I saw a couple of threads about these skis so I figuered someone would be happy about this
66 kg (145 pounds), 170 cm (5.6 feet), ski some comps, ski centered,
like to try jibby stuff sometimes, live in Revelstoke this season, blah
blah blah blah...
somewhat similar skis I've tried: Salomon Czar 182, Head Jimi 181 (last
year, before removed metal), Fat-ypus I-rock 186, Fat-ypus Alotta 180,
Hendryx Funkalistic 172, Hendryx Purple Haze 172 (with similar, I mean
playfull soft snow/allround skis)
181cm: 140-123-135, 24.9m turn radius, mounted on the line
Bases were super-dry, as in all white and I was very suspicious about
how the tip and tail would hold up. Skis are a lot stiffer than I
expected, tapered sections flex medium with the tail flexing a little
softer than the tip and most of the ski is actually pretty stiff. Much
stiffer than bc-jibbsticks usually are.
Woke up to a HUGE dump the morning after I got them and didn't know
what to expect. They skied like a dream, felt like home on them right
away, just clicked in and the next thing i knew I was throwing
3's/hand-drags of pillows and stomping drops like I had skied them for
a couple of weeks. Good float riding both forward and switch. Felt
comfortable with skiing fast trough trees and without hesitation taking
of cliffs with the same speed since it's really easy to dump speed on
them or just point them elsewhere.
Ok, so for the conditions and the usage they are designed for it's
really good but Moment says it will kill it more or less anywhere,
Since that supermegaawesome day in (early) january we haven't really had any real snowfalls so they have been tested properly.
In bounds supertrackedoutbulletproofmanhighmoguls:
Ok, there are few skis that makes this kind of skiing fun, this isn't
one of them, but they perform ok. There is some chatter but due to the
low-profile rocker they ski a lot better in these conditions then most
other fullrockerhightechfatskis. I grab my NT's without hesitation even
in these conditions.
Now try a pair and tell me this isn't cheating, set an edge and smile.
I'm pretty amazed how such a light ski can be this damp and stable even
though it's super playfull and makes me spin in all directions and
making hand-drags all over the place.
Mixed soft snow, aka good snow:
Holy cow, they slay it! Go fast, go jibby, go huge blah blah blah. Think it, do it.
Some of this goes for in bounds supertrackedoutbulletproofmanhighmoguls
aswell. They do this really good, but beware! Ski them centered or you
will get your ass kicked, if you attack your tips too hard you will
engage the tapered section and the skis goes the other way you are. Ski
them centered and they hold an edge like crazy and thanks to the width
you don't have to worry about booting out like on your skinny
Making turns like this is no problems on anything but pure ice (even though I ride other skis in the pic)
Really good in the air but they are too stiff for me to really do anything buttery.
All in all:
They deliver, stay centered with a good technique and you will be
rewarded with a great allround ski. My only real concern is that the
camber (flat part under foot) is kind of starting to give up on me and
both the tip and tail-rocker is starting to get under my bindings.
If this was my work of art I would change a couple of things:
I would make the flex more even from tip/tail to under foot with at
little softer tip to make them a tad jibbier (I'm not a jibber but I
think this would make a great ski a little better).
The tip/tail is really upturned and I think it will get a little more floatation with an EHP-ish tip/tail.
With a different shaped tip/tail they would probably need another shape on the ends (not the "cut off" one).
Make them with a little camber, as some of you others have, to prevent the rocker from going under foot.
These are just a couple of things I've been thinking of, maybe it would
make them better, maybe it would make them worse, I'm no ski-builder
but I do like to compare and think about designs.
Sorry for any bad spelling or grammar