Honestly.....these are some of the best skis made right now. The craftsmanship is absolutely impeccable, their performance is amazing, they last forever, and they will truly make you a better skier.
In my mind, Igneous has been one of the best ski makers for the past (almost) 10 years and they will continue to do so for years to come.
Get a pair!!
These are my favorate pair of skis I've ever owned. The dimensions are 190cm, 145/118/125, with no twin, so pretty big skis. But if you are a capable skier you should have no problem skiing them on groomers and such as long as you can keep them under control. Last season I used this ski almost everyday in the PNW.
They literally go through everything, float extremely well, and because the ski is so tapered it is easy to point it without any worry the ski will catch. Another cool thing about the super tapered tail (20mm of taper) is that it gives you the ability to throw the skis sideways, as you would on a reverse camber ski like the spatula, to quickly scrub speed.
In powder, I actually perfer the bigger feeling of the FFFs to the spatulas. Just amazing.
And because they are so wide landing drops on them is easy.
If you have never held an igneous....you need to sometime. These are easily some of the best made skis in the world. The wood veneer topsheet is amazing, the quality is the best of any ski I have ever felt.
Each ski is handmade over a 20 hours process. Adam Sherman @ Igneous is the most skilled ski maker in the world, no doubt in my mind.
With perfection comes cost....these skis are not cheap. $1200 is the asking price. If you pay up front Adam will usually drop the cost a little.
BUT.....it is worth every penny. Ski them and you will find out.
This pair had a 240 flex on the Igneous scale. For reference, the Seth Vicious would be about 210, the gotama about 230, the ANT about 250, and the explosiv about 260. The tail is slightly stiff than the tip, but the flex is fairly consistent throughout the ski. The tip is stiff enough to charge through anything, but still is soft enough to float extremely well.
Igneous has long been know as one of the most durable ski companies out there. And it is the truth. These skis will last.
There is a layer of Aramid (kevlar....like in bulletproof vests) under the base to protect the core. Very hard to get a core shot.
Ive hit rocks on iggies many times and never had an edge blow out.