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post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post
Nope. I own the SS's, as enthusiastic as I am about many of the newer high 80's skis, no way they fill the same niche as a 11-12m carver with a 66 waist. Actually see more overlap between high 80's and 100-ish skis these days. Think the ideal quiver (drumroll) these days would be mid 60's frontside carvers, high 80's - low 90's everyday ski, pow skis in the 110+ range...

Yo beyond,

Even on the west coast, non-racing?
Agree with the other suggestions, you of the gargantuan quiver...
I still haven't added to my 1-ski quiver...saving money to buy gas to go skiing!
nfp
post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by epic View Post
The Cronus was my go to ski last year. I had some chances to ski the Argos back to back, and I never found myself wishing that I had the Argos instead of the Cronus. Even in knee-deep powder. The skis have the same tip and tail dimensions, so inflating the waist of the Argos makes it pretty straight combine that with the added stiffness and you need to be moving at a pretty good clip for taht ski to arc a turn.
Just to clarify the dims for 09

Argos:
180: 132-101-118 26.5m tr
187: 132-101-118 29m (according to one other argos skier, the 187 is substantially beefier than the 180)

Cronos:
180: 125-88-111 19 m
187: 125-88-111 21 m

on another note, according to one of Peter keelty's reviewers out of Ut, he felt the ski was more responsive with the 5.14's. FWIW. This in no way is intended to refute what Epic posted.
post #33 of 42
I miss my Titan Nines.
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post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
I know of a pair I can get for half that. Still an option, but these just didn't hold up too well. The new Blizzards quality level is much higher.
post #36 of 42
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Originally Posted by nfp158 View Post
Yo beyond, Even on the west coast, non-racing? Agree with the other suggestions, you of the gargantuan quiver...I still haven't added to my 1-ski quiver...saving money to buy gas to go skiing! nfp
Hey nfp - No, if I lived on the cool coast, didn't race, I'd probably want a high 70's for my carver, but it would have to be quick, do bumps, but still dig into ice, so only a few come to mind. Probably an Elan Ti 78 or a iM78 with serious edge work. Maybe a 4x4. Yeah need to prune my quiver. Getting hard to rationalize new skis.
post #37 of 42
I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on the Cronus in 187. I'm 5'11, 220lb. My everyday ski is the Nordica Nitrous, but I wanted another ski for storm days that would be quick and forgiving in the tree's. Is the 187 the right ski for me or should I go with the 180?

Cheers,
Brendan
post #38 of 42
187 might be big if you are taking it in the trees. Tough to beat this deal for 180... http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=75022
post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by deliberate1 View Post

Epic, read your review with great interest. I am a Maine skier looking for the kind of upper mid fat that you describe. I want to get something fatter than my Elan M666 (74mm waist). But I need something that is realistic for the hardpacked/icy conditions we normally live with. The Fischer Watea 84 has been on the top of the short list, until I read your review which suggests that the stiffness of the Blizzard would make it a more solid front side/hardpacked ride than the softer Fischer. Have you ever skied the Watea. Finally, the Blizzards come with dedicated bindings. You put Dukes on yours. Think big difference? Thanks in advance?


hey deliberate1,

 

I am in the same boat. I have been considering buying either the watea 84, or 94. I want to start off-piste skiing and taking day long side country trips next season (ideally).  I too live on the East coast and I spend most of my time upstate New York.  currently I ride on a blizzard XO carving ski.  I like the fact I can cut through ice, but it just does not do me any good anymore.  I have had this ski since i start skiing almost 15 years ago.  I am considering jumping up to the Cronus, which is a little more forgiving than the atlas; however I just don't know.

post #40 of 42

I might throw my hat in this ring as I own a Cronus 180 and just got back from Demo days where I drove a Watea 94 and 98, along with the 8.7.  I'm 5'11" - 210 and the Cronus 180 works great for me.  Hold on the hard pack is much better than the Wateas, especially at any kind of speed.  They are extremely nimble in the trees, just lay them on their side and around you go.  Not much snow here this year so when we do get a little it gets cut up and pushed into piles pretty quick.  The Cronus did great a couple of weeks ago when there were 12" deep piles and cut up WET crud.  Just bashed through them without much fuss.  I typically like burly skis but these Cronus are changing my mind for daily drivers.  And, the 8.7 is without a doubt the greatest fat carver on the planet.  I love that ski.

