EPfanboyThat’s interesting to hear about the BGS C+D not being as chargey. Just read the review and i dont think the CB is what im looking for and yeah why change thr formula if its so good
just to be clear / prevent confusion, when I label a ski as a chargy aka a charger I am talking about a big ski that needs commitment (forward stance), speed and power to come alive, and more often than not pretty much require open spaces and big elevation drops to really come alive under a skilled skier. Think wren110 pro, Dynastar LP105, Völkl Katana 108s and similar demanding, heavy, long sidecut skis. These are skis that will be punishing under less skilled riders and not too much fun. This is the most common way of using the term/terms.
A ski can still charge well - aka crush variable - and have a high speed limit, yet not be a charger re above. BGs and Jeff118s are examples of such skis, as are for instance Rossi Black Ops Gamers. These are skis that can be skied at both lower and higher speeds, in steeper and flatter terrain, and yet do extremely well in variable / tracked out snow due to their shapes and weights.
The big difference is that while all can be driven through the front part of the ski, neither are favor the skiing style where you drive the shit out of your tips like traditional chargers. They are all happy being skied in a more relaxed manner at lower speeds. Chargers are more uninspiring and sluggish at slower speeds, and more often than not are just a lot of work in these scenarios - aka they require speed to come alive.
So a charger / chargy ski is not just any ski that can go fast / have a high speed limit - most skis can do that - but a type of ski dedicated to doing big lines at big speeds regardless of conditions. I find that Blister's various categories makes a lot of sense in this regard.
C+Ds can go plenty fast too, but are more of a untracked snow specialist. Hardly surprising at 124mm underfoot :)