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2018 candy 2.0 or 2018 line blend?
Which one we’ll best for just hitting rails and going out west once a year, maybe a few jumps, 171cm for blends , 166 cm for 2.0, I’m 5’7” and 115 pounds , want a fun soft flexible ski! Choose one, or if there’s one I’m missing put it down there , but I’m pretty sure I want of these skis! I heard nomad 95 heavy so I crossed those off my list , any ones I’m missing, don’t want Vishnu’s either.
The blends are good and I really like mine. They are super playful and work everywhere on the mountain. The only beef with them is that they are made in China and they break down a bit quicker than a couple other brands. Faction is really nice but also pretty pricey depending on where you buy them but overall they are a better bang for your buck. I have a friend that has been riding his factions for 3 seasons now doing about 75-80 days in a season and they are still in decent shape. Only other brand I would highly recommend is ON3P. They are kinda like Vishnu but not as flexy. Either way its getting to a point where any ski is decent these days its just kinda personal preference.
**This post was edited on Oct 29th 2018 at 12:20:39pm
If its just between blends and 2.0 then it depends if you want a super soft 100mm ski or a pretty soft 100mm ski. Personally id go for the 2.0 as its soft and flexy but still poppy.
What would be another example of a “super soft” ski that’s not the line blend?
One example of a super soft ski is the Vishnu Wet.
Line Blend. Its the best ski in the soft ski category, hands down.
I’d say the 2.0 is on the stiffer side. If you want soft, go blend. That being said, I’d take the 2.0s over the blends any day.
2.0, I prefer the natural flex over the hinge point
My friend is 125lbs and has the CT 2.0 and LOVES them for all mountain. Theyre super light and easy to flick around plus tons of pop. Definitely better than the line blends for park AND all mountain. Also had another pair with blends, fucking suck all mountain because theyre so soft but if youre good at butters you can do a ton with them. I have the Icelantic nomad 95's in a 191 for park and think they're a blast. I'm 6'3" 190lbs and been skiing 20 years, and I love these skis(for park). Super pivoty buttery and playful. Wish they were stiffer for my weight but would probably be good for you. I can wheelie for minutes and just hold it there if I want. They have a lot of rocker(significantly more than the factions and blends) and even in the 191, they don't feel heavy to me at all really. If you can't spin them you probably just suck at skiing.
If you don't know how to butter and are trying to learn, the blends are probably the best for you. If you want the most all mountain performance and you want the most snap and pop get the Faction CT 2.0. If you want to butter easily, most durable ski, and better all mountain performance get the Nomad 95s. If you want 90% park skiing and learning butters get the blends. Now that I think about it too the nomads have the most rocker so will be the better than the Nomads in pow, maybe similar tho CT 2.0 tho cuz the CT is a bit wider. Lmk if you have more questions.
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