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my freind had chronics and loved them but i dont like how stiff they are so if u want stiff the cronic is were u should go
NZealand 2010 on ELrey http://www.basenz.com/shop/P813_Armada_El_Rey_Ski_2010.html
Australia 2010 - http://snowbiz.com.au/snowboarding_skiing/online-snow-shop/skis/armada/armada/armada-el-rey.html The 09/10 version is lighter and slightly softer, but stronger from its new and more-refined Fleet Core. Its burly Cap Construction, mid-fat waist, continuous flex and minimal maintenance seal the deal. This ski will cut up the powder, arc on the grooomers and shred in the park. Whether a first-time lesson, ducking work for some turns or bringing your skills to the Open, this ski knows you're going to abuse it all around the mountain all season long
So there are few people who have skied the 2010 ElRey... the ski is quick turning because of the narrower waist compared to pow skis....so si uf u r ice coast and some west coast - the ski is great ....over a foot of snow u might want pow or out west skis. Good on hardpack. Good carving. Because it is softer this coming year it may be more forgiving...and better in the park ?
Don't know about LINE 2010 Chronic...less sidecut
Salomon GUNs are a big mtn twin tip first. I skied them this year out west and I found them way too soft - so they are an easy pow ski. Sure u can take them into the park or on groomers but b careful on your weight and how agressive u are. ski - I am 180lbs and has 181"s and they were noodles . They are like close to 100mm underfoot. They may work for somebody else but Salomon makes the 1080, Suspect and Dumont... for the park and more all round skiing.
So I would rate the Chromics as stiffer and bigger turns and maybe more stable-they are wider waisted, El Rey as quicker turning and all terrain- a great resort ski, and the GUNs as out west big mtn for easy going and light weight people....
So figure out where u will ski and your weight, ambition and good pickins.......i