Originally Posted by Gotama
Are you endorsing the 181 gun?
Is it more than just a new size between the 174 and 188?
What would you compare it to?
Did I ask enough questions?
Just about enough........
I endorse lotsa things depending upon what somebody is looking for. I endorse the current softer skis very highly for some folks. Yes the 181 is a different critter. As a comparison, the weight difference between a 176 and 183 Gotama is less than 2 oz. The weight difference between the 174 and 181 Gun is 9 oz. The 181 is also almost 2mm thicker under the foot than the 174. (183 Gotama is 0.5mm thicker than the 176) This is clearly a different ski. I didn't get on it because there were no 181 samples available in the intro season.
Early on and without the benefit of on snow, the ski that it's closest to is the Gotama. The 181 Solly is 7 oz. heavier than the 183 Got. This might be a very good thing and might be notsogood depending upon what the weight is. (I suspect it's glass but I don't really know.
Solly is upping their game and they certainly know how to do that....they just haven't chosen
to in recent years. Some new, stronger Sollies is a very good thing for the marketplace.