katana 108s are not chargier, but slightly easier to handle at lower speeds in deeper snow. blister really has quite a bit of good written stuff on both, not sure all is avail to non paying members though? Im having a bit of issue seeing the need for the 108 vs 102 though?
Reine is just nuts. its like he cant see the rocks and cliffs and just decides to carve fallline. Id want to hang out at apres with him, I would not like to ski with him.
Mantra 102 is the only 100+mm ski I have not found a speed limit on of the skis I've tried. with my 240lbs. I grabbed it for skied out hill on one of the weekends locally, I was carving 50-53mph through the divots, bumps, ice patches etc. I also grab this ski if I'm filming highspeed stuff, its just so stable, I can focus on what Im filming and camera, I dont need to look at the ground!
if you want wider, I'd take a look at CT 3.0 2021, its chargyyy ( but less chargy than mantra 102) at some point you wanna go through, not over.
also, you should become fatter, moar speed! my 200lbs buddy is upset with me when I tuck I just go zoooooooom away from him on same skis, same prep :)
I think the m-pro 105 is the only ski I could think of that is more chargy than the mantra 191 that I've tried, anything with that taper design, and weight.. yeah :D.
but hey Im game to try some 110 wrens or commander 108 ;)
LazylightningDo you think the katana 108s would be chargier than the mantra 102s? I'm gonna have to add those to my list, I've considered the m-pros but I think that might be overkill for me lol...but who knows maybe they'd just help me channel my inner Reine Barkared haha