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^^Understatement of the century right there!
If you bought skis and they weren't ON3Ps, there's a solid chance you wasted your money.
Just got to try out my 12/13 186 BG Tours in the high greens this weekend. Best. Pow. Ski. Evar.
It really is. I mean, I've been on a ton of pow skis and I am a total gear whore but this ski has me completely baffled it's so perfect.
They somehow kept the playful, poppy, swively, fun pow ski and yet managed to give it real stability and manners at speed, even on hardpack! I was fucking flabberghasted. This weekend en route to some sidecountry, I actually made a few big, fast GS-type tuns on groomers in borrowed Dynafits for about two minutes (which blew my mind in how smooth and clean they operated)- got where I was going and realized I was only on step-in pressure and hadn't pulled up the toe levers at all in my haste to get moving.
That should tell you volumes about how well behaved they are on hardpack to those of you who know what that means. Previous generationd designs? I would have been tomahawking down the hill on the second turn like the jackass I was.
So yeah, I don't know how they did it but all that technojargon mumbojumbo actually translated into real world honest-to-God pants-jizzing on both ends of the snow spectrum. Mind = Blown. Bravo gentlemen. Bravo.