Customer service was excellent. Jared from Fat-ypus answered my emails completely in a very timely manner, generally under two days.All in all this is an excellent charging ski, with a forgiving playful side. Compared to other skis i've tried, it's a blend of Blizzard's The Answer and Volkl's Katana, with a hint of the Atomic Blog's pop and playfulness. Quite the perfect combination. And the topsheet has a narwal. I really recommend it!
GroomedThe D-Sender held up very well on groomed runs, without tip or tail flap. It was very stable throughout, and I only felt somewhat of a speed limit on very icy slopes. It carves well, and gives the option of slarving as well.PowderI love the D-Sender in pow! There isn't really a speed limit, and it floats like a beast! Any type of turn is possible. Nuff said.Heavy PowderYay I love Cascade Concrete! Not. However, in this tricky snow condition, the D-Sender powers through it well, better at higher speeds. With this ski, fast is the way to go.CliffsThe D-Sender descends cliffs like a boss. It's forgiving, so slight backseat (SLIGHT) landings don't kill you. But centered is better. So far I've stomped 20 feet without serious problems.CrudAgain, the D-Sender does better faster, but can handle all of the beautiful crud Crystal Mountain has to offer with ease. This is where the D-Sender's rocker becomes very helpful, and I was really impressed.TricksI wouldn't call this a freestyle ski by any means, but its a quite light ski, so 180s off little bumps is no problem. I've also experimented skiing switch, which the D-Sender does quite easily.
The design is awesome. Just look at the pictures.Topsheetwww.fatypus.comBase
This ski retails at $750, comperable to other big mountain skis, and is worth every penny.
5'8''145lbsSki Aggressively and will be entering in a big mountain comp this yearI ski Crystal MountainThis was the prefect size for me.
184cm Fat-ypus D-Sender144-112-130The ski has a medium stiff flex throughout, with a slightly stiffer tail. this allows the ski to remain very stable, yet there is some playfulness and forgiveness in the ski as well.The ski has some tip and minor tail rocker, which adds maneuverability to a ski with low sidecut and gives strong crud and variable snow performance.www.fatypus.com
After over ten days skiing in low snow conditions on extremely rocky faces, my D-Senders have some scratches on the bases. Considering what terrain I was skiing, this is minimal damage.Also the topsheets have some scratches, but no chipping, and the sidewalls are holding up well.This ski is extremely durable.