• Ninthward Butterlicious 2007

      • Review by pianoman on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        I had a good time on these skis, but I would only recommend them if you are sponsored by Ninthward, because you're gonna need replacements quite often.

        Performance

        Solid ski for the most part. I hit mostly rails, and the only jumps I hit are 45 feet or less, but as far as I could tell they were good all around. I had good runs on groomers, and as far as all mountain goes they worked like you would expect any decent park ski to work.

        Design

        I was stoked on the design a lot. I loved how both skis were unique (one was black and the other was white) and the fact that the bases are black and green. As soon as I had these skis I could tell I'd like them because they were poppy and liberating compared to what I was riding beforehand (scratch pros that were way too small for me). Too bad the design came off easily though.

        Value

        The price would have been right if they had held up a lot longer. I was disappointed at the short life span of these skis.

        Fit

        The fit turned out well. I got them on the longish side for me, but I grew into them quickly and everything worked out.

        Characteristics

        The skis were stiffer than I expected, but still had a decent amount of flex in them. It ended up feeling like a pretty good balance for me. They have a wood core so they don't lose their integrity like I hear foam can.

        Durability

        These didn't hold up at all. Topsheet would come off very easily, and on the first few days of riding there would be a noticeable amount gone. If you have these skis make sure to cut off the tabs where the topsheet comes off early as to stop further peeling. These skis lasted me half a season, until one of them literally just snapped coming around on a 540 on a 40 foot jump in slushy spring condition. My ski was literally bent and the wood core was snapped from what seemed like a regular crash. I skied longer (it was the last day of the season anyways) and eventually my binding just ripped out of the broken ski. After seeing my friend's older models of these skis get trashed (to the point of core exposure) easily and what happened to mine, I lost my faith in the company. I want a ski that is fun but lasts longer than bubble tape.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Butterlicious
    • Manufacturer:
    • Ninthward
    • Year:
    • 2007
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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