Title says it all. I got a pair last season based on the dimensions alone, and I must say GODDAMN. Those guys at ON3P hit this one outta the park. I've literally been waiting years for someone to make a ski with these dimensions and rocker profile, and I'm just real stoked a ski manufacturer finally came through for me.
You may ask yourself, where the hell does capurnicus even ski at and how do I know what he even does with these skis? How do I know this isn't stupid advice from a retard. Well let me tell you, I am kinda retarded but I also skied literally everything on these fuckers. Every single condition you can have on a mountain or city or whatever you call the muddy fucking mess that is Vermont in May. I skied bullet proof ice on a 300 vertical hill. I skied 40 days of park at Mount Snow. I skied champagne pillows at Brighton and jumped off everything in sight at Alta (minus divingboard and those other big ones). I skied true sierra cement at Mammoth in late March and slid handrails in Boston when it pooped snow. I honestly put these skis on my feet and subjected them to anything and everything for 6 months.
Now you may ask yourself “how can one pair of skis do all that?” The answer is I don’t know, but they did. The most amazing part is not only did they suffice in all conditions, they fucking SLAYED in all conditions. I’m one hundred percent serious when I say they were the best park skis AND the best pow skis I’ve ever ridden. On a pristine 24 inch pow day in Utah, I returned to the car to shed my Benchetlers and grab the Jeffreys (no offense Chris, you’re skis aren’t bad). On a sunny park day in Vermont, I headed back to turn in my Kung Fujas’s for my beloved Jeffreys.
At this point you’re likely thinking “this kid is either dumb or high”. I may be both, but hear me out on this one. I’ve been riding wider skis in the park for a bit, so I kinda had that one under my belt, but I’m telling y’all this is the perfect park width. Landings are super stable on the 110 waist, but they’re not at all hard to throw around quick even when spinning lipslide into down rails. The rocker profile and lightweight construction actually make for a surprisingly agile yet stable park ski. In the pow I expected to sink a bit more than I otherwise would on my bentchets, but was pleasantly surprised to find that they floated wonderfully but weren’t at all a pain to rip bumps after the storm got skied out.
I’m still a little confused as to how they managed to kill so hard in such various conditions, but I was definitely stoked on not having to carry two pairs of skis around the country. I have a theory: the more you ski on one single pair of skis, the better you ski. When you can rely on a single pair of skis for everyday on the mountain, they essentially become an extension of your body and that’s a beautiful thing.
In the sake of shameless self-promotion and to prove I’m not completely full of shit, check me riding my lovely Jeffreys at about 1:18 - vimeo.com/59716972