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I have seen a few versions of the Pettitor including some prototypes Sean had early on but this would be the first time I had tried a pair. After skiing the Powabunga the skis instantly felt more maneuverable but I was still finding no issues in the deep snow. I could ski fast down cut up powder and the skis did any excellent job of holding there line and not getting deflected.
They are certainly a softer flex then some skis in this category which does give them quite a playful feel but never did I feel out of control at speed. One issue I was having was that the bindings were mounted quite far back. I was getting thrown off a little by not having as much tail as I am used to but this would be easy to change. I would certainly recommend you can go closer to center on this ski then most powder skis. They do have a large park ski feel to them which may appeal to park riders looking for their first powder ski.
Skiing switch the skis certainly reminded me of a park ski and even with the fair amount of rocker the skis felt stable. A few times I really tried pushing into the tails on jumps and you can really butter these things, I could certainly see myself using these in the park occasionally.
On the harder snow lower down the Pettitor carved well while still always having quite a playful feel. I really do think these skis will suit a more playful park rider looking to get out into the powder. They may not suit bigger guys looking to charge but if you are a smaller guy, like Sean they would make a great freeride ski.
These things are FUN. No other words. They handle surprisingly well on hardpack, and are a dream in pow. They are super poppy but damp enough to be super hard charging. Super buttery and playful for a pow ski. The only thing is the topsheet is a bit chippy and gets chewed pretty easily, especially in early seaons