dustin13I'd really love to see the 193 Chipotle Banana rocker profile as well as hear as much beta about how it compares in feel to a 190 Bibby (best ski ever made, imo). I'm looking for something different than it, but still with a similar feel. I think it might just be the ticket.
I'm back in the factory on Tuesday, I can snap some rocker pics for you then. Other than that, the Banana is way more of a pure powder ski. It'll be much surfier and easier to pivot in comparison to the Bibby, it'll give you better float in the really deep stuff and is basically a dream in anything over a foot or so. The Bibby outshines it in terms of handling crappier conditions, if the weather said a ton of snow but the reality is manky crap, the Bibby will perform better. If you have other daily drivers and skis that'll handle the 'couple inches to maybe a foot' deep days and want something for the true pow days, the Banana is my go to choice. It'll still blast through afternoon chop and crud, the main selling point of the Bibby over the Banana is simply the overall versatility.
Cade2@hot.pocket just picked up some chipotle bananas and wanted to know what you would recommend for a 80/20 resort touring pow setup in terms of bindings. Cast or shift? 6 foot 150lbs, thank you and the skis look so sweet in person! Very stoked!
We're built basically the same, 6'2 150lbs and I run the Shift on my Bananas. The binding can be a little finicky while setting up, but once you've worked out the kinks I enjoy the binding. The combo of my weight and my passive skiing style, the Cast system is pretty overkill for me, even with the Pivot 15. If you ski like me (surfy and quick, rarely bigger than 10' drops, enjoy the trees over crazy high speeds), you'll be fine on the Shift. If you ski super aggressively, go with the Cast.
SEABURNyou're light, can probs get away with the shift. unless you're regularly doing extra big sends
also... touring a fully rockered ski will not work that well
I only tour on fully rockered skis and I have zero complaints. I've run cambered setups for touring before, in my opinion there's not a huge difference in the uphill performance or grip in icy / shitty situations, especially on something like the Meridian with it's very mellow full rocker profile and stout core. Plus, if you're touring on Bananas it better be deep out.