They're godly. By far the lightest pow setup I've ever had. Gives me the confidence to try just about anything. That's all that needs to be said, if you have to chance to get some, do it!
These skis are a freak of nature. Most the time when I ride them I forget I have skis on my feet and just feel almost like I'm flying on pow with the freeness to try almost anything. These will definitely grow my backcountry jib skills over the years.
I love the rocker in these things, unlike other pow skis with rocker mentioned above it has less tail rocker than top rocker. I feel this could come in advantage for say touring or something of the sort. Not as good in pow for switch like the ones mentioned above but still fun.
I got a great deal on some w/salomon 916's for 250. SO YES IT WAS.
As far as I know they only came in one size, 186. I am 6 foot tall no it's the perfect size for me. Not short enough to lack my needs, but not too long to be holding me down. Perfect backcountry jib ski.
Soft, but not too soft. Most of your fatty twin tip rockered pow skis these days (i.e. hellbents, EP Pros, etc...) are basically noodles when it comes to flex. I like that this ski has a touch more stiffness added to make it the same experience even at super high speeds.
Well seeing as these are already 3 years old and been through one hardcore shredder and now passed onto another, still no coreshots/edge cracks/etc... they're bombproof
Amazing ski, I had so much fun on them, it was unbelievable. If you want a powder ski that can still rip on groomers, then you would love the Melees
Wow, these skis slayed the hill. I ride in the midwest and I took them out on groomers and hardpack, and these things ate up everything i threw at em. They definately chatter at high speeds, but thats expected with the rocker and the super soft tips and tails. I had no problem adjusting to these skis, it only took a few runs to feel totally confident on them.
They also ripped in the park, it felt ridiculously stable and effortless to lock onto and ride rails, and I did not feel like I was anywhere close to washing out on the 20-25 foot table, granted I only went off it once and my landing may have been absolutely perfect, but it felt awesome
Awesome top sheets, I love how at the end of the day on the first day they were not totally chipped, rather a few measely nicks but unless you examine closely, you cant see anything. Bases seem solid, barely anything on them, they look brand spanking new.
Weight = almost nothing. These things are way light, especially for their size. My chronics feel like they weigh twice as much, its amazing how light they are.
I got way hooked up, only paid $50 so yeah, this was an amazing deal, for sure it was a steal. But even at $550, that is not a bad price for a versatile powder shredding machine. (havent ridden them on powder yet, but I know they'll be sweet)
only comes in a 186, but it feels perfect. Definately feels like a much shorter