i would say that this is a step higher for quality than the anthem, they dont fall apart, and come in more varied sizes. i would recomend this to anybody, but keep in mind that this carves like a symetrical ski, and if youre a bit heavier like me, the flex may be a bit too soft
if your doing a lot of jibs this is a fun buttery ski and the width feels nice. if your a better skier than me you'll probably enjoy this ski on the jumps more than i do, i often land a little off with my spins and they tend wash out easily
im not a huge fan of the graphics, but thats not why i got them. the cap and sidewall is a cool idea i i would rather them go with all cap.
for 400$ they were a little pricey for an anthem-like ski, but i dont feel ripped off,
the 184 measueres like a true 184, it's good to have a soft symetrical ski a little longer.
soft, anthem soft. they are realy buttery and playfull on the rails, but the softness sucks if you land a little backseat or front seat if your switch,
i think white bases are a dumb idea, cuz if you hit a rail that has a coulored paint, or dirt, the color rubs on to the base, right now my bases have black,red and blue horizontal lines on my bases. edges have minimal chipping after a couple months of rail abuse, but after doing a tail tap on a metal pole the edge got pushed in a bit topsheets chip very easily, and in a couple places i can begin to see the wood core beneath layers of material. i one spot an the tips, the top sheat is pealing right off. bases as i said, like to absorb color. and are not the most durable, i have a couple of realy deep gashes, but no core shots, then again, i rarley wax my skis.
I really enjoyed riding these skis. They are next years skis and so far what i have seen wth these and the bentchetlers I am superimpressed. I will be looking foward to riding these skis all next year. They do great in the park and excellent in Backcountry Jumps.