Me-Like to ski fast, hard, and be in the air as much as possible
Ski-Moment Tahoe 180 w/ Mojo 15s
Conditions-Groomed, Ice,bumps, crud
Skis I like-BROs, 179 Vicious,Titan 9, AR5, Rubies, T4
Skis I didnt like-Mantra, 169 Vicious
First Impressions: When I first carried the box into my house I thought
it was empty. Awesome graphics..They really pop. Flex is fairly
stiff..Pretty much the same flex as my 179 Stiff BROs. Nice flex for an
everday ski. Stiffer than my Rubies.
Construction(Same as Rubies)-Bomber skis, very well made. Hit some
rocks which barely even made a mark on the base. Topsheet does chip a
little bit, but not bad at all. Could be taken care of by filing down
the topsheet. As far as I can tell these skis will last me a while.
While on my Rubies I hit a shark tooth at full throttle. My only core
shot yet, while Im sure it make have broken many other skis.
Ice- My first day out of these consisted of ICE and some softer
ice-cubish snow on the lower mountain..To my suprise they absolutely
ripped the ice and held an edge like a GS ski. They will make whatever
shape turn you want. Logn radius, short radius,etc... Super fast..They
thrive on speed.
Groomed- See above^ They rip...Any energy you put into the ski will be
given back..tons of pop and rebound..Fun to mess around on, or haul
ass. You pick.
Bumps- Pretty sweet in the bumps..Nice and nimble. Not too stiff, but
certainly not a bump ski. They will not hold you back from skiing bumps
all day, but it is definitely not where they shine.
Crud-These skis eat up the crud. They just plow right through with
easy..The dampness contributes to its crud performance. You can haul
ass, or finesse your way down, but either way they are fun. They are
definitely at home in the crud.
I have not gotten them in the trees or pow yet, due to the weather, but hopefully soon.
Summary: They ski very similarly to the 179 BROs, but more user
friendly and a little bit more turny. Very fun, tons of pop, rails
turns. Easily the most versatile ski Ive ever been on. Two thumbs up.
More to be added soon.