• Rocky Mountain Underground Diam 2012

      • Review by Shinji on Sep 23, 2014 @ 11:54 AM
      • Review:

        My Setup: 178 RMU Diam, STH 14 Driver (din at 9), Full Tilt Seth Morrison boots.

        Performance: These skis performed well in the park, I found them very poppy and stable, but they felt a little bit sluggish on rails, I often had issues doing quicker tricks like back swap pretzel 2, or spins on. This may have been due to the length, as I was on 178s when I am 172 cm tall. I didn't have any issues with their swing weight on jumps, they didn't feel like they were a hindrance at all. They did not butter very well, which I found surprising because they are quite soft. I think this was due to a lack of a noticeable hinge point near the tips of the ski. I think they would benefit from a hinge point, or some rocker, as they are already plenty stable. I might also just be shitty at buttering haha. I did enjoy them quite a lot though, the extra width felt good on rails, and I felt like I could trust them completely on any feature I hit. I rode them a little bit all mountain, and they absolutely ripped groomers and were fun to use for jumping around on natural features, as long as the landing wasn't too soft or cruddy, but eh, they are a park ski.

        Durability: Fairly heavy topsheet damage, but that is to be expected on skis with a vertical sidewall. The edges only cracked in 3 or 4 places, which I consider to be pretty excellent, considering I ride almost 90% rails 70 days a season. I did have one large core shot and edge pullout, but that was the fault of COP's park crew, as there was a nail sticking out of one of their boxes. Besides that, there was minimal damage to the bases.

        Value: I got these for somewhere around 250$, but I probably would have payed MSRP if I had to.

        Would I recommend?: Yes, to anyone looking for a stable but fun park ski.

        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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      • Review by Forcillo on Sep 16, 2014 @ 11:55 PM
      • Review:

        What's up everybody, I'm 5'10", 160 lbs. I got these skis for a steal, and it's the best ski I've ever ridden. I'm on the east coast at a very small mountain, and all I really have there is park. I came from riding Punx for a few years, and I was worried that the width would be hard to get used to. There definitely is some more beef underfoot, but I see it as all beneficial. Unless you're super picky about skiing uber-light skis, you will have no issues with these sticks. I immediately noticed great stability at high speeds, and there was no jittering or squirelly feelings to be had on groomers. When I got to the park, I learned that I LOVE landing on these skis. Having a wider ski underfoot makes for some of the most satisfying "thumps" ever when you land, and you get into the habit of stomping the shit out of everything. They're very stable on bigger jumps, and surprisingly easy to swing around. I'm not saying that you'll be doing 540 swaps on a flat bar with these, but the swing weight is relatively low for the dimensions. Also, the durability is superb. After skiing these pretty hard for a full season, there is one edge crack and some topsheet chipping. The bases are immaculate, and I haven't had any problems. Overall, these are great if you want a fun, poppy ski that you can stomp big jumps on, and have a hell of a time doing it.

        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
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Diam
    • Manufacturer:
    • Rocky Mountain Underground
    • Year:
    • 2012
    • 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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    • Ski Size
    • No Options Found
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