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Are Candide 3's too light?
I'm looking for a new one ski quiver for the PNW. I had 191 Atomic Access that I loved, but want to go shorter and wider. The Candide 3.0 and Armada ARV 108 look good on paper, but I've read some reviews that the ARV doesn't float well, and the Candide is bad on hardpack. Theres usually soft snow to be found, but there are some days where its frozen crud. Anyone skied the candides and can comment on their stability in firmer conditions?
I rip my 3.0s on literally anything and everything & love them
I've skied on both and the Candide feels heavier than the ARV 106 to me. The ARV 106 feels more snappy and jibby whereas the Candide feels more damp but still fairly poppy. I've skied on next years btw and the current models do differ
They honestly aren't even that light. Not to mention the durability of this years has been crap (this is coming from first hand experience warrantying a bunch where I work). That's why they're changing the core next year
My 3.0s shred on hardpack. Only place I find they fault a bit compared to other skis I've owned is they get knocked around a bit when hauling through chopped up stuff. Super poppy and pivoty though especially if you mount them further up. That being said I've only ridden my 16/17s 20 times and broke them. Waiting on warranties pairs now. Still a pretty sweet ski I actually prefer them to my previous on3p jefferys.
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