Preorder's will be shipped by the end of November, but you may get your skis earlier. As long as you arent ordering Billy Goats, we can probably get your order out with the rest of the presales.
As for the rocker inhibiting performance on groomers, the prototype I was riding much of last year was a bit bigger and had a bit more rocker than the production model this year, and even then, groomers were a blast. Its not at all like a crazy Hellbent rocker, the skis just dont chatter like that, which I attribute to the core material we use (bamboo). Overall, they really surprised me with their 'skiability' when not in deep snow. Then again, I've been liking wider and wider skis as the years pass.
Durability wise, the prototype from last year held up amazingly well, and we didnt even use real sidewalls (which we are doing this year, no more varnish!). Handcrafted production will ensure that every ski is up to our exact specifications and (rather high) standards of quality before we pack it and give it a tearful farewell.
And yeah, I do work for ON3P (in the factory right now), so yeah, I'm a little biased. But hey, any other questions, PM me, I'll be making the pair you are considering buying.
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