...is like the best ski ever!!
I got my pair on firday and went to kaunertal glacier (austria) today to test them, and they just blew my mind away! At first the pros: they re light as fuck, and their sidecut/rocker is absolutely awesome.
If you ski foreward and hit jumps foreward it just feels like every normal ski, the same if you land, regular or switch. The same stability etc. But if you hit jumps switch it feels like ure skiing a ski thats only 140cm long instead of 182, which makes popping switch way easier and catching an edge way harder than with usual skis. And buttering is awesome. u can butter at any speed you want without worrying about catching an edge (at least foreward, didnt butter switch today). I also did some technical stuff on rails like swups to prezels etc which is also easy as nothing on those
The only thing that was a little bit negative (but thats a subjective opinion) is, that its a little bit too stiff (at least in my opinion) especially for buttering. But I guess if it d be much softer it d be harder to control the ski on jumps.
So, in fact the alpha 1 is an awesome ski, perfect for jumps (especially for switch) perfect for rails (well, there might be some better ones for rails, but i dont think for jumps) and well, didnt take it to the bc today ;-)
In my opinion the best park ski ever!!!
...skiing is a serios addiction, probably can be compared to crack...