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Conditions: Firm, soft spring snow
I was stoked to get on the Whipit because of its narrower shape. I've been looking for a real narrow ski that will be perfect for rails.
Terrain: The Whipit is definitely at home in the park. It's too narrow to be an all mountain ski, and it gets sucked under the heavy spring snow like all narrower skis. This is a true park ski, and it also does well in the bumps.
Durability: I put about 5 days on them and have had no issues. The edges are super thick, the base is really tough (a bit on the slower side though). The topsheets and sidewalls have been fine, they seem to resist nicks and chips better than your average ski (Rossi's capwall is the best in my opinion).
Weight: These are decently light. Nothing that'll blow you away, but they aren't a pair of bricks. The swing weight is really low, you can whip these around pretty quick off rails.
Flex: I would call it a medium flex, similar to a pair of chronics or scratchs. They are on the damper side as well, they soak up bumps and I experienced no chatter at all. They hold up on jumps (even at a small size, the 178 was too short for me), but I flipped them over a couple times doing presses and nose blocks. They do butter very well, you can put all your weight into them and get some nice presses. Skis with more rocker will be easier to press but I liked the stability of the butters I was doing on the Whipits.
Profile: Camber underfoot with rocker in the tip and tail (28mm long x 2 mm high).
Pop / Stability: Slightly above average pop. Not quite as poppy as my HG Stingers. They were very stable ripping down groomers and in the bumps. Really stuck the landings on some big jumps without any hooking or washing out. Very fun to ski switch.
Overall: These are an awesome park ski if that is what you are looking for. I would say it is more at home on rails than on jumps, they definitely were fun in the pipe too. I wish there was a longer length (I believe J is going to make a longer length). I would love this ski in something like a 186. I had a few people give me shout outs for being on a pair of J's which was awesome. Glad that people on the mountain are stoked on J Skis and you should be too.
you can us these anywhere but their mostly for the park. they have a bit of a shovel curve on both ends if your skiing all mountain. but, on the other hand their super light and have an incredible swing rate for kicking around the park. its really easy to pop up on to urban style rails (lip below the rail and to the side) because of the low weight. the only thing is the edges are really sharp and big 2.5-2.5 mm and can and have cut into the sidewall and top-sheet of my skis so if your hitting loads of PVC or any such rails I would think of dulling them down. its not a huge problem but i have caught edges where i normally wouldn't have on PVC because i cut straight into the pipe. But, i guess you take the good with the bad with having durable-ass edges. overall awesome ski for most ranges of skiers from intermediate- expert. only thing is i wouldn't get them if you are just learning to ski down the hill because your really need to be able to handle these beastly skis at high speed turning if your skiing all mountain.
All I have to say is that these skis are incredible! I only have two days on them so far but I have come to a conclusion.. These skis perform amazingly. They're very poppy and feel great. I have taken them onto the groomers, and the tails and tips dont jitter at all. I also took them into my local park and they feel very solid and durable. Not to mention they feel very swingable. I would recommend this ski to anyone looking for a solid park ski that will last them a while! 10/10 for Jski.