hand my weight is just over 80kg even though I´m 1.90meters long and then some softness might be good. I can think forth and back forever!
Once again thanks for all input.
So, if my math is correct, you are ~6'2"/170lb - we're the same weight but you are about 5cm taller than me....knowing this and your mindset I'm going to go out on limb here and recommend the 186 legend pro. No speed limit and uber power but it has a surprising quickness in any snow that is remotely soft. There is a "suppleness" to it's flex (front of tip is softer which acts as a shock absorber) that really quiets everything down and enables really high speeds for lightweights with no harshness.
The only thing the LP doesn't do as well in is fresh untracked deep powder - if that performance is more important to you I'd recommend the 190 gotama or 193 blower.
As far as the blower goes - here's a review I did after demoing the 185 blower - it was a semi-pow day (8-12" or so) with sort of a thick crumbled tracked out chalky texture to the snow:
"for the first half a run I was completely overskiing this ski. I was using the same amount of power as I do with my burly skis and it was way too much for the Blower’s tips. Then about halfway down I stopped driving the tips and switched to very centered more subtle two-footed approach and these puppies came to life. I definitely need the 193cm but aside from that I can’t imagine a better ski for trees…very, very, very easy to turn in any remotely soft snow…even in the short length, once I got centered and stopped driving them so much, I was able to carry a ton of speed…..I had a very fast, wonderful experience in a really tight, steep section of trees with mostly untracked on these things. The one bad spot was in the firmer bumped out runouts these things just crumbled….way too soft for that stuff and I nearly killed myself maching the runout under Northwest."
You can't go wrong with any of these 3...really!!