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These skis will be soon recognized as one of the greatest charging skis out there. They barrel through anything, are absorbant and yet lively at the same time, and the sharp graphics make it only better. Amazing.
There are a few things I really like about my Wrenegades.
Skis often times are either loose and very lively (like an SFB) or stiff and feel almost dead they absorb so much vibration (EHP 190). I don't like either with the exception of soft in nothing but pow, and these strike a perfect balance of resilience and energy. I can straightline mogul fields or sun cups with no to very little chatter, but the ski still can pump energy out of turns, in powder, and off jumps like a buttery park ski. Frankly, I don't quite get how the feeling is achieved, but it makes for the perfect charging ski, and they ski like nothing else I've ever ridden.
A fairly long sidecut, but they are built for big turns.The rocker allows them to turn like a shorter ski on hard snow, but tight trees in deep pow might be a little interesting. We'll see on that.
The camber is perfect. The ski has a 15cm by 1.5 cm tip rocker, with a flat underfoot and tail. This allows for a stable platform underfoot, and a tip that runs over everything (reminiscent of the old Dynaster 4x4 tips, those things were HUGE). Death cookies, trees, wind buff, and slush are no match for them.
The rocker also allows the ski to have less running area in the tip on hard snow ( as some of it is obviously curved off the snow), meaning that it skis with about an equal amount of edge fore and aft, and doesn't feel ungainly. When the snow is deeper, the rocker allows for the extra float in front needed to keep your tips up and you in the fronts of your boots.
Original graphics by Matty Jeronimo (freezed). So sick. Super pleased.
Specs: 191 cm 141-113-128 15cm by 1.5cm tip rocker Turn radius: 32m or so
Bamboo core, 4000 series limited edition base (all others will be black to my knowledge).
Skis similar to this, like those made by Kingswood in New Zealand at the rate of a couple of pairs a week, go for $1200 and higher.
The workmanship is quality, and totally a steal in comparison.
They measure 191cm from tip to tail in a straight line, with a total length of 195cm. along the base. I mounted 8.5cm back from true center, which seems to be a good place as I am not doing much fakie skiing on these, and lots of tip is useful at high speed. I also skied an initial pair mounted at 7.5cm back from true center, and wouldn't suggest going much further forward than that.
They are a bit taller than I am, but honestly, the extra ski makes it that much more fun.
I would say these are in the medium-stiff category. The core is
slightly thicker in this pair to to keep it stiff enough to crush
suncups and stay stable at high speeds, but they are still very lively
and bounce-able in soft snow.
The tip is softer than the tail,
to allow the rocker to do its work of running over anything and
everything in its path. There is plenty of backseat to stomp cliffs and
landings as well, and the fact that it is flat minimizes the wheelies
that come with rocker in the tail.
Great durablity so far. Minor chips in the top sheet, but to be expected.