First of I bought these skis because right when I became a skier Sean Petite was ripping these and I though Sean, and the graphics on these skis were the greatest things ever. Fast forward a few years and I actually own these skis. I will admit, they did not give me the skills of Sean.
I found them too soft for the snow I get here at schweitzer, sure they are fun, but they also require so much work that I did not really love skiing pow on them. What I did love using them for was park. i don't like skiing park and I don't like park skis. These changed my attitude, they love to lazily press and slather their way through the park. On these skis you don't look at the park the same way, now I feel like Fujas as I gape my way through the park. If 180's are your favorite trick and IDEA is your favorite movie these planks are for you.
The Hellbent is the ski to eat all skis in the pow (especially with a psychotic clown on the topsheet). I'll admit that I'm not a supreme charger of big lines, so I can't say how those ride in that arena, as my style of riding the deep stuff is a lot more playful, in the trees, trying to go backwards and jumping off of everything in sight. With a ton of rocker and width, this bad boy is just a down right treat to ride in the pow-pow. I wouldn't highly recommend them in the park, but thatâ€™s not what this monster is for. This is for down and dirty deep-asspow, and if you want to channel your inner Nimbusâ€¦you'll be loving life.