I just got in from COC, and while I was there I demoed the 4FRNT MSP 180.
Lets just start off with one word - solid. The ski is ginormous. With dimensions of 122 x 92 x 108 this is the size of a pow ski. It rides like a tank - super stable. For me, it was rough to carve in the beginning (not used to such a huge ski) but after a while i could carve fine. These skis are super fun to ride. Being so large you can straight line just about anything and just float over all sorts of stuff.
So we know the skis are stable. But what about stiffness. Yes these mothers are stiff. The maple core extends into the tip and tail with p tex sidewalls - giving a nice even flex. So I don't know why someone would say they are like Lines cuz thats not the case. And if you think Sterbenz copied Armada. Wrong again, this idea has been brewing for a long time. Being so wide rails are great fun, the pop is nice, you can ride anything with them pretty much (save maybe moguls).
But overall - its a ski that is strong and stable and solid.
Sterbenz told me that in coming years look for pro models and more specialized skis. I think 4FRNT is a solid ski with a solid base for growth. He also would like to get emails of the mountains your think he should go to and the shops he should support. Winter road trips will probably be in order so stay tuned.
East Coast - 'Bitch Please, Ride with Steeze'
COC - Session C
HOWARD DEAN FOR PRESIDENT.