The new Vantage 97 C W has the same featherweight Prolite core as the award-winning 90, but the fluff-loving 97 has Carbon Tank Mesh instead of titanium, so it makes sense that it felt more forgiving and versatile than its narrower sister. Most testers loved its snap and energy—the minority worried it was too light to be trustworthy. The general consensus, though, was that it’s smooth and solid enough to feel comfortable but has enough bite to keep things exciting.
Strength: Hard-Snow Integrity
Weakness: Crud Performance
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