This ski sits right in the middle of my top 5 powder skis for 2010/11. I prefer my pow skis mounted slightly back from center, and the asymmetrical rocker is perfect for that. I like trying to ski a field switch, or roll into mini-golf features switch/land switch (at least attempt to land haha) and this ski handles this type of skiing no problem. I would definitely recommend these.
I mounted this ski -4cm's from DEAD CENTER, giving me just barely more
nose. I found this mounting point made the ski extremely easy to
control, especially when riding switch in 2ft of pow or in a mixture of
1ft pow/tracked out shit. The rocker is dead on, not to much, not to
little. Provides for a very surfy ride that can turn quick if you want
Not the most stable on groomers, but thats not what this ski is designed for. Try it in the pow, you'll love it.
Overall I really enjoyed the design, the lack of a real 'tip' made nose-butter 360's in the powder almost effortless, and riding switch was surprisingly easy in pow.
100% worth it, if you looking for a pure powder ski. If your looking for a rockered ski that is versatile all over the mountain, go with something else.
185cm - perfect size for a powder ski for me with my height (6ft) and weight (190lbs).
The ski flex would be moderately stiff. 7 on a stiffness scale of 10, with 10 being a Kastle or Moment Garbones. Tails are firm, I had no problem pulling myself back up after landing backseat a couple times. Took them on a few jumps on ParkLane at Breck, definitely not what this ski was designed for but still had fun. I very much enjoyed the flex of this ski, had no difficulty popping of powder-moguls or smaller drops.
I don't intentionally ski over roots, sticks, rocks, etc... but for some reason it happens every time I ski. I've taken the POWDER shape from Boone out twice now, and have heard the tell-tale sound of my base making contact with something other than snow multiple times. I have yet to find a scratch worth repairing, and have had no damage to my edges yet.