I have always thought that the jibs looked like a promising ski, but there is a lot of hate toward the durability of them. The 2013 model has been made much more solid looking with thicker base+edges so I just wanted to find out if they have been fixed and if they are really worth it.
I have last year's and I really like them. I totally recommend them purely as a park ski; they're not the greatest all mountain ski, but that's not what they're designed for. The only reason I say this is that they have a pretty heavy camber, which makes them great for carving, ollies, butters, etc., but also makes them a little more difficult in choppy snow. With that said you can make any ski work anywhere, and have a good time regardless of design.
Also, the sidecut is great--a little more like a slalom ski than my previous pair. It took a little to get used to, but they're great for carving into a spin off the lip and just ripping around the mountain.
I've skied them pretty hard since February (5+ days per week) and have had no problems. As far as I can tell they're pretty durable, but only time will tell.
Bottomline: fun, buttery, light, flexy park ski. Recommended for purely park skiing; I might go elsewhere if you're looking for more of a one-ski quiver though. If you're in the east/midwest you'll more than likely be fine with just this ski, though.
great to have a review on them k++ and how big are you? I like to be able to hit bigger jumps as previously noted and like a stiffer ski for that (or atleast more stable) and yeah I live on the ice coast so it sounds good so far. only thing now is to find out how the flex is
I'm 5'6 135ish with the 171s. they hold up fine for me on big jumps (60ish). I really like how I can get out on the tips/tails buttering or ollieing and get good pop back on em. like I said they get beat around by choppy snow, especially late season rutted-out slush lips, but whatev most skis that don't aren't the best park skis.
Moment jibs are dope super good pop and they are light and playful. If you want something that is a even more playful go with the moment vice IMO it is the best park ski ever made, but if you don't like the idea of having a rockered park ski the Jib is still super prime