 

LT

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Originally Posted by Lordthomas View Post

I might throw my hat in this ring as I own a Cronus 180 and just got back from Demo days where I drove a Watea 94 and 98, along with the 8.7.  I'm 5'11" - 210 and the Cronus 180 works great for me.  Hold on the hard pack is much better than the Wateas, especially at any kind of speed.  They are extremely nimble in the trees, just lay them on their side and around you go.  Not much snow here this year so when we do get a little it gets cut up and pushed into piles pretty quick.  The Cronus did great a couple of weeks ago when there were 12" deep piles and cut up WET crud.  Just bashed through them without much fuss.  I typically like burly skis but these Cronus are changing my mind for daily drivers.  And, the 8.7 is without a doubt the greatest fat carver on the planet.  I love that ski.

 

LT

I personally own a later year of a frontside carver blizzard ski.  I am currently looking between the fischer watea 84 and 94, and a blizzard freeride ski.  I am  6 ft and 155 pounds. Right now I am leaning toward the watea because of my stature, however the more and more I think about blizzard, the more I want to stay with the brand.  I have only skied blizzards so I dont really know how much of any other ski works.  However, I was on a buddies watea 84 for one run.. but that doesn't really say much.  I want a ski that will increase my confidence skiing the steep and deep, and I want a ski i can start taking on sidecountry trips.    A little more about me, I ski on the east coast and I spend most of my time patrolling.  I like skiing up north in the adirondacks, so I want a ski and can do a bit of everything with.  I just don't know if I should consider the Cronus or the atlas. 
 

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Originally Posted by Lordthomas View Post

I might throw my hat in this ring as I own a Cronus 180 and just got back from Demo days where I drove a Watea 94 and 98, along with the 8.7.  I'm 5'11" - 210 and the Cronus 180 works great for me.  Hold on the hard pack is much better than the Wateas, especially at any kind of speed.  They are extremely nimble in the trees, just lay them on their side and around you go.  Not much snow here this year so when we do get a little it gets cut up and pushed into piles pretty quick.  The Cronus did great a couple of weeks ago when there were 12" deep piles and cut up WET crud.  Just bashed through them without much fuss.  I typically like burly skis but these Cronus are changing my mind for daily drivers.  And, the 8.7 is without a doubt the greatest fat carver on the planet.  I love that ski.

 

LT

I personally own a later year of a frontside carver blizzard ski.  I am currently looking between the fischer watea 84 and 94, and a blizzard freeride ski.  I am  6 ft and 155 pounds. Right now I am leaning toward the watea because of my stature, however the more and more I think about blizzard, the more I want to stay with the brand.  I have only skied blizzards so I dont really know how much of any other ski works.  However, I was on a buddies watea 84 for one run.. but that doesn't really say much.  I want a ski that will increase my confidence skiing the steep and deep, and I want a ski i can start taking on sidecountry trips.    A little more about me, I ski on the east coast and I spend most of my time patrolling.  I like skiing up north in the adirondacks, so I want a ski and can do a bit of everything with.  I just don't know if I should consider the Cronus or the atlas. 
 


skimedic13, this is a pretty old thread that you revived. In the last three years, Blizzard has really made a mark with a variety of serious contenders.

You may find interesting my old review of the Supersonic vs. Cronus  http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/83443/2009-blizzard-supersonic-174cm-vs-2008-titan-cronus-173

Understand that I have the white/festering green model ('08 I think). The new one has different dimensions. Even so, I skied the Cronus last week for the first time in a long time and really enjoyed them. And they will be accompanying me to Vail this week. I am going to demo Blizzard's The One out there. I do like this line.

Good luck,

David

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