Super fun skis. 92 underfoot is perfect to hit park but still be able to charge around the mountain pretty stably. They are very light and poppy with full camber. The bases can get slow if not properly maintained and the top sheet does chip somewhat easily but other than that they are great, especially for the price.Ratings:
Skis that stand out!
They have a unique shape that makes some heads turn that's for sure. The tips remind me of the shape of an incandescent light bulb.
They sure can butter if that's what you're into. They can even butter into features with ease. Don't let the softness of THESE skis throw you off because they're still pretty stable on big features.
Hands down the lightest ski I've ever been on. Of course with a light weight ski you sacrifice durability. Thankfully the only negative durability you'll experience is top sheet chipping.
I would buy this ski again if I happen to butter them to a snapping point. $200 is an offer you can't pass up, go out and buy a pair of THESE.
-5'10" 140 lbs
-I ride it all: park, pow, and groomers
-Timberline Lodge, Oregon (95%)
-Schweitzer Resort, Idaho (5%)
-Rossignol FKS 120 mounted at center
-25.5 Full Tilt Classic
Having ridden these skis for about a season now on all kinds of snow, I feel like I can give a pretty good review. The Joystick These are symmetrical in every way, from graphics to shape, and come with no binding mount markings leaving you the freedom to mount wherever you please. They come in one size, 175.
In the park, I found the Joystick's to be super poppy and easy to throw around, because they have such a light swing weight. I mounted them at center for maximum ease of spinning and switch skiing ( I highly recommend mounting at center so you use These to their full potential). Out of the box they were flexy enough to do butters, and still stiff enough to handle 40-50' booters. I've never washed out on a landing or anything because of their softness; it seems like the perfect amount of flex.
At speed they are a little jittery in rough areas, but that is to be expected from a soft park ski. They are super fun to blast groomers on; when over at Schweitzer I found myself spending mornings just lacing huge carves down groomers. In the pow, they surpassed my expectations. The Joystick's have pretty wide tips, so staying on top of the snow seemed to come pretty easy. Their light weight makes them super maneuverable in the trees.
In terms of durability, I would say the Joystick's are just average. I have heard stories of people snapping pairs in situations where many other skis would have held up, but luckily I haven't experienced this. The topsheet durability is their main flaw, I found chips in it the first day after just cruising around. If you don't care about how your skis look, then this won't be much of a problem. I have two edge cracks in the same spots on each ski, and while the edges aren't as thick as ON3P, I think these cracks were a result of not detuning enough underfoot when I got the skis.
If you wait around long enough, you can snag some pretty insane deals on the Joystick These. They retail for $500 I believe, but are available right now for $200 + shipping here: http://shop.freeskibrands.com/index.php?product=13-JS-These-BY
Hope this will help anyone out there looking at purchasing These skis, they will not disappoint!
I picked up a pair of These mainly because of the cheap price, but i was amazed at how well they performed. For a park ski they have amazing edge control and are very stable mainly because of the extra long camber length. These are very buttery and soft, and really easy to initiate their flex. The only cons I can think of are that they chip really easily. After my first day of riding i already had 2-3 decent sized chips on the tips. Another downside would be an extruded base but its not a big deal since they're mainly a park stick. For the sale price of $200+ shipping i would recommend These to anyone for a fun park stick, backyard ski or even maybe an east coast do it all ski!Ratings: