so im looking for a new pow ski for next season. i have narrowed my choices down to donner party's or flyswatters. i live in washington so i get alot of pow days but also quite a few icy days. i know that flyswatters do reeealy well on groomers and crud and also kill it in powder, but every review i have read on donner party's say that they are the best pow ski ever. im 5'11 160lbs, love big hucks. i would not like to hear any other suggestions on skis. +K for help.
i have skied the ARG's for the past 3 years in washington, idaho, and california. THe ARG's are EXACTLY the same as the donner parties. on fressh snow of 6+ inches there is no better ski. in pow with some tracks init, the ski's are awsome. anything after that, and they are straight up a pain to ski. I found myself switching skis at around 10:30-11:30 on pow days. Especially in the PNW when cut up pow sets up quickly these skis can be really rough. on flat groomers they are actually really fun, you cant carve but its a fun feeling to slide on these.
Moral of the story: if you only plan on skiing virgin/virginish pow, these will skyrocket your confidence and legitamatley make you a better skier who will step into gnarlier pillow lines/chutes etc than you've skied before. i personally think they are worth it. make sure you get some burly bindings and plan on slaying, and charging aggressivly for a few hours, and then switching to your other skiis by midday.
also because they are sooo fat underfoot, they dont sink as much as other skis do in pow, so be prepared to STOMP your landings, so real need to lean back a little on landings as you can stomp the piss out of drops and such. any other questions PM me.
Sagging pants, wide stance, fat skis, powder in trees, corked three's with steeze.
^^thats what i like to hear! +K!! i want to hear more about landing big stuff because i feel like with a smaller tail on a reverse skis, if you land backseat you would potentially not pop out of it?? yes/no?