AC4 vs. Metron B5
Originally Posted by Goetzfam
I've demoed the AC4s and really enjoyed them, though I found them a bit stiff. My ski shop is recommending th B5 instead - any thoughts?
I've skied both. I demoed last year's AC4 and loved it. I ski on the East Coast and that ski did everything well that I'm interested in: carved well on the groomers, floated well in the powder and handled the bumps reasonably well for a mid-fat. It also handled the chopped up crud well. I was going to buy it until . . . .
I demoed the Metron B5, which I fell in love with even more. For me, the B5 was even better than the AC4. It is a very unique ski. Most people either love em or hate em. I love them. I bought the B5 and haven't looked back. Although I'm curious how this year's AC4 will ski since it is a lot different from last year's. Try to demo both skis and then make up your mind. I would not recommend buying the Metron B5 without demoing it as it is so different from most other skis.
Now I'm looking at the Volkl Mantra for my powder board.