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Super sick in every aspect. Wicked stable when charging, more fun skiing switch than my last pair of center mounts, which is probably the biggest reason i like em.
Id probably go easy on the "simon dumonts" on the topsheets and bases (like 800 fewer). A little too over the top and arrogant for my liking, but at least the 2010 model is toned down a bit.
Got em used and had to re-drill for my bindings, which I really didnt have a problem with because they were dirt cheap in good condish. Theyre pretty averagely priced normally tho, but id say theyre worth it.
I got 171s, and theyre perfect.
Pop galore. So much fun nollie-ing on rollers, and enough life inside them to hold a ripping edge on hardpack (forward and switch). Reeeeally nice on landings too.
So far so good, I have like 15 days or so on them and a handful of park laps. Contrary to popular belief they havent blown out yet (like many have seen with 09 suspects and dumonts), but by the end of the season id imagine theres gonna be a couple of edge cracks, as many park skis see.
These are a damn fine ski. Would be a 10, but for that they would need to have more of a flex. These skis are amazing, and you will not be dissapointed with them, atleast I am not. So if you have the money, or you want the product, go for it!
These skis perform flawlessly. I take them in the park everyday, and the pop they give you is amazing. They launch you off jumps, and stomp landings in all sort of conditions. I have had no problems with rail slides on them to this date. Becuase they are so stiff, I can take them anywhere on the mountain, and they seem to adjust to the type of skiing and skiing conditions you are experiencing because they are great.The only problem is power, I tried skiing some 7-12" east coast powder, and I was not to happy. They really did want to dip under, and it took a lot of work to keep them from doing just that, so you may definitley want another ski if you will be skiing a lot of power.
They are not to heavy at all, so that is great. The graphics are pretty cool, the only thing I do not like is they have a picture of Simon Dumont, with a corwn above his head, and a blank face so you can draw it in if you want. Im in the process of looking for the perfect sticker to put on him, and i think meat heads would be nice.
I did not buy them for $600, much less acutally so I think I got the much better end of the deal. If you have an extra $100 laying around then definitley go for these, but if not, then just buy the Suspects.
I am 5' 6''-5' 7'', 140 pounds. I got the 171 cm. The fit is perfect. They come up between my nose and my fore head, which is perfect for me.
This is a pretty damn stiff ski. Due to the double edge armour, and the full wood core, you need to throw those nose butter pretty hard.
The durability of these skis, for me atleast has been very nice. Only 1 chip, and that was from catching my back ski on the beginning of a rail. I ski on them everyday, since mid December, and they are in near perfect condition. Because of the glassy top sheet, scratches are pretty noticable, and latley I have noticed a few "stress fractures" (not sure if its the right word, but someone made a thread about them on their suspects) but they have affected the ski and skiing in no way. The double edge armour makes the edges 25% stronger, and I can not say if it make a difference or not, but no blown out edges thus far so that is always a good sign.