Alright ski, had a lot of trouble with binding tearouts and they eventually snapped behind the hellpiece. Biggest dislike about skiing them was how heavy they were, but if you mount them with some jesters or griffons they'll probably be cool. Other than that they were soft flexing and fun.
The skis have very little sidecut and a really soft flex, so any sort of carving on them was mediocre, especially after the edges were dulled from rails. This made them good on sketchy landings and butters in the park though, because it was hard to catch an edge. Typical noodly park ski, pretty fun. Didn't mind them outside the park unless I was skiing a lot of pow, which doesn't really happen on the EC. The biggest thing I didn't like about them was how heavy they were, especially since mine had rossignol bindings. Didn't really notice until I skied my friends chronics and spinning was super easy and quick.
Graphics are pretty weak in my opinion. Next years are straight fugly though.
Got them for 350 around september last year. Pretty good value, considering a lot of the skis I'm considering for next year are around 650-700 retail (Nordica, Volkl, Armada).
They are very long for their size in cms. My 179s were as long as my 186 liberty hazmats and much longer than my old 179 PEs, oddly. This was part of the reason I bought them, cause I'm 6'3''. Hazmats skied a lot longer though because they were stiffer and not centermounted.
Really soft in both tip and tails, which made them pretty fun for butters. Never really had much trouble on backseat landings with them washing out or anything. Much more poppy and fun than my public enemies from the year before as well.
No edge cracks for me because I don't hit a lot of rails. My friend who has them had a few though, and lost a bit of edge underfoot. At some point in the early season my tip rockered pretty bad. Both my heelpieces ripped out, one twice (despite helicoils, the second time), which says something about k2s cores. One pullout got caught on tape and its pretty funny, check my videos if you want to see it. Skis eventually snapped in the tail, and have yet to be warranted. I'll post wether they get replaced or not, but I doubt it because I hit rails with them. So durability was pretty shitty.
This is a great ski. If your looking for a ski that will last you 2+ seasons, i suggest you get these skis. They are great for the whole mountain, and handle very well for being center mounted. Edges are bombproof as well. Awesome ski with a perfect medium flex, with lots of pop. I love these skis.
These skis are really nice. They hold up great and perform awesome. Perfect flex and can take on the whole mountain, but is amazing in the park and groomers.
I love the design. Ryan Schmies did an excellent job and it looks really cool. The bases really pop as well, and the lime green sidewalls are really cool.
The ski shop screwed up on my Fujatives so i got these skis for absolutely free. They sell for $400 on most sites, and i would say that's a good deal.
Being 5'8 130 lbs. i got the 169s. They seems pretty good at center mount and got used to them right away. I'm happy with the size considering i think they measure to about 174.
This ski has a nice medium flex, with lots of pop. Good for presses, but holds up well on jumps and doesn't wash out at all.
They are holding up pretty good. Top sheet chips a little bit, but nothing as bad as I've seen from other brand skis.