• Bluehouse MR 2007

      • Review by no_steeze on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
      • Review:

        Overall

        I didn't really know anything about BH but these things delivered and turned me on to a great company, I've always loved to support the small companies and these skis made me do that with pleasure, I loved them and I hope BH continues to deliver with their sick new lineup

        Performance

        These things kill it, in and out of the park. They're so fun for the park because of how poppy they are but they have the width to be an all mountain ski, I had them mounted at true center so they didn't ride that well all mtn but I could use these for anything, touring, pow, park, groomers, you name it and it'll go there

        Design

        I think the graphics were pretty sick this year, bases and topsheets, as for design I'd say the flaws were in the tail stiffness and the topsheets

        Value

        I got these from a rep for so cheap it's not fair, so I got them for a steal, I'd say msrp is about right for these, 450 isn't that much, but check the preseason sale and you will have an epic steal

        Fit

        I used these for park and the 179 was too long for me, I'm 5'10 and found them a little long for what I wanted, it was my mistake, the skis fit true to size, but they were too long

        Characteristics

        These are known for being very poppy but that doesn't make them that soft, they are stiff enough to ski hard but they have the ultra poppy bamboo core that makes them sick in the park. I would say they are on the soft end but nothing like invaders or punx, probably medium-medium soft

        Durability

        Durability is one of these skis biggest issues. The topsheets do chip and the tails do lose their stiffness. BUT, the 09 MR's have been enhanced with carbon to make the tails stay poppy and the topsheets are a new, stronger material, so not to worry about durability this year

        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 Powforbreakfast. on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
      • Review:

        Overall

        i was really stoked on this ski the first few days i rode it.  after that, i don't know what happened, but i decided it just wasn't the right ski for me.  I think this is the kind of ski that beginners/intermediates would LOVE, but for me, it just wasn't as bomber of a ski as i like.  This ski really is so hard to describe, i would highly reccomend demo-ing it before you buy.  Also, with dimensions @ 125-93-120 , it felt like they had a muchhhhh different feeling in powder compared to other skis of similar widths.  not good, not bad, but it seemed like they forced theirselves through powder than acually skiing it and floating more on top, like i was more expecting them to do.  (sorry you east coasters, you probably have no idea what i speak of.)   I can really see lots of people loving these skis, but i have an aggressive riding style and they just didn't seem to cut it for me.  hope this is somewhat informative.

        Performance

        This ski was personally not my favorite.  it's a good ski, don't get me wrong, but the charachteristics of it just felt different to me.  i try to review items that there isn't many reviews on, and of the few that i've seen of this ski, i'm going to point out some contradictory points.  The flex, while it was consistent and solid, provided the feeling that it didn't quite grip the snow as much as i'd like.  they stomped jumps and the sort really well, and they held an okay edge.  They provide pretty good underfoot support, but it was extremely weak compared to other skis in similar sizes.  Really, really hard to explain... it'd be a love/hate relationship with people. 

        Design

        Great graphics.  could have used quite a bit more camber in the ski, as bamboo is really soft, and when your weight was on the skis, didn't seem to engage the snow as much as what i'm used to.  other than that, some extremely minor topsheet chipping on several days of use, they're holding up extremely well.

        Value

        i wouldn't buy this ski again, even for 250 bucks ( what i paid for 'em at the BH sale at the beginning of the season).  for some people, this ski would be the perfect option, as it's a good ski, it just isn't for me.  at the retailing price of 450 bucks, it's a reasonably okay ski for what you pay. 

        Fit

        i'm 5'8 and 160 lbs, and i ride all of my skis in the high 170's +.  at 179, skiing felt all right, but i would have preferred a few extra cm's for park skiing.  they're extremely light and have virtually no swing weight, so a longer size might be nicer, considering ther're many park skiers out there heavier than me.

        Characteristics

        when i flexed these by hand, i was stoked.  when i rode them, i was stoked.  BH dialed the flex pretty well IMO, as it was consistent with a nice mid-soft flex that was consistent throughout much of the ski.

        Durability

        The camber in my ski seemed to be decreasing on each day i rode them, but it didn't make a noticible difference in performance at all.  minor topsheet chipping.  other than that, no complaints.

        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
      • Review by TeeeRevor on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
      • Review:

        Overall

        If you're willing to take a small chance on a ski that can be used anywhere on the mountain, you should really purchase this ski. I promise you that you wont be dissapointed with this ski. Its not that exspensive on their site right now at $450 and it comes with a 2 year warrenty. If you're looking for the best park ski that also slays the backcountry this is the ski for you. Oh yea and this ski is rediculously light but stable. You should get it.

        Performance

        These skis preformed twice as good as I thought they were going to and after the first time I was totally in love with this ski. The bamboo core truly is amazing and gives the ski such a light but stable feel you'll want to become a pandabear! spinning is basically effortless and landing isn't that hard either. If you're just getting into freestyle or are pulling cork 10s you'll love the performance of this ski.

        Design

        The graphic is steezy and innovative and there deffinently isn't the same type of graphic out there. The topsheet does chip quite easily but it is Bluehouse's first year so there is bound to be a few problems. The edge on the ski holds up well underneath but unfortunately my first pair had the edges come out of the tips. But that was no problem because Bluehouse's amazing costumer service and wonderful warentee got me hooked up with a new pair and they even HAND DELIVERED them to me right in park city. There isn't many ski companies that would do that. Once again i'll brag about the Bamboo core and tell you its absolutely amazing and you'll love it. This ski is also just fat enough you can rip big lines with ease but still feel comfortable in the park and not overwelmed with a gigantic ski beneath your feet. For a ski companies first year i was deeply impressed and I will definently buy from them again.

        Value

        I bought mine during the big sale in september for 250 and I easily would've paid 400 for these amazing skis. I think its a great deal and bluehouse should back up their warranty if something bad were to happen so I would say YES these skis are deffinently alot of bang for your buck!

        Fit

        I got the 171 size and that goes to just a bit below my forhead. I like my skis just a bit shorter so its perfect size for me but for you taller folks there is a 179 model with just a reverse coloring on the topsheet. The 179 model, skis just the same and has the same dimensions (125/93/120)

        Characteristics

        The bamboo core makes for some different flex but after half a run on these i was already used to it and I loved it. The ski feels super soft when your just flexing it in your room but to my surprise (at least for me) the ski skied a bit stiffer. Not too stiff but just about right. Great for buttering and pressing but yet firm enough to hold its ground on jumps. You'll deffinentaly love the bamboo core on this because it makes the ski rediculously light a super easy to spin of rails and jumps.

        Durability

        Well this is where my rating goes from a 10 to an 7 and then jumps up to 9 because of Bluehouse's amazing costumer service and warrenty. My first pair lasted a whole 15 days before one ski delaminated, but i did ride them extremely hard. My second pair has lastest another 12 days and there is alot chipping but no major problems. But the chipped topsheet does not effect the ability of the ski so I don't think its that big of a deal. But keep in mind this is Bluehouse's first year so there will be some problems but the guys over there will treat you right and listen to what you have to say about the ski and the improvements to make. Bluehouse will not leave you out to dry but will treat you right.

        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
      • Review by Microcosm on Nov 12, 2013 @ 9:40 PM
      • Review:

        Overall

        I love the skis and I don't regret buying them without any prior knowledge on how they handle. I got a great deal on them which makes it even better. They handle pow well, and they're great on groomers. Very fun pair of skis, I'd recommend them. If only the top sheet gets chipped I'd bump this up to a 9 or even a 10 because of value. For now I'll leave it at 8 and update it when I ski them some more.

        Performance

        Performed very well for me on the first day of use. I love the way the feel, and their ability to handle all mountain well. They're solid on moguls to and in the tress. They ripped through the pow easily at 93mm underfoot. They're not incredibly wide, but for mostly East Coast skiing they work as an all around ski. The MRs are pretty light as well. In my opinion they can carve pretty well too.

        Design

        The design is steezy of course. The bases are neon green and white and the sidewalls are neon green. The top sheet looks great too and I'm always liking one full image rather than a repeated pattern on both skis.

        Value

        Great value from Bluehouse during their $250 sale. Well worth it compared to the $500+ I was about to drop on other skis.

        Fit

        I have them in 171 cm and I'm 5'8", maybe a little more. They come up to my forehead. The height felt fine for me, enough ski to give me some power but not too much to handle. If you're a little taller or you like a bigger ski then step it up to the 179.

        Characteristics

        They're pretty flexible skis. The tips are fun to butter around on. They really handle well at high speeds on groomers despite the flex which people have said is due to the torsional stiffness of the bamboo. I'm not sure if that's why they work so well, but they do.

        Durability

        This is the only area I'm a little disappointed in. The bases held up fine for the day, and so did the edges, but after one day of use the top sheet is chipped in a couple spots and it's scratched up. Nothing terrible yet, but it's only been one day and I haven't been in the park with them yet. Things can only go up for them if they improve durability though.

        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:
    • MR
    • Manufacturer:
    • Bluehouse
    • Year:
    • 2007
    • 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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