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Overall these skis are stellar for someone of my size, build and style. I do think that their weight dampness might not be great for a smaller skier, but if you are a bigger guy or an an aggressive skier that likes a ski that be playful when you want and damp and stable the rest of the time. My only real complaint of how to situate my weight over the ski is more of an issue with my riding style and is something another skier may well not even notice if they ride a ski with a similar setup. Overall great ski would definitely recommend. Hopefully the east will get some snow this year and I can get back about the J-mo's performance on fresh snow.
Performance is excellent. I really enjoy the way its skis, but I do feel as though it wouldn't be for everybody. Its fast and stable at speed but I do feel as though it can occasionally feel as though it will run you a bit. I like the (relative) large turn radius, but it gets a bit cumbersome in tighter terrain and can make you work.
On snow I did find my self struggling to find where to put my weight. It took some trial and error to find where was best to pressure the edge. One the first day it felt super solid at speed so I wanted to pressure the tips more, but I found of quickly that the tips are just a tad bit soft to be driven really hard. I then tried ridding with my weight a bit more centered. This resulted in less control of the ski at speed. After some trial and error, I have found that being just a little forward yielded the best results.
I got last years Billy goat top sheet and I am a big fan. Should also mention, this is the 2012-2013 model with 101mm waist. I couldn't find that option of on the review page.
I bought these during the preseason sale, and it was a stellar deal. I paid $650 for a top quality product with a custom topsheet. Given that a lot of new skis of lesser quality and no custom top sheet go for more than that, I would say great value for money.
Also on a side note I really like that I am buying from a small American company, not from factory in China. I will stop there before i sound too preachy.
Really versatile flex pattern. Its a medium flex in tip and tall, but stiffens a good amount underfoot.
Its solid and damp when railing turns and riding around, but if you put some effort into it, the ski can be really playful and poppy. I feel as though its in a perfect middle ground of dampness, while not losing the playfulness.
They have only been out a handful of days so far but given my history with gear, they look spectacular so far. If I see anything in the future that shows less than good durability, I will be sure to come back here and change it.
overall this ski is great and would absolutely suggest it to anyone interested in shredding all over the mountain the only negative thing i could say about the skis is that i wish they where just slightly wider underfoot for those days the ski report lies to you.
it preforms great in all the conditions you through it at, snappy and playful in the park, and unreal for thigh deep powder beyond that you might want to be looking for something a little wider,
i did get caylor graphics on my skis but i also did love the original J-mos style
great value for what you get, phenomenal ski easily the best ski i have ever been on.
i got the 181s i feel like they where a great fit for me. i could have gone bigger for the deeper powered but for what i was looking for they seemed great, perfect size for switching up the days between park and that left over pow people missed
super buttery for the type of ski that it is, very smooth flex to it all the way through.
the durability is rock solid after hit countless rails on them the edges still look great, of course the top sheets will always chip a bit but nothing too major that isn't a quick fix.