I usually make it out west a couple time a year. I want a ski that I can ski every day when im out west, whether theres a lot of pow or just skiing trees in some spring snow. will it be to fat for groomers and trees, and will the sidecut allow for all mountain, all terrian skiing? any thoughts???
depends on where you're going, but it's a ski that i'd avoid moguls with.
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they're sick. i skied them for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and i was blown away. they rip on groomers and are so fun in pow. super quick turning too. obviously it won't rip groomers like a skinny park ski, but it's surprisingly versatile.
get them if you are used to skiing a wider ski
if you have only skied skinny park skis all your life
i wouldnt get something so wide, maybe like a Scratch BC or some ARVs
but if you are used to a huge fat ski get them for sure
my friend has a pair and he loves them
"If you dont do it this year, you will be one year older when you do"
Once you go fat, you don't go back... These will carve on groomers, ride switch, whatever. A perfect everyday ski out west IMO. I mean, some people ski ANT's as an everyday ski, but I prefer something that can be thrown around and played with like the Bacon. not the best park ski, but who needs the park out west anyway??
here's the way I look at it:
I bought some 189 made'ns this year. They are sick, but after putting 20 or so days on them, they already feel small. When I put on my park skis (which are still "fat" at 92 underfoot), I am afraid for my life, cause they feel so damn small. I am buying new skis that are 115 undefoot, basically just like the SFBs. I think that basically, you will get used to any ski that you ski on.
If you ask Eric Pollard, he will say that it's stupid to ever ski any ski that's skinnier than the sole of your shoes, which makes sense. Remember, he's about 5'10, and he skis on Elizabeths that are somewheres around 130 underfoot as his park ski.
i love how everyone from the east seems to think that the west has infinite amounts of snow. i havent explored bc much but whistler has its fair share of icy/hardpack days. bacons would be super fun on a deep pow day but im sure the lizzies would work too + be better all mtn