In a few weeks I will write the official ski review for the Nano OneXT. In my reviews I do not compare skis to other skis. I will sort of bend the rules today and talk a little about the Nano One vs the Nano OneXT.
The dimensional differences between the two skis is the shape of the bevels and the rocker pattern. I think the XT bevels are sharper but the same radius (if that is possible?). As for the rocker I have no idea what the difference is but it is not the same.
I found the original Nano One a bit befuddling. I consistently ran more balls on that ski than any other ski but I also found that I struggled to be smooth. That ski is a bit of work and I never really felt like I made space in front of the ball. My scores were above my average but my routine of working on technique was maddening. On that ski you just sort of go for it.
Fast forward to the XT. I am making a lot of space and not working very hard at all. In fact I find the ski really works best when I try to dial my intensity down. There is no question that the ski gets plenty wide. Every once in a while I take the handle outside the ball line on my off side at 35 off. That is just crazy.
I do not want to really comment much on the how it turns vs the Nano One yet. The original Nano One turns on a dime not matter what the skier does. So far the XT turns good but I was talking to Parsons last night and he thinks my fin is too deep so we think we are going to make it even better. The details will get ironed out for the final review. I will publish fin settings only when I think I have the best ones for me.
As it is still only May and I have been distracted a bit I have not tried many 38s yet so I do not have any high score data yet.