• Bluehouse Maestro 2010

      • Review by PeteySkeety on Sep 01, 2013 @ 2:04 AM
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        Overall

        This ski is awesome. It's most likely one of the best price point pow skis around. I would suggest this ski to anyone I know, because of its versatility around the mountain. If you buy this ski you will not be disappointed.

        Performance

        GroomersGreat on groomers! I thought the Armada JJ's were a bit better but for a ski thats 118 underfoot, the maestros were awesome. On catwalks the skis like to play around a bit if you don't have them on edge, but overall they're great for getting back to the lift after some powder or crud. They turn fairly sharply but you can carve as little or as much as you want. I would rate them a 7 out of 10 for groomers.MogulsNot exactly a ski I would buy if I loved skiing moguls but they do fine. The ski doesn't excel but if your getting to some terrain and need to get through some moguls you won't think about the ski because it does fine. I would rate them a 5 out of 10 for moguls.CrudThey are AWESOME! These skis CHARGE! They bust through crud better than any ski I have ever skied. Yet they are super playful for butters and jibs. If your launching cliffs into crud you do not have to worry about backslapping or going head over heals because they are very solid underfoot for landings. It's everything you would want in a crud ski. I would rate them a 9.5 out of 10 for crud.PowderSo FUN! They are spectacular in powder. They float well and are very surfy. The Maestros do not catch in the powder at all. They are great for slashes and power slides. When off launching off cliffs they land effortlessly in the powder. In powder they don't charge super hard but they can get going. Let me say it again these float super well and the surfy feeling is awesome. I would rate them a 9 out of 10 for powder.TreesThey are pretty fun in the trees. Im not super into tree skiing so I did not ski in the trees a ton. But they turn well and float at a relatively slow speed so I am sure if your into trees they would be a blast. I would rate them a 8 out of 10 for trees.

        Design

        The graphic is mediocre, not my favorite graphic. But who buys a ski for the graphic. I love the taper in the tip and tails so I don't catch in powder. The rocker seems to be the perfect amount for crud and powder. The camber under foot allows the ski to do fine on groomers.

        Value

        This ski is a steal! I got mine for just 325 dollars, when I was looking at similarly designed skis that cost more than 700 dollars! Other skis may have a few benefits but if your a midwest or east coast skier and only get to ski powder a few times a year or you just don't have much money this ski is the ski for you.

        Fit

        I am 5'11" and 170 pounds, I ordered the 189 Maestro. It fits quite well, it skis a lot shorter than the length because of the early rise in the tip and tail. The ski is marketed as a zero camber ski but mine has about 9mm of camber between the skis.

        Characteristics

        When I first received the ski it seemed very flexible. But when I got out on the slopes it was perfect. Playful in the tips and solid underfoot. Super fun for buttering. But the ski can also charge.

        Durability

        The top sheets do chip but that isn't a issue for me because it doesn't affect the performance of the ski. My bases seem to hold up normally and so do the edges. Bluehouse makes skis for a lot cheaper price than other ski companies and their ski seems to be similar quality to other more expensive skis.

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        • Design
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          Busy
        • Durability
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          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
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        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Maestro
    • Manufacturer:
    • Bluehouse
    • 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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