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On3p Filthy Rich vs Line Chronic
I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out what skis I should look into for this season. I'm definitely into the tip/tail rocker of both the chronic and fr and I've read awesome things about both. I'm 20yo, 6'1", and about 185 lbs. I ski about equal park and all mountain, but when I'm cruising the mountain, I want a ski that is going to hold up at like 50 mph. I don't want the skis to chatter like crazy at speed. I currently ride 176 Suspects. Yeah I know everybody hates on them but the fact they can fly down the hill and hold a nasty edge is one thing I really like about them. Now it's okay if the skis I pick can't quite go that fast, but I still want them to hold up. Any differences you guys know between the skis would be a huge help. Thanks guys
First of all, you definitely shouldn't be riding 176's. I'm not sure if that's part of why you're replacing them or what, but you should be on something between 180 and 190, depending on rocker and whatnot. They both are going to be great skis but I'm gonna have to go ahead and tell you to go with the ON3P's, because they are such a sick company, and my pair of Caylor's is seriously the most fun ski I've ever been on. They sure do know what they're doing.
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If you can afford them, go with the FR. They won't chatter at speeds, plus the sintered base will go faster than the extruded base on the Chronic. The FR will be much more durable (thicker, harder edges, thicker base, bamboo core, all around amazing construction). The Chronic might be a bit lighter (haven't really skied the new chronic for more than 2 runs out of the park), but the FR will have a lower swing weight than the Chronic because of it's symmetry. Finally, and probably most importantly, the FR carves like a champ. It's just super fun to ski, you can make really tight turns with your ankles or heel them out and make wide hard carving turns...just plain fun, haha. It's the closest thing to a GS ski that I've found that can go backwards (not saying it's exactly like a GS ski...but it's close).
Im pretty sure that the chronics have sintered base
Would you look at that, they changed it. I still think the FRs will be faster, but like I said, I've only spent 2 runs on the new version of the Chronic (last years model).
It says sintered on their website so unless they are lying the '14 chronics has sintered base.
Thanks for the help guys. I was already leaning towards the FRs and this kinda sealed the deal for me. Pumped to get them on the snow in a few months
Make sure to get a 181 or a 186! You should have a ski longer than 176 at your height weight for sure. I'm 6'2 and 175 and ski a 186.
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