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Salomon CZAR-190cm in 2010?

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While it was looking pretty sketch in early December, we finally got some storms here in the Sierra and got some killer early season pow days before and during the holidays.

This gave me a chance to use my 182 Czars for the first time in the fresh, and yeah, they rip the boot to knee deep, but I think I still love my 189 Pontoons when it goes to the knee and deeper.

Obviously these two skis require entirely different technique tweaks, but I'm kinda bummin on the Czar's length. I was riding with a kid at Squaw on Sunday, and he was on his Rockers and me on the Czars, and I made the comment about length and he implied that Salomon is going to have a 190 next season.

It's far too busy in the shops to pick my local guys brains and my industry buddies back in Colorado hadn't heard anything to this effect, so I was wondering if any of you had heard such a rumor?

Even though I'm only 5' 10"/ 180lbs., at 48, I've ALWAYS felt more at home on a longer ski. Except on the super-firm days, my everyday skis are 187 Sandstorms (have two different incarnations) and I love my 195 XW LABS in the deep and pure fresh, but hate'em when it gets cut up.

I'm not looking to replace the Pontoons 'cause I love it when I'm in steeper, really deep situations and I want to scrub speed; I just lean into the tips and stay on the fall-line, whereas with the Czars (and Sandstorms, Labs...), I have to get across the fall-line a bit (which isn't always doable in the trees, especially).

I just feel a longer length in the Czar would be nice and would make the ski that much more enjoyable and if Salomon is going to do it, I'll have something to think about for next year.

Any thoughts or input?
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188 K2 anti piste = 101 wasit, tip rocker, etc. similar "feel" to the salomons
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Originally Posted by TahoeBru View Post
I was riding with a kid at Squaw on Sunday, and he was on his Rockers and me on the Czars, and I made the comment about length and he implied that Salomon is going to have a 190 next season.
Was this kid named Cody? (i.e. Salomon freeskier Cody Townsend?) -> www.codytownsend.com

I was chatting with him last weekend and indeed, he did mention that there is a strong possibility of a 190-ish Czar for next year.
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Even better news yet.......197 in 2011 and a double rockered Czar in 2012.

SJ
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