They are great skis. On an intellectual level, I know they are great skis. But as i mentioned before, I didn't love them. They weren't the right ski for me so I've given them an 8, even though I sort of know they are worth more.
I quite liked the ski.
Piste/Groomers: They carved very well for such a fat ski, better than any other wide ski I've been on (EPs, Hellbents, JJs, Chopstick, S7). Much less tip chatter than any of the others I mentioned.
Park: Not exactly what they are designed for but actually the swingweight is pretty light, they are pretty solid on landings. I didn't exactly push it on them but they were fine for what I did do. Edges are pretty thin though so I can't see them holding up long on rails.
Pow: Obviously these are a pow ski and that is where they excel. It isnt quite the same unsinkable feel as EP Pros and Hellbents but they still kill the deep stuff. The solid flex made them plenty of ski for me to charge on Much more solid on drops and lighter swingweight off booters than other pow skis too. That puts them above any of the other pow skis I've ridden in terms of pure performance.
However, I didn't love them. I rode them for about 3 months probably one in every two days during that time. Come march (mid season in europe really) I sold them and switched back to EP Pros. Despite being a better performing ski, they lacked the fun factor that I got on EPs. They just weren't as playful, they didn't make me love skiing on them.
I liked the graphic but didn't love it. I never really know what to say about design.
I can't remember what I paid for them, I got a good discount. They are a comparable price to similar skis so they are good value, being that from a purely performance point of view. I would say they are the best i've ridden. I'd like to try the Line Opus though.
I'm about 5'9 and around 140lbs. I got the 183 and they were the perfect size. I mounted mine at -1.5cm from true centre, seemed like the perfect spot to me.
Compared to what I'm used to, they are a fairly stiff ski. I'm more used to riding soft skis (EP Pro, Elizabeth, SFB). In terms of a full range of skis they are more of a mid flex. The flex is fairly even throughout the ski, with the tip, underfoot and tail all being medium flex.
Bomber. The construction of these skis seemed really good to me. All the time i rode them i hit rocks, trees etc. No major base damage, solid skis. Topsheet seemed durable too.
Quite possibly my favorite ski of all time, from the moment I finished my first run on the Bent ChetlerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s I knew I was done with one night stands and had found the love of my life.
On top of its
dreamlike qualities in the deep stuff, this powder hound is also the best rocker of the bunch on the groomed in my
opinion, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve skied on a lot of them.
You can never go wrong with hand drawn and hilarious Japanese-inspired graphics :)
With just the right width, rocker and flex, this ski gives me everything I want in the pow and I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to work for it, or think about it.
Thanks for creating something thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s made me love skiing that much more Chris.
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