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Overall I would rate these skis a 9. The drawback from being a ten is the easily chippable topsheet. Other than that the ski kills it in the park, groomers, or even a little back country if you need it too. In my opinion this is a great ski.
This product performed excellent for me. I find that this ski is responsive and easy to control. The liteblock wood core is a great core and I never have problems spinning or lifting these skis do to the lightweight construction. These skis are symmetrical so you can ride switch comfortably and it'll feel like riding forwards. You'll be able to ski fast with this ski due to the good quality bases. One con of this ski is the topsheet. This ski falls into the "easily chippable" category as do many other park skis. The topsheet as you can imagine, chips easy and also scratches easily.
The actual graphic on the top of the ski is a little bland with basically a gold and black color. Not sure why 4frnt or Niklas Karlstrom (designer) put a giant bar code on the top of this ski. Looks are not a very strong point of this ski as the bases are just as dull as the topsheet. There is an exception for the base though. Because this base is a die cut base this makes the base very durable to stuff that you might hit, and for me durability is a plus.
I did not pay retail for these skis making what I paid a complete steal! If you do plan on purchasing these and do pay retail, I would catagorize the price as fitting for what the ski is. If you do buy this ski and pay retail I don't think it would be a rip off or a steal just right in the middle.
I purchased the 175cm version of this ski and I think for my use (which is mostly park) I made the right size choice. I grew from when I purchased this ski (around 6 ft) to 6'3" and the ski still feels like it's a good size for me.
The flex characteristics of the 4frnt tnk was perfect for my use. I'm a bigger person and I can butter and get a nice bend out of these skis easily. They do seem like they may be a little on the stiff side for a smaller person. Even if you are a little smaller don't let that discourage you from purchasing this ski.
This ski has held up great so far. Bases are still in mint condition and even though the topsheet has chipped it's only cosmetic.
fun, butterable(for my fat ass), medium to stiff, light, awsome switch, thug graphics. what more could one ask for?
honestly they are the best pair of skis i have ever ridden. my first day out on them i learned both 450 outs.
very simple graphics. black and gold. ballin skis for sure.
well seeing how i got them off ebay for less than the price i sold my brand new atomics from waranty, they are for sure worth the value to me. i would still pay retail for these skis though. theyre just that dope.
im 6' 200 and i got the 180s. they measure out to be only 178 tip to tail so im used to skis a little longer. however, since theyre somewhat short they feel like they have a very small swing weight
stiff yet playfull. they have stiff tails and somewhat softer tips. theyre really fun for butters.
ive ridden them 2 or 3 days now and they have no severe edge problems but like any sandwhich ski i ski(i destroy top sheets) there are some chips in the top sheet