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I think the punx are such a sick ski. They are the funnest, toughest and most stompable ski I have ever used. In their domain, the park, they excel above and beyond your expectations.
I just want to confirm that this is a park specific ski and this review is only based on skiing it in the park and not all over the mountain (where it most definitely should not go)
This ski is simply amazing. Not only is it the most stable ski ever but it is the most playful ski I have skied on in a long time. They carve like a race ski even though they are mounted at center and can still hold an edge with beaten up edges.
I loved this years graphic. The graffiti looks super sick and if you look super close, in all the red there is a really intricate floral pattern that adds some class. The brass knuckles on the tail of the ski scratched off within about 2 or 3 weeks of skiing on em but its no big deal. The dimensions of this ski are super sick too. At 111-82-111 the skis is fairly skinny (which i like in a park ski) and it makes skiing switch and forwards a breeze.
I think the value of these skis is really good. I got a pro deal on them for just over 200$ but they retail at about 450$ which I think is really good for the level of ski that atomic put out.
I am 5'7" and I weigh about 180lbs and this year I skied on the 182 punx and I can tell you that I would never go shorter. Because it is center mounted, the ski will feel a lot shorter and the more tail you have for stability for switch skiing the better.
I think the flex on this ski is absolutely perfect. It is the most stable park ski I have ever skied yet it is still able to play around and you can really work it into butters. Right until the very tip and tail the ski is quite stiff and then it gets a nice soft flex right before the tip. Because it is a fully symmetrical construction, including the flex, the ski feels super stable riding switch and forwards and I have never felt more confident on a park ski. Another thing to add is that the ski has LOADS of camber which makes it have LOADS of pop. you get my point.
I am pretty sure that this year I put my skis through more abuse than any other season by hitting more big jumps and rails than before and I have never had a ski that looked this good at the end of a season. Other than a ton a scratches on the top sheet, I have the same camber as the start of the year, maybe one or two minor chips on the side walls and no cracks in my edges. I would say that I skied over 80 days on these skis this year and I will most likely be able to ski another 80 on them next season.