shin-bangIts probably just because i suck at skiing. I always found them cumbersome in tight places and took extra effort to get the noses where you want. Its just a super driven ski. If im on the caylors its a lot better. note: the caylors are mounted at -2.5 from center and have basically round edges. So theyre super easy to pivot, slarve and slash in the trees and just about everywhere. for the billy goat it seems like its the mount point that causes them to feel that way (-10cm if im not mistaken). thats my only complaint about them tho. give the BGs room to run and you can ride those noses all day long without a worry.
I Have owned all 3. I have also owned Caylors.
My thoughts. Magic J is fun, but I had no confidence with the ski at speed in PNW chop. Maybe if I was Tanner Hall, but I'm not. I ditched the ski pretty quick.
BG I feel needs room to run, and for it to really come alive in tree's you need speed. It absolutely demolishes crud. It's probably one of the best fall line, tree ski's when you have the speed.
Caylor, J11X has a touch less confidence at high speed than the BG, but comes alive better at slower speeds. Obviously more playful than the BG. I have had some of the best days of my life on snow on Caylors/Jeffery. FWIW I also daily a J108, and will be getting the next iteration of the Jeffery at it's widest waist.
Note: I mount all my ON3P's on the recommended line.