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What Ski Replaced the Peacemaker?
Much to my chagrin, Blizzard no longer makes their Peacemaker and the Rustler 10 isn't a great replacement. It's softer and it's not a true twin.
So my question to NS is what ski is the most similar to the Peacemaker in 2018?
The Peacemaker was great because of the following:
-It had the racing backbone of Blizzard skis. It was stiff underfoot and it was possible to pressure and drive the tips without washing the ski out.
-It was 104 underfoot
-10cm difference between tip and tail
-Came in lengths over 180cm
-Able to hold an edge on east coast ice.
I think I mounted mine -2 from recommended which is (I believe) -7.5cm from center so something with a similar range of -5 to -7.5cm from center would be ideal.
Off the top of my head I can think of a few options but I'm interested to see what NS thinks
1. ON3P Kartel
2. Moment PBJ
3. Moment Meridian
4. 4Frnt Devastator
5. Line SFB 190 (supposedly stiffer than the regular SFB?)
Anyone have any input?
If you HAVE to have a twin tip, JSkis Masterblaster or The Metal come to mind as twins that still have a backbone. Armada ARV96Ti or ARV106Ti would be other twins with metal to dampen and stiffen them. Kartel 96 or PB&J would be options of course with the PB&J being more of a charger but it’s short effective edge even in the 188cm doesn’t make it great on east coast ice. Fun everywhere else though.
I ski in Ontario, Canada so similar conditions to East Coast and wanted a fun playful daily driver and got the Rustler 9 this year. Stiffer than either the Rustler 10 or 11 with less rocker, it is great on harder snow but still very good in softer snow. It says it’s a 17m turning radius in the 180cm but could do short, medium or long turns with ease. Has much more of the Blizzard racing ski feel than the Peacemaker ever did. They have it in a 188cm as well and it should be a great playful charger. My 180cm Rustler 9 is much stiffer and more powerful than my 184cm SFB and ended up selling them to a buddy. Not sure how much stiffer/better the 190cm SFB would be though. Tail rocker but just a partial twin, not a twin tip.
Love my pb&js but I will admit the ice performance leaves something to be desired. Great ski on everything that isn’t bulletproof.
I think there’s a set of peacemakers in BST right now
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