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Paddy75That's pretty much how I read the reviews I could read on the blister site - they read really well - lots of info. it's hard to sift thru the shit sometimes that's why I joined this site- so thanks for helping cut thru it.
I'll be getting it in October for sure
Any chance you know anything about the libtech wunderstick? Put a tread up earlier in the week but still no info coming on it
I live in Aust and can't demo it here or where I ski in Jackson WY. I've had the libtech FF5 185cm and loved it - so I got a deal on the wreckreate 110 and 115 last year in the 188 and 191 but they were just too burly and stiff for me (the 110 supposed to be the same flex as FF5)
I was bumbed - can't ride them and don't want to make the mistake if the wundersticks going to be the same
Any info appreciated
patagonialukeGlad to hear you're finding the content useful!
Unfortunately we haven't had any reviewers on any Lib Tech skis, so I can't offer any direct advice. Looking at your thread I think there were some good suggestions made in there.
If you liked the old Sick Days, I'm guessing you might like the new version (and might like it even more — I haven't been on the previous version but I really like the new version, and people who have been on the old ones seem to prefer the new). These are especially attractive if you're looking to tour on the ski as well.
The Nordica Enforcer series (100, 110, and Pro) might be worth a look — they all ride pretty similarly and have a nice blend of stability and forgiveness.
A more playful alternative to the Enforcers would be the J Skis Metal, which I haven't skied but I know Jonathan was a huge fan of it as a playful ski that still maintained good stability at moderate speeds.
ON3P Wrenegades and Kartels would also be worth a look.
Unfortunately without riding any of the Lib Tech's I can't offer much useful advice, but the above skis are all pretty versatile, though each have their unique characteristics better fleshed-out in our reviews.
-eREKTion-How big does the 190 Sick Day 114 feel? It's certainly piqued my interest but it only comes in a 180 and a 190.
patagonialukeMy experience has been predominantly on the 180, which I really like (I'm 5'8", ~155 lbs, normally ski stuff 180-186 cm)
Even though it's on the shorter end of my usual length spectrum, I haven't felt like the ski is the weak link in my setup (they're currently mounted with Dynafit Rad 2's, which are definitely the limiting factor). They are a ton of fun in anything soft, and are more composed on firm conditions than I expected given their width and rocker profile. I have mine mounted +3 and really like them there, but I know more traditional skiers are very happy with them at recommended.
I did get 1 day on the 190, but I had unfortunately tweaked my knee earlier that day so I was taking it relatively easy and wasn't at 100%. That said, the 190 did feel more stable at speed, and it felt like it was noticeably stiffer than the 180. The big caveat here is that I wasn't feeling too confident in my legs / knee, and I rode the 190 at recommended, which meant I had a bit more tip in front of me. All that said, even with a weak knee, I didn't think the 190 felt all that huge (it does have a good amount of rocker and is fairly light), and Jonathan (who spent more time on it) was making comparisons to the 190 Sick Day 114 as a lighter, less-chargy 190cm Bibby.
What similar skis are you coming from?
-eREKTion-Nothing super similar, I'm on 185 JJ's and I've had 186 Mordecai's. I also have a few days on my buddy's 184 Bibby Pro's which were right up my alley. I'm 6' 170 so I think the 180 is definitely too short but I think the 190 will be too big especially if it's being compared to the 190 Bibby. I've been wish washy as fuck when it comes to my next ski purchase, I want a pow ski that I can ski like 50% of the time. I was thinking 187 Meridian originally but decided I might want to go a bit wider so I was thinking 184 Bibby. Now I'm wondering if something more directional will be a better fit for my pow/crud/badass semi-daily ski; I'm looking at the Sick Day 114, Billy Goat, and the Moment Governor.
Paddy75Thanks for the info gents, awesome appreciate it
patagonialukeThis creates an inherent conflict of interest, which is why pretty much every review in these guides follows the same format:
*click-baity statement about how great the ski is
*copy and paste the marketing copy from the brand
*"floats in pow and rips groomers"
patagonialuke*full disclosure: I work at Blister, so take anything I say with a very large grain of salt*
KyleAOut of curiosity, can you post some links to the most negatively reviewed products by Blister?