All I have to say is that I will be purchasing another pair of these skis next year because they are so damn sick. If you need an everything all mountain ski and you want to have fun then go for the BLOG.
These skis take the cake when it comes to performance. They turn on a dime, they slide out for quick slashes in powder and they carve like race skis on the groomers. They float impressively well in powder while skiing fowards and backwards and in the park they are a blast because of the very fun and responsive flex pattern that they have.
I love the graphics on this years blogs. It is very attractive and looks great even if you switch your skiis between left and right. Also, the early taper at the tip and tail does wonders in the powder. The rocker provides the lift and the taper provides the ability to turn on a dime and do huge McConkey turns.
I payed 600$ for these skis. I would have liked to have gotten a deal on them but I needed skis right away and I was willing to pay the price. I think I have gotten my value out of them having skiied over 40 days on them this season in all sorts of conditions.
I skied a pair of 185's all season and I am 5'7" and weigh 175lbs. I mounted my blogs 1 notch back from center and they felt great. They dont feel like a big burley powder ski that is hard to maneuver. they are very nimble and light but also perform like a large powder ski.
These skis are moderately stiff with a soft tip and tail. They are very stable at high speeds and do not chatter too much. I love being able to press really hard on my noses and they dont noodle out but they are soft enough too get a really good press with the nice amount of early rise.
Let me just say, I have gotten 23 core shots this year alone on these skis and 6 where right on the edges and I have yet to find any durability issues. The edges have stayed in and I am always surprised at the end of the day that one hasnt pulled out. I also hit a lot of rails on these skis and they have stood up very well. I have loads of edge crack but nothing that looks like it will tear out very soon. Atomic killed it with these skis.