Larry Blackwell

Larry Blackwell

Mt Crested Butte CO

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Larry Blackwell's Bio

Age 69, 185 lbs, 6-0, ski 60 days a year at CB. Learned to ski at age 50, serious skiing at age 60.

Larry Blackwell

Larry Blackwell wrote a review of on January 16, 2011

5 5

Bought Line 100s (179s) in 2008, S7 (175) in 09 and JJs (174) in 2010. Seventy years old, 185 lbs. At 70 yrs old, speed is not priority, agility is. The Lines and the S7 are faster than the JJs. Both are noticeably heavier than the JJs. The JJs are fitted with Salomon 12 N Ti bindings, very light, and the Lines and the S7s are fitted with Markers. For me the JJs significantly improve ability in powder, bumps, everything.

What a ski. 5 stars for JJs.

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Larry Blackwell

Larry Blackwell wrote a review of on December 16, 2008

4 5

I have skied 174 guns for two seasons...I'm 68, 6', 185 pounds. Not a problem for my skiing, but they can chatter at higher speed. On bumps and steeps they work fine. Will not set an edge in the crud like Gotama's. But, they are light and maneuverable, and are very good in powder. The twin tips have good release from a turn, unlike Nordica Mach 3s which hang on forever. Good ski to start with as an intermediate an move up to advanced or expert. No structural problems through about 100 days of skiing at Crested Butte on single and double blacks. Want to compare next with K2 Coomba.

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