Originally Posted by epic
Do you know if there is any difference between the Magnum and the Chip? According to the Head site they look the same in terms of shape and construction, but Keelty's reviews (above) seem to indicate otherwise. It doesn't make much sense.
I spoke to the rep last year after skiing the Magnum, and he indicated that the Magnum is the same ski as the Chip in every way, but the Chip has the intelligence chip in it, so it ends up having a more damp subdued feel to it. He actually said he prefered the Magnum over the Chip because the Magnum was much more lively, and that was really the only noticeable difference in performance. Edgehold, stiffness, etc. is essentially the same from what I understood.