and holy shit, these things RIP. Now I gotta say, and I'll probly get flamed, I live in the midwest and I ski ice and hardpack and groomers. No powder over maybe an inch. I got these for some trips out west to colorado and montana, but I was excited to ride them, so I got em mounted, got my wide brakes and took em out to welch, mn. I was expecting to have a very difficult time managing them on the groomers, but oh my god, it took literally seconds to get used to the feel, and while they definately felt slower than my chronics, these suckers dominated everything. Not once did I feel like I was struggling to hold an edge, or make a turn. I tried a few tip stands but they are so soft I thought I was going to fold them in half, so I stopped that. And I took them to the park (I cant do much in the park to begin with) and everyone that bitches about riding rockered skis in the park and how its so hard and stupid, well youre wrong. It was almost effortless. I slid a few flat rails and the wideness of them, I've never felt so stable and locked onto a rail before. As for sumps, I went off maybe a 20-25 footer, somewhere around there, did a 180, landed switch. Stomped it with no problem.
So, just wanted to say that these skis can definately hold their own on hardpack and groomed conditions, especially considering what theyre made for. I have yet to take them on some powder, but I have an inkling its just going to feel ridiculously easy. Oh, and they kill it in the park too.
And for those that have melees, am I alone, or do you feel the same way?
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