• Moment Skis M1 2007

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

        Overall, I am surprised by the construction of the M1's
        and did not expect it to be as burly as it is. They did take some time
        getting adjusted to, but I think anyone on them would find it's sweet
        spot after a couple of days. They require a bit more effort than I'm
        accustomed to in the past, but I think that they will only help to carry someone's
        skiing ability to the next level.

        Performance

        I have spent 4 days on the M1 in the following conditions/terrain at Keystone, Vail, and Beaver Creek: groomers, waist-deep powder, tracked-out powder, crud, hardpack, trees, moguls, big open faces.  Overall, this ski will require good form and technical ability or else it will overpower you; It took me two runs to find its sweet spot.  In deep powder, the M1 took a bit of energy to keep it afloat - more than you would expect for a 105mm-waist ski.  Make no mistake about it, this is not a powder ski.  Where the M1 shines is after a big dump has been tracked out.  It felt incredibly stable in the chop and has virtually no speed limit.  Bumps and tight spots seemed a bit of a challenge for me, but others have found it to be quite maneuverable for a ski this stiff (more so than the Squads).

        Design

        If you're looking for one of the burliest skis on the market that will allow you to ski as fast and stable as possible, look no further than the M1.  I really don't think I would change anything about it  The M1 will officially replace my 194 LP as my everyday hardpack and post-powder ski.

        Value

        Compared to skis in its class, the M1 is competitively priced at $625 a pair. 

        Fit

        The M1 has only one size: 196cm.  Dimensions are 130-105-119 with a 35m turning radius.  Effective edge is measured out to 165cm.

        Characteristics

        Flex is incredibly stiff.  When compared to the 194 Dynastar Legend Pro, the Moment M1 is significantly stiffer all throughout.  I would venture that this is one of the stiffest skis currently on the market.

        Durability

        I can't specifically comment on the M1's durability since I only have four days on them, but I suspect it will hold up just the same as other Moment skis which tend to have incredibly bomber bases.

        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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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • M1
    • Manufacturer:
    • Moment Skis
    • 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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