So I've been on these for the last two months and figured now would be good time to give some feedback. Aside from the Jibs and Rocker, I've been on most of Moment's skis and this is easily the most versatile. I got 10-12 days in almost every condition you can imagine, and these have done more than hold their own.
28 y/o with all but one year on skis, 5'10, 215 lbs. Prefers going straight and fast Doesn't flip or spin unless by accident.
overall length tip-to-tail along topsheet = 188cm
dimensions = 143-118-134 with tip and tail taper
effective edge relaxed = 122cm / decambered = 114cm
tip rocker decambered = 42cm / tail rocker decambered = 32cm
weight is about 9 lbs
Other similar skis I've been on:
190 Moment Ruby
195 Line Mothership
200 DPS Lotus 120
Handflexing won't tell you much, but these are plenty stiff underfoot, medium-stiff in the tail, and medium-ish in the tip. Definitely not a noodle, but still plenty playful. For comparison, the Ruby, Mothership, and Lotus are stiffer in the tail.
10-12 days with a mix of powder up to your chest, crud, hardpack, and everything else
I put these at 7cm behind chord center with Marker Dukes for 316 BSL (Scarpa Typhoon). If I spun in circles or upside down, -5cm would be a better fit. But for powder and charging hard, -7cm fits the bill perfectly for me.
No surprises here at 118mm in the waist with rockered tips and tails: the Bibby was a ton of fun in powder. Deepest day was at Monarch with a legit 2 feet of fresh snow and plenty of face shots with zero tip dive. What I liked most about the Bibby here was the ability to shut it down with a hard slash only to regain speed pretty quickly for the next entrance into the whiteroom. It took me a couple of runs to become adjusted to the ski's need for a more centered stance, but once you get it dialed, you can play around with turns of different radius to suit the terrain's needs.
Compared to the 190 Ruby and 195 Mothership, these were ridiculously easy to navigate through tight spots. Even at -7cm, the Bibby was very pivoty and quick to maneuver at any time. Not much effort needed to switch direction on the spot.
How this ski was going to handle these conditions would be the deal maker. I was comfortable with the stiffness underfoot and in the
tail, but didn't know how well the tips would fare against chopped-up mounds of day-old snow. Over the weekend, I went to Loveland and skied a few laps off the Ridge to see how well they would perform. Sure enough, the Bibby was very stable while maching down at stupid speeds. The tips plane easily and the rest of the ski is stiff enough to not make you worried about being tossed around.
Hardpack / Moguls:
No problems to report here and the excessive rocker didn't play any negative part in getting back to the lifts.
Haven't done much and nothing more than 15 feet, but the rockered tail seems to help bounce you back forward if you find yourself in the backseat or when landing on an uphill slope.
The version I've been on are prototypes but as of today, no changes to the construction of the ski have been made by Josh. There might be a topsheet modification, but that's it as of now. These have been a dream to play with and are an excellent balance of everything you would want in a ski. They haven't failed me yet, and I will gladly throw them under my feet whenever possible. I suggest doing the same.
+ very forgiving ski that allows you to escape trouble
+ easily the most versatile ski in Moment's line
- doesn't perform well in avalanche debris, sastrugi, and super wind-affected snow
- traversing across 35-degree ice fields can be difficult
- tails can hook in crust
Tip rocker decambered:
Tail rocker decambered: