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Which BlizzArd ski should I go with?

post #1 of 13
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I have settled on the Blizzard brand, but not sure how much I need to spend to get what I want.

I'm 6'0 and 155lbs. I have a season pass to snowbird (Utah), and I plan to ski on the intermediate to advanced trails. I'll also do about 25% off-piste skiing.

I'll be skiing during the week, as well as on weekends, so I'll be hitting the fresh powder as well as packed trails.

I'd also like a ski that has a fine balance between speed and agility.

So which ski from the blizzard line would you recommend? G1, G3, Sonic, Supersonic, Magnum 8.1, Magnum 8.7.

Also, what length would you suggest I go with?
post #2 of 13
Skiing Snowbird with a pass? Even on piste, you will be getting deepies. At minimum the 8.7 but more so the Cronos. And many of us have been corrected....it is BlizzErd, not BlizzArd.
post #3 of 13
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So you would recommend going for a powder ski. I'm sure that would throw in some more ski's on the table. I've seen the Head Monster 88's. They seem to be a fairly popular choice. How do they compare to the Cronus?
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by thorjo1984 View Post
So you would recommend going for a powder ski. I'm sure that would throw in some more ski's on the table.
The Cronos is not really a powder ski, but more a big mountain ski still with front side ability.
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
The Cronos is not really a powder ski, but more a big mountain ski still with front side ability.
Sorry, I'm still kinda new to all the terminology. Big Mountain refers to what exactly? And frontside means? ~.~
post #6 of 13
I'll give you a comparison.
My husband is 6' 180 lbs, skis in Michigan for the most part, with a couple trips west.
He skis the Cronus in a 180. Loves it!!!

I had the Eos last year, but after letting a friend borrow them she gave me money instead of giving me the skis back because she loved them. (Eos is the Womens version of the Cronus).

If a Michigan Skier can take it from our limited groomers to the East Wall of Abasin on a powder day then you may just like it!
post #7 of 13

give me a call

If interested give me a call and I can give you a in depth run through. 406-256-0800
post #8 of 13
I would suggest either the 8.7 Magnum (174) or the Cronus (173)..

The 8.7 is more frontside and powerful than the Cronus....

Check with ptex1 above...he's the man..
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by nfp158 View Post
I would suggest either the 8.7 Magnum (174) or the Cronus (173)..

The 8.7 is more frontside and powerful than the Cronus....

Check with ptex1 above...he's the man..
My 100 lb female friend has a 173cm cronus for skiing in the east. But she can actually ski.

For this guy, I would suggest the 180 argos, or the 187 cronos....because of his 6' height. Unless he's really an intermediate skier.
post #10 of 13
Definitely give Ptex1 a call....

I would guess he'll steer you toward either a Cronus or a Magnum 8.7.
post #11 of 13
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If interested give me a call and I can give you a in depth run through. 406-256-0800
I'll give you a call once work cools down a bit. Thanks!
post #12 of 13
Tim has skied a bunch of these and has a good grasp on the line.
post #13 of 13
Magnum 8.7. You'll like it in both powder and packed. about 174 cm. Maybe smaller, but probably not.
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