I have skied these in every condition from groomers, crud, windblown pow, light Montana blower snow and heavy knee deep wet (PNWish) snow. I couldnt believe how well they got around. I had no problem reaching high speeds in any of these conditions and found no speed limit even on the groomers. The only time I wanted to switch to a different ski was in moguls and for park. These skis do fine on the few jumps I have used them on but I don't want to try rails on them.
Powder is what these are made for. They float like no one's business and I had no trouble reverting to fakie at high speeds, making a few turns and reverting back. 180s off of natural features and drops into pow was no problem either.
These skis are like a Hellbent with half the weight and twice the pop. My pair is extremely soft and poppy which is characteristic of the bamboo core. The only design flaw are the exposed bamboo sidewalls. These were only around for the first round of prototypes, the next round of skis will have P-Tex sidewalls so this will no longer be an issue.
Graphics were done by Matty Jeronimo (Freezed) and are very sick.
These skis were such a steal that I had to spend a night in jail. Scott (Iggyskier) and the rest of PNW ON3P crew put in countless hours staying up all night at times to get all the skis done. If I could have I would have been there helping.
These skis are 191 cm long but with the tip and tail and tip and tail rocker (35 cm x 2.5cm) The running length is 92 cm. There is minimal underfoot camber. I have these mounted at -3 from center which is the recommended mounting point. Needless so say they like to go backwards as well as forwards and are very easy to revert.
Minimal carbon and a bamboo core make for a very soft, buttery, yet very poppy and responsive ski.
These skis were constructed with care and it shows. The base is very tough. I have nailed two rocks that would have easily been a core shot on a lot of skis but the thick base they used so far has not been penetrated. The top sheet is holding up well and I havent experienced any peeling. The sidewalls require some maintenance but as I said earlier this will not be an issue for the production line.
All in all, I had the most fun I've ever had on these skis.
And I'd like to say that they have made me a better skier.
Really fast, stable at high speeds, good at skiing switch and very
floaty. It's also nice to know that p18s eject.
When I first clicked into them I was a little worried, actually, the
entire way up to the mountain I was terrified that these skis were
going to own me, however, I ended up just clickingÂ in and going.
They're super easy to move around and are very turny for a ski of this
size and weight. Dangling off of one foot, the ski feels heavier than most when turned form side to side but on the ground, they just went. no
effort necessary, just point and go.
I was skiing mostly fresh, deep snow with little to no base so I was
worried about hitting bottom and getting core shots but the base seems
to be very durable. I even went for a tree ride as one of the powder
runs had much much less snow than I had anticipated and it left me with
no other option of getting out. The bases are super fast and the edges
hold on cattracks and groomers on the way back to the lift as well.
In powder, these things are a dream. They are super poppy and float
through the air like no one's business. They are easy to spin (haven't
tried past 5) and absolutely rediculous skiing backwards. I sent the
biggest 1 of my life into deep and these things carried me right out of
it and reverted very well. The swing weight doesn't seem to affect
flipping/going upside down very much but then again I only did a few
lincons into powpow.
Stability: are the most stable skis out of anything I've ever ridden. I
can mach through the steepest chop pow and skid out pow and they love
it. They can take big turns with little problem holding edge. There is
very little tip chatter at high speeds and they don't seem to have a
speed limit, but I didn't test that to their full extent yet.
Groomers aren't bad. Not enjoyable but not bad. These skis aren't too fond of groomers.
Super sick graphic design by Matty Jeromino (Freezed)
These were literally a steal :)
191cm with 35cm x 2.5 cm tip/tail rocker. Running length ~92cm
Reminiscent of the original seth pistol with more carbon fiber for extra popiness