• Boone Underdogs 2010

      • Review by Bill.Nye on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        I would buy these skis again, but I don't think you can get them anymore. I give them a nine because they could do better on ice, but you might sacrifice some performance in the powder if they did, and they're made for powder.

        Performance

        Awesome in bottomless powder. They are wide enough (140/118/138) to have great float and the combination of zero camber underfoot and a 40/30 rocker (tip and tail) design keeps them from sinking but doesn't push the snow. They are almost symmetrical so riding them switch in pow is a breeze. The tails have the same rocker as the tips so they float perfectly in switch. They float just the right amount to let you get down into it a little or pop out of the powder when you want, just shift your weight a little. The gentle rocker is just right. On hard packed groomers they still do OK so long as you keep the edges in good shape. I have only slid out on them once and it was on a steep icy slope where I was trying to make GS turns. On anything other than ice I can make GS turns. They perform AWESOME in late season slush. I love skiing them in the trees because they turn so well in powder, especially when center mounted.

        I have Look PX18s on them, which are pretty heavy, but the skis themselves are not very heavy. They are constructed from bamboo.

        Design

        Boone offered this same ski with different graphics, and I chose these because they were my favorite. The bases are red and look sick IMO.




        Value

        They cost me $450, which is pretty decent for a powder ski.

        Fit

        They are 185cm long and I think it's just right for me (6'1" 185). I have them center mounted.

        Characteristics

        Good for a powder ski. Flexible enough to be fun but still enough to charge.



        Durability

        Boone gets a lot of hate for their skis falling apart, but when I read about people's experiences I see that they usually have the park or all mtn ski. I don't know if there is a construction difference between those skis and this ski or if I just got lucky with my pair, but they've held up as well or better than I would expect them to. I also know a few other people with this ski and they don't have any problems. There are some nicks in the top sheet, and I put a core shot in the base last week when I bulls-eyed a rock which was easily fixed by a base weld.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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      • Review by SlushignantSkier on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        love the ski but you cant ski without edges.

        Performance

        Overall good ski but the edges are very cheep.

        Design

        overall good long lasting ski other than the edges they are cheep and i wish the tips were the same on bolth sides

        Value

        Good value compared to other companys

        Fit

        i wish the tips were the same on bolth sides of the skis. other than that 165 fits me will

        Characteristics

        Very stiff but very poppy.

        Durability

        the edges will fall out and crack. some graphic chipping has occurred but it is very minimal compared to other brands.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Underdogs
    • Manufacturer:
    • Boone
    • Year:
    • 2010
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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