GrantLewisIsDNTMwhy exactly is that?
Blends are noodles, which can be very fun but I found they were holding me back because they are not very stable at speed. The Kartel suited my style of skiing better, allowing me to ski faster, edge harder and go bigger. I can't nose butter as well on the Kartels, but that is the only thing I found the blend better at. If you are gonna be doing a bunch of tiny nose butter low speed tricks, go with the blend. If you want a ski that does better at speed, and will be used outside the park as an all mtn ski, I'd recommend the Kartel.