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Superb ski. So much fun it almost asks you to take a look at skiing in a more creative way. A jibbers delight fused with a ski that can land. I would recommend it to a friend.
The performance of these park sticks was awesome. Light, poppy and really playful for jibs and also very manoeverable on rails. Stable enough on jumps to give you confidence for whatever kind of ride-a-way you're into.
As for outside the park, on hardpack they can hold an edge surprisingly well, but beware of chatter and some instability at high speeds. Out in the trees and the bumps, the skis were forgiving and easy to weave a line in tight situations.
Sexy-looking beasts in my mind. I devote part of my free time to staring aimlessly and lovingly at these rockered badasses.
Wood cores, can't go wrong. 22.1 meter turn radius, it likes going straight. And the rocker. Beautiful. Helps ride over any nasty stuff on the gound and provides an enjoyable float for those Ontario powder days. Most of all, it makes sure I don't catch my skis whilst eagarly spinning off jumps, avoiding possible embarrassing situations. But really, no catch and easy spinning on rails is great.
Most definitely worth the money. In the end, I believe that the cost came out to around $700 CND. Not the cheapest park skis by any means, but the quality shows with the use and satisfaction I got from them.
I really liked the size of the ski. I prefer a ski a bit longer than normally recommended, so the 181s were a great fit for my 5'10"ish frame. The rocker makes the running surface of the ski significantly shorter, making high speeds on hardpack that much more interesting. As for riding the park or "variable terrain", it fit like a glove for my skiing style.
The ski is on the softer side of the flex scale. Stiff enough to handle the landing of most any jump, but definitely not something to drop cliffs of decent size with. Consistant flex throughout the ski, for a predictable reaction of the entire ski.
There were only a few problems that I ran into in this area. The first was a heelpiece pull-out, although it was not unexpected based on the abuse delivered to those skis (point proven by the shattered heli-coils thereafter). The only other issue was minor topsheet chipping.
I absolutely fell in love with this ski in only 2 days. Super playful, buttery and fun. Although I only skied them for 2 days of Summer skiing at mount Hood. I can't wait to ski them this year and see how they do in the trees and on powder, more of an all-mountain environment.
Also make sure to check out my video in the comments section to see how these skis perform flexibility wise.
They performed extraordinary. By far the most fun ski i have ever been on. I am pretty positive after only 2 days on these that I'm never going to buy another park ski. Super fun just to cruise down on, popping and flexing and buttering off of everything. One thing that is very different about this ski though is just the way they ski. I have never skied a rockered ski, and it makes a big difference on carving. I still am not used to them, but making carves was definitely harder on these. That is one set back if you like making hard turns down the groomers.
I liked how these skis are built. The rocker is awesome. The second i got on them they just felt like a fun ski. Everything you do on them is fun because they are so goddamn playful. Not a huge sidecut, but they are wider and a tad longer than my old AR6's and feel wider and bigger. I weighed them and they are the same weight, but they feel great.
One thing about these skis is that they are very expensive for a park ski. You can get Line Afterbangs for 300 bones, while picking up these for a little over double that price. I bought mine for 625 pre-ordered with free shipping. They also let me use a pair of demo skis for a Hood trip free of charge. Even without all of that though i would say it's worth it. These skis are absolutely incredible.
The ski comes in 181 and 171. I bought the 181 and I am around 5' 9". They are a great fit. They feel like a bigger ski than my last 176 AR6's, but it feels good. With the rocker you don't want to go a little bigger than you normally would. I haven't hit anything large yet, but I can see them getting a little scary at high speeds if they are a smaller ski.
The flex on the Reno Rocker is great with the rocker on it. It isn't a large amount of rocker as you can see in the photo. It also doesn't feel like a super flexible ski when you grab it. But once you get these on your feet and on the snow the rocker does wonders. It turns into a jibbin and playin machine. My last skis were AR6's and these definitely are more flexy and playful. It feels like a different kind of flex though. It's snappy. You can just pull back on the tails and pop. Makes just skiing down the mountain fun, just popping off of anything. Check my video to see what butters are like (I learned to carve into them on 2 days on these skis).
They seem like they could take abuse, although I can't really vouch for that as I only rode them for 2 days. There was some pretty bad top sheet chipping going on, but these are demos and i talked to Moment and they said that the new skis have that fixed.