Friends, just got back from a terrific day at Sugarloaf (Maine) yesterday. The trails were a hard base covered with softening corn/crud as the 40 plus degree day wore on. I was on my go-to ski for the past two seasons - Blizzard Titan Cronus in 173. I have loved this ski from the moment I put it on. Solid, quick, playful and forgiving. On soft, I have found nothing better. But on the 30 plus degree hardpack/ice on White Nitro, that soft wood core and 88mm under foot really went beyond its design limits. It skied fine in the fall line with quick scarved turns, but on fast traverses over hard to get to real snow to turn on it was a struggle to keep it glued. Heels washed out a lot throwing me off - not something I wanted to do on that terrain. So I am looking for more of a scalpel for those kinds of conditions.
I like the Blizzard "feel," if there is such a thing. Seems to me that the Supersonic IQ would be a good choice for this kind of condition that we get most of the year in Maine. But I have read great things about the Dynastar 4x4 as well. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who has ridden either, or preferably, both. Demoing is a problem - not even sure if there is a Bliz dealer in Maine who would have the Supersonic to demo. Maybe the Dynastar is available.
I am level 9 fast fall line skier. Quick turns straight down the steep extreme edge. Will cross over only if the snow is whiter on the other side. On blue groomers I just go fast.
Appreciate the feedback.
My bad. Sorry for posting this here. Thought I was in the Ski Gear Discussion forum. Moderators beam me over there if you would. Tx
Edited by deliberate1 - 3/28/2009 at 05:32 pm