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Volkl Bridge – 177 cm – midsole mount (back some): This replaces the Karma, but the Karma it is not. It is wider and felt softer. The Bridge was a fun 50-50 (park/mtn) ski. It skied switch quite well for having such a short tail. The ski skis similar to the Karma, but is slower edge to edge and doesn’t hold an edge as well. The ski held and edge quite well but I could push it too far and chatter/wash out, the Karma never did. The ski also felt a little on the heavy side, but not bad.
Final Thoughts: Pretty good all mountain twin, but I felt
there was better for my skiing style.
Defiantly not a bad ski by any means but, as I said, it’s not the Karma.
I really liked the Rossignol Brigade. Here is what I wrote:
Rossignol Brigade (Old Scratch BC) – 185 cm – mounted about Modern (side-cut center): One of the most improved skis from last year. They have stiffened it up quite a bit. The ski holds an edge really well and carves the hard pack really well. It also skis switch fantastically. I really like the ski as an out West all mountain do-it-all. The ski feels like a slightly toned down MSP.
Graphics: Nothing special, simple and clean
Final Thoughts: I would rather ski the Brigade than the
Bridge. It is a great all-mountain
ski. Not sure if it will sell here in
The 4Frnt MSP also rocks.
4FRNT MSP – 181 cm – mounted at midsole: This is a great one-ski quiver ski. Holds an edge really well. Loves to go fast and do big turns. Only downside is that it isn’t as versatile in turn shape as other skis (Magfire 12 and other mid-fats). This was one of my favorites of the day.
Graphics: Some of the best I’ve ever seen.
Final Thoughts: I really, really like this ski. I could see it replacing my Monster 82s. It kills it all mountain and should be pretty good in the park. It is really stable and strong going really fast.I used to race and ski fast and hard. Hope this helps.