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Blizzard Titan Cronus .. What length?

post #1 of 17
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Came across a sweet deal on a pair of Blizzard Titan Cronus (last pair in the shop) @ 173. Talked to the salesguy (who seemed to know what he was talking about) about length and he said he would recommend the 173 for me over the 180. Thought I would get a 2nd opinion from the board ...

Me: 50 y.o., 5'10", 180#, Level 8-ish, currently ski on Fischer RX-8's @ 170.

Looking for my #2 ski in the quiver that will work well in the bumps, trees and what soft snow I can find out East. The RX-8's will be my go-to ski for hardpack, ice and front-side noodling - 100% on piste; the #2 ski will be for soft snow days, spring crud, trees & what passes for powder in the east - probably 60/40. Conventional wisdom says ski 'em a bit longer for soft snow/powder ... but also says stay shorter for the tight trees in the East.

So what say you? Grab the 173's or hold out for the 180's ... or stick with plan A and grab a pair of Mythic Riders @ 178
post #2 of 17
If you are gonna be skiing them in the woods, teh 173 should be a nimble fun ski for ya.
post #3 of 17
The Titans are definitely more nimble than the MR's

You may like the 173 in the Titan, but the 180 is really a lot easier to maneuver than one may think.
Flip a quarter, and you'll be happy with which ever one you get.
post #4 of 17
Probably 180. I skied the 173 at about 195 pounds in December in the East and found it somewhat disappointing when I really stood on it. It came into the fall line super quick and easy, but then just didn't have the guts to keep on keeping on...unusual for a Blizzard, very much fixed when I tried a longer version later.
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Flip a quarter, and you'll be happy with which ever one you get.
Errr.. the problem is no 180's left .. only 1 pair of 173's (hence the sweet deal). So I guess I know which side the quarter will land on :

Would love to demo them back-to-back ... anyone know of any Blizzard demos in the east?

(May just pull the trigger anyway)
post #6 of 17
I demoed the 173 (I'm 163 lbs), found it about right on groomed, perfect for bumps and crud, maybe a touch narrow for slow work in trees. At 180 lbs, it'd be a toss for you. It'll be back next year...
post #7 of 17
Whiteroom at Skiershop in Stowe has them.
Send him a PM here and see if he can hook you up.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post
I demoed the 173 (I'm 163 lbs), found it about right on groomed, perfect for bumps and crud, maybe a touch narrow for slow work in trees. At 180 lbs, it'd be a toss for you. It'll be back next year...
Cool, two 160ish guys I ski with really like it in the 173. I see the OP has 170 RX8s...to me that is a sign this ski should be more towards the 180, but I could be wrong.
post #9 of 17
I'm 6' 200 lbs and have been skiing the 180 all season. I'm quite certain that i could ski the 173 and be very happy with it as well.

Whieroom up here in Stowe has a couple pairs of demos I think he has the 180 and the 173.
post #10 of 17
What about the 191 Kreitler?
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by GrooK View Post
What about the 191 Kreitler?
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I don't see enough pow in the season to justify that bad boy! Maybe when I quit my job, sell the house, the car and the kids and move to Jackson Hole
post #12 of 17
Grook, I'll give you a KILLER deal on a Kreitler. I've got two pair.

...and yes, I have a 173cm and a 180cm demo... and it's snowing hard right now.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
Grook, I'll give you a KILLER deal on a Kreitler. I've got two pair.

...and yes, I have a 173cm and a 180cm demo... and it's snowing hard right now.
Sorry Just let one pass me on ebay.de - it went for only $500 new - with the dukes And I'm european so shipping will be hard.. How good was your killer deal?
post #14 of 17
$500 with FR16 is really good. You should have taken it.
post #15 of 17
Yep I know. But I have no money (studying makes you poor) And I don't know if I would ever have an occasion to ski the ski living in Denmark and all I only get about 20-25 skiing days a year..
post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
Grook, I'll give you a KILLER deal on a Kreitler. I've got two pair.

...and yes, I have a 173cm and a 180cm demo... and it's snowing hard right now.
:

Not making it to Stowe this weekend , but hoping for next. Got any Cronus or Argos left in inventory? Price?
post #17 of 17
Errr....a female friend of mine demoed the cronos in a 173cm and really liked it for a versitile eastern resort ski....fast and stable, but still nimble in the bumps and trees, with a reasonable flex. Enough so that she wants to buy a pair.

She's about 5'2" and 105 lb.

I am QUITE sure you want to be looking for a pair of the 180's, or 187.
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