so im looking for a new pow ski for next season. i have narrowed my choices down to donner party's or flyswatters. i live in washington so i get alot of pow days but also quite a few icy days. i know that flyswatters do reeealy well on groomers and crud and also kill it in powder, but every review i have read on donner party's say that they are the best pow ski ever. im 5'11 160lbs, love big hucks. i would not like to hear any other suggestions on skis. +K for help.
they stomp big airs great...and if you do land backseat, which you shouldn't with these skis, they kinda fly out in front of you, and then come right back under you. its hard to describe, but you feel in complete control the entire time. the skis are stiff, and even though they are reverse/reverse they will not fold on you, like almost everyother RR or rockered ski will. they are the best skis for anything in deep snow. but if you plan on using these skis all day long, i would recomend something more versatile.
these do absolutely kill it for those looking to charge and ski agressivly, or get jibby in the deep soft stuff.
Sagging pants, wide stance, fat skis, powder in trees, corked three's with steeze.
ive hit around 35-40 and they were awesome! the rocker is more gradual than a hellbent or something so the tail is still there if you need it. but they feel like your landing on big pillows. amazing feeling. and like the guy above me said, you can get backseat or something and you kindof just pop right back up.
"the things i would do to that girl" - Jeff Schmuck
i have hellbents and i like soft skis, but i also like stiff skis. the hellbents are 169 though which is a bit small so they are now my beater and park skis. BUT i cant bring 2 skis up with me so i think flyswatters would be a better option for me because getting out to the bc, the groomed runs out there get really icy and i feel like rr skis like donners would not like ice.