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ButtepackerThe Dime's target rider is someone who wants a traditional, full cambered, fully symmetrical ski. It's the stiffer between the two. You'll have a longer running length and a bit more energy for hits, but lose the benefit of the little bit of Talisman early rise which helps smooth out chop and gives float in freshies.
It really just depends on what type of ski you want. The Dime isn't a "price point" ski by any means or designed to be better or worse, just a different option for guys who want it. The Dime will rip all over the mountain, but won't have the float on pow days. The Talisman is more of a do everything ski, but with the rocker and shorter running length you give up some of the energy the Dime brings to big booters. You'll have a ton of fun on either.
WillskiforfreeGreat response. Thank you, I tried out a few new skis today. Im worried about the turning radius, i dont know too much about how this works... my ar7 can turn on a dime... i rode a pair of volkl walls today and their turning was much heavier and slower than the ar7, i would love to get a ski that can turn sharp and quickly. I would assume the Dime would be more of the choice in that case rather than the talisman. Also the talisman is sold out on their page ;/