Too bad I did not take a picture of DM-V2 after 25k. Not only that multicell siping crap is gone, but it is clearly different compound. Those tires at 6/32 would slide at sight of clouds, not actual snow.
Multicell is the top compound not the siping, but it has siping? yes the bottom 45% of the tread is a different compound, a winter compound, but it doesnt have the siping of the top.
NOTE: The first 55% of the Blizzak DM-V2's tread depth features the NanoPro Tech Multicell Compound while the remaining 45% features a standard winter tire compound. When the Blizzak DM-V2 is approximately 50 percent worn, a depth indicator molded into the tread design lets the driver know that the remaining tread is reaching the end of its ability to provide beneficial snow traction.
I have run ws-50, ws-60, ws-70, ws-80, dm-v2, xice xi2, continential ewc, cooper wintermaster+,dunlop m3, nokian wr-g2 suv, wr-g3 etc.
The worst after bring half worn were the dunlops.(which werent dual compound) at half worn they were sliding all over.
Any winter tire below 5/32 should be retired.
The ws-90 has the "next generation" multicell compound as well as full tread depth "features"-- I read that siping
I might end up with the ws-90 if we trade in the 2010 accent next week. I do agree 100% that both the dm-v2 and ws-80 had sudden breakaway issues vs previous models.