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If I had to choose a one ski quiver for the west coast, this would be it.
The Seth is as close to a one ski quiver as I've ever ridden. It rides solid in pow, big mountain, crud, hardpack, groomers (although a little chattery at times), bumps, and park. It even rides well in av debris. However, it's a bit narrower than what I prefer in a strictly pow ski, and a bit stiffer than what I prefer in a strictly park ski.
Gotta love Salvidor Dali with skull rivets.
I purchased this ski for very cheap. So it was an incredible deal.
I own the ski in a 189, mounted 3cm back from true center. I'm 6'4" tall, and I wish the ski was about 6cm longer. I have to ski with my weight back a little in deep pow to avoid tip dive.
The ski is softer in the tip, but pretty stiff underfoot and in the tail. Overall it's a fairly stiff ski. The tails can save you on backseat landings, but they also make your turn radius a little longer.
The topsheets have a lot of chips in them after a year of crossing em up, but other than that they've held up really well.
Overall, this is a great ski... I have no real complaints about it. I recomend this ski to anyone looking for a wider all mountain ski that can do more or less anything they want with it. Not a great park ski.
This is a great preforming ski. Super fast, super stable. I take it everywhere... Ive even taken it on some bump runs and it holds its own for a big ski. Awesome float in deep snow... its like riding on glass. On groomers its like taking big GS turns. Mediocer park ski. I wasnt really please with how it skis switch but If you dont ski park that often It would be suitable for an occasional trip there. I deffinatly would not recomend it as a daily park ski.
I personally love the graphic on the ski. The Salvador Dali theme is unique and gets a lot of looks in the lift line. I love the orange sidewalls and bases. The skis feel strong and well built aswell. When you hold it in your hand you can feel that its well built.
I think the ski was a fairly good value. I have a pair of strickly park skis that did alright outside of the park but really lacked the power to get through crud and werent all that stable at speed. So for me having a park ski and then this ski that goes everywhere else was a great move. It is very close to a one ski quiver. It can do groomers, powder, trees... and park if you want it to.
The ski is pretty soft in the tip, rock solid under the boot and decently stiff in the tail. The flex pattern is nice for charging. The ski loves to rip down the fall line, but the stiffness in the tail makes the ski like to hold onto the turn alittle longer than need be at times.
I had a pair of the 05-06 Seth vicious that I broke due to my own stupidity (id rather not discuss the circumstances) but before that, the ski was a tank. Rock solid. No chips in the bases or topsheet. edges held up to everything the east coast could through at them. After I broke them, K2 replaced them with 06-07 Seth which is the same ski. Very durable.