• ON3P Billy Goat 2011

      • Review by robotdna on Aug 30, 2013 @ 10:37 PM
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        Overall

        Overall, awesome ski, would recommend to anyone above a beginner level of skiing. Floats great in powder, turns quickly, charges hard, can get you across the groomers, and is super durable.

        10/10 would buy again.

        Performance

        These skis rock. They are incredibly stable at higher speeds and land large drops quite well. I admire how maneuverable these skis are while still keeping their "charging" characteristic. They really are "billy goats". Best powder ski I've ever ridden. Ever.

        Floatation in powder is great, no problem there. Was able to lean forward, grab tips, while maintaining floatation. Just roll your knees and they slarve. It has tip and tail rocker.

        Chopped/crud is extremely good on these skis, and I wouldn't choose anything else to ride sketchy chop as the BG are again, stable, and push right through it.

        Hardpack performance, in all honesty, I find disappointing on these skis even though there is a tiny bit of camber. I however, never expected much because they are really a ski designed for soft conditions. They open up even with 2" fresh. I find these skis to carve in more of a super-g turn radius, only without the control. I often find my downhill ski having a mind of its own and wanting to go play off in the other direction. It takes effort.

        The playfulness of this ski is not quite up there with some of the other fat skis. Because of the wonderful ability of being stiff for charging -and- still fast turning, it becomes a bit heavy as a ski, therefore making this ski a little sketchy to throw around. I'm still able to throw small tricks such as 1s, 3s, etc on them off BC booters, but this is definitely more of a directional ski and should be treated as such. If you want otherwise, look at some Bentchetlers or Bibbys.

        Overall, bomber ski, would recommend to anyone to have in their arsenal.

        Design

        The topsheet looks sick. Great look and feel.

        Value

        I find these skis to be a great value. Support ON3P as well.

        Fit

        I own the 191s, and I am not a very large person. I am still able, however, to charge these guys through tight, unmanaged glades with not too much effort. You can't go wrong with this size.

        Characteristics

        The flex of this ski is quite stiff throughout, right about until the upper tips and tails. The skis have a bit of pop this way, while still being able to float.

        Durability

        ON3P durability is ridiculous. I've taken these skis on some super sketchy lines that destroyed my friends' Armadas, and these things didn't look ANY different. I have no idea how they do it. The ski FEELS super solid too. Sidewalls are really nice, and the the topsheet really can't be chipped unless you are holding a drill or really sharp pole(race pole) to it. Edges are awesome too.

        Ratings:
        • 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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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Billy Goat
    • Manufacturer:
    • ON3P
    • Year:
    • 2011
    • 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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