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Blizzard Gunsmoke 193 vs. Nordica Helldorado 193
What are the pro's and cons of each of these skis? I'm looking for a badass all/big mountain ski that I can push HARD in firm snow and chop drop cliffs as well as do trees. I might use these on the east coast on occasion so they need to rip on groomers. I still want to be able to spin as well as land switch in soft snow. I'm 6'3" 220 and workout often so the weight of the ski is not a major issue & they are going to be mounted with STH steels anyway. As a comparison I have 194 surface new life's as my pow skis and I really like the stiffness and hardly notice the weight of them (I believe they are 9.4 pounds without bindings and I currently have ffg16's on them). I plan on mounting either one of these skis pretty far forward so they will have plenty of tail for backseat landings and I will be able to pivot them in tighter trees. Both are around ~$3-400 dollars right now so price is not a major factor. If you have other ski suggestions I'd love to hear them!
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I am 5'8" 140lb and I am riding 186 gunsmokes. You probably want the helldorado. I love my gunsmokes but i would not classify them as a "hard-charging" ski. They are a little more on the playful side of the spectrum. Mine do rip on groomers, but anything REALLY fast and they chatter and become unstable. I cannot nuke through crud as well on them as I can on a stiffer ski, like my ON3Ps for example. Note that I have never ridden the helldo, so I cannot vouch for its groomed snow abilities (or any other abilities for that matter), but it is definitely marketed as a burly big mountain ski. Sounds moire like what you are aiming for.
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