Making fresh tracks
- Nov 20, 2015
- Front Range, Colorado
Hi again!Was wondering if you got out on the CT 2.0 when I first saw my name mentioned in your post. You should love it too as it’s a bit more stable and a bit better suspension with its extra weight.
Love my CT 1.0 too and always put a smile on my face when I ski them! Anxious to try out my newer set of CT 2.0 too as they feel more substantial than my original set. The original set I got from the Faction rep early Summer of 2020, so might have been a pre-production set.
I took out the CT 2.0 183s this morning, on what I'd hoped would be a soft snow day. Yikes.
No such luck. Not soft snow. Not much to report.
I got these CT 2.0s as used demo skis too late to try them out last season, and was told they had been tuned - at Powder 7.
Over the summer I apparently forgot what ski length I bought, even though I sharpened the edges myself and waxed them.
It was a CT 2.0 183, not longer, as I'd somehow forgotten. (Same length as my fantastic 1.0s)
I think this was the longest version in '21, but not sure.
(Previously a few years, there was a 188, but that was a lighter, softer ski, as I understand it.
Correct me if I got this wrong.)
Supposedly 2" of fresh had fallen, and I thought that might make things soft enough to finally try out the 2.0. Nope.
(The area had groomed the actual 1 1/2" fresh into corduroy, and that had re-frozen overnight.
Not the greatest for most 102 skis, the opposite of soft snow.)
Man, the first runs and I knew I had some work to do, shucks.
These particular demo skis may be damaged, spent, or just in need of TLC - I hope.
These skis need flattening and re-setting the edge, not just a mild sharpening/tuning.
They were not good carvers, on such hard, old snow - lots of slight slarving/slipping.
I'll have to work on them, and then get them out on an actual soft snow day.
So I have very little to report on how these skis will perform, in their right conditions, once set right.
As is, they seemed to feel too short, to ski shorter than the 1.0s feel. And that's not what you all described, I think.
They had so much slip on the re-frozen that at first they mostly half slarved, until I got used to them "as is."
I found myself wishing they were longer.
In the right snow, worked on some, they might be great. I just can't tell yet. Sorry.