TubeBroLooking for a more narrow all mountain ski for Colorado all mountain. I'm 6'4" 215#, advanced/expert and ski hard. Currently on 190 Deathwish and 190 Bibby. Looking for something that might be more nimble but that can still deliver charging crud. Skied Enforcer 100's last year for a bit and they never felt safe going fast.
Will I overpower this ski?
**This thread was edited on Mar 2nd 2019 at 1:52:32pm
What size Enforcer 100 did you try as it’s pretty decent in crud if you tried the 191cm. The 185cm is very stable at 60mph plus so maybe the tune was off?
Kartel will be fun and playful but lots of rocker and softer flex than your Bibby’s so won’t be as stable or as good through crud. Not as much effective edge that you can leave sharp on the Kartel either compared others in the width range so not as great on harder snow either. Nice and playful but don’t think it would charge crud as what you’re used to in the Bibby’s.
I was pondering the Kartel 96 this year but opted for the Blizzard Rustler 9 instead. Stiffer and more effective edge but not as playful or as heavy as the Kartel 96. The 188cm Rustler 9 would be an option for you but would say it’s not as heavy as I’d like for charging Crud. Good but not great there but a fantastic carver and lots of fun in the bumps.
You might love the new Enforcer Free 104 in a 191cm(or even in 186cm if you wanted it more playful). More weight than the Nordica Enforcer 100 but more playful as it’s a twin tip. In between a Kartel 96 and Bibby flex so it’s very playful still. Can run it sharp tip to tail so lots of effective edge on hard groomers but decent float if you get some snow that’s not enough to bring out your wider skis.
I own this ski as my “bit of snow/crud buster” when there’s not enough snow to bring out the 184cm Bibby’s. I’m 6’2”/175 and have the 186cm Enforcer Free 104 and it hauls. Heavier than the Bibby’s but doesn’t feel heavy and very quick edge to edge. Would be a great daily for your conditions as I’m running in the East and it still rocks. It replaced my 182cm PB&Js as I found they didn’t charge or float well enough for their width.