the original ep's were far better than the opus. the opus just skis powder very well. the ep changed how you can ski it. i havent skiied anything as surfey and poppy in powder as the original ep's. you could actually do legit butters in like 2 feet of powder, like get the skis to actually flex a lot and BUTTER. now with the opus its like any other pow ski where you just drag your tips and rotate around.
and you could still charge and hit massive cliffs with them.
If i wanted a chargey mid-stiff pow ski i could look at any of the other million choices, the EP was actually the only ski like it. and fuck dual camber bullshit, completely ruins the surfey feel.