Ron, not to be contradictory, but you owned/skied the 2018 CT 3.0 I believe from looking at your old posts. That ski is not very similar to the 2021 CT 3.0, very drastic differences in the skis. The shape changed, the weight got a lot heavier, the flex changed, and the width changed. Also you were on the 186cm length, AEV is a big guy and is looking at the 190cm length. The name is still the same, but the old ski is not that similar to the 2021 version we have been discussing in this thread.
Iciest trail I have ever been on, bar none. A few hours of sun later, great trail. Live and learn.
Greg reports the CT 3.0 is great in NE for frozen mornings that soften up into corn, mashed potatoes, slush.
I can tell it won't be as loose as the Bibby, due to less rocker, but what I love about the Bibby the most is you can go over any surface and nothing phases the ski. The CT 3.0 might not be quite as good on that feature, but its heavy enough to be very good. I am OK taking a chance on the ski.
Cochise likes really long radius turns or it want to pivot. Not much in-between that.
Did you ski the 2021 CT 3.0 ? I didn't see if you answered AEV's question. If you did I missed it.the cool thing about being a ski tester and friends with faction dealers, you get to see more than one season of ski's . But I did miss the part about skiing the 190. my apologies
I was considering a WC 108 this year but holding off for a Black Ops 108/110. I did get the DW104's last year and love them on soft slush/snow! Very versatile ski - can always be found in the back of the car no matter what resort/ski conditions are like!22/23 Site is up.
No new models. New graphics, and some materials change: poplar instead of aspen.
Will be interesting to see what comes up in the reserve section.
Liz is thinking about replacing her Sierras (mounted with pin bindings) with Sierra Tours.
I'm not sure if I am going to get a moment this year. Everything I have is pretty fresh....but the Deathwish 104s are tempting. I would have loved to see a Deathwish 104 Tour.
You'll have to let us know how they work. I keep needling Luke to build a narrower wide carver/all mountain for those of us who don't want or need a 98+ for our regular Sierra conditions. They know their audience and seem to be doing well so I get they don't want to waste time in an already crowded segment.were kind enough to allow me to purchase a left over David Wise Transition (84mm)
Thanks…I know u know Moments real well too….and are always spot on with your reviews.I've A/B'd the WC101 and DW104 extensively -- I own the DW, a fellow patroller owns the 101. Both would be a good EC tree ski.
The DW has a very slightly lower speed limit, WC has maybe 1-2% more top end in thick crud.
Both are very quick in bumps for a 10X. I'd call it a wash. DW is slightly softer flex which is nice, but the WC has a bit more taper. (Note the 104 is stiffer than the 112 DW version.)
The WC is a bit more at home on the park, the triple camber can feel a bit odd at times when quickly moving between switch and regular. (In general, the WC is better at straightlining and feeling "neutral", while the DW likes to be on edge.)
The DW is more energetic and grippier on groomers (triple camber and less taper.)