The ON3P Stuff:
In what will be his first pro-model of many, Karl Fostvedt looked to design his signature jib skis in what would become the redesign of one of our original models and best-selling skis, the Jeronimo. In its place, the Kartel Series was born by splitting the DNA of its predecessor into two skis focused on park domination, crushing natural features all over the mountain, and dropping the hammer on the biggest backcountry booters.
Our Elliptical Sidecut and Elliptical Rocker Profile create a playful ride that gives back as much as you put in, while the progressive mount maintains the float in soft snow and stability at speed needed to kill it all over the mountain.
For those wanting a wider park ski, the Kartel 98 offers a low swing weight, tight turn radius, and medium flex designed for optimal park performance.
For those looking for a more stable yet playful all-mountain ride, the Kartel 106 offers a wider platform designed as the ultimate do-everything jib ski. Whether it is hitting the biggest backcountry booters, charging down a face on your next powder day, or ripping groomers on perfect corduroy, the Kartel 106 is designed to thrive in whatever condition you can throw at it.
This ski has quickly become my new favorite all-mountain ski. They just rip, and they rip everywhere. An all mountain ski that is wide enough to handle pretty much any conditions, whether it's a foot of fresh or spring park laps, these will go anywhere. I've dropped cliffs, hit tight tree lines, skied knee deep powder, and hit jumps with them, all with confidence that the skis under me won't wash out or be able to handle what I'm about to do. They give you the confidence to become a better skier because you know they can handle anything. If i had to pick one ski to ride for the rest of my life, it'd probably be the Kartel 106.
I ski on the east coast. I like to ski fast. I dont ski much park anymore. Usually the conditions I ski are groomed or choppy, hard, icy, etc. The skis hold up really well. They can bust through anything without a second thought. Not much else to say cuz i didn't get to ski very much last year. But I'll be ripping them up this winter.
Overall, im impressed with these skis.
Would recommend to a friend.
ON3P rush ordered these to me so I could get them in time for my trip. Props to them!
Awesome ski. Would recommend to everyone and anyone! First off, it was made to be able to ski every condition of snow. It doesn't float in the deepest of pow, but it rips groomers, floats in most pow, has no top speed, and is a blast in the park. Swing weight is even and low. Lots of stability in this ski. The flex is amazing. Theres not a whole lot of actual flex in the ski but the rocker makes it so playful, its nice when the rocker serves a purpose and just isn't a dead soft ski. Pop for days. The bamboo and carbon fiber work together amazingly, and since its bamboo, the pop will last forever. Very durable, as you probably already know. Very fast as well, the bases are so nice, you can tell what Scott and the boys are doing over there at ON3P. Also, handles chop like a beast. It has rubber in the ski so you don't feel vibrations and it makes the ski feel amazing. Its like an orgasm when I can bomb something with chopped up stuff and not feel the vibrations.
All in all, I would highly recommend this ski. If you have any questions at all, please message me and ill help you out. Also, don't be afraid to Email ON3P themselves as they have the best customer service out there!
It's quick and light enough for moguls and chopped pow, solid enough to handle drops, stable enough to give it great edge hold at high speed, and all the while soft enough for getting playful and buttery.
Didn't get a chance to take it in the park but if that's your main intention then your probably looking for something else in their lineup anyways.
Super fun ski! I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who's into shredding all over the mountain or stepping out into the sidecountry.