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cobra_commanderIt’s an interesting ski. Really nose heavy. If you liked the pescado it’s probably not for you. I think the blister review is a bit respective of what they wanted the ski to handle like as opposed to what it is like.
Needs a decent amount of speed to come alive. The heavy tip is pretty cumbersome at slower speeds and sluggish to come around. Mounting at +1cm helps this a bit but still kinda weird for a tight radius, fish tailed ski from Eric Pollard. Playful isn’t a word I’d associate with this ski. Really high swing weight, heavily biased towards the tip.
The forma has a clean and engaged turn from initiation through finish and never really gets lost in the middle like some wider skis. While it can slash a turn it doesn’t feel natural. Medium radius turns at speed is where it’s happiest. Not super comfortable bases flat and will try and tell you to turn more. Really funky at first given the weight and constant desire for more speed. I’d say the design is really focused on emphasizing the turn sensation, at the cost of overall versatility.
it’s a fun resort powder ski but pretty niche in use and application. It wouldn’t be my only resort ski over 110. Lots of resort powder skis offer a more versatile performance spectrum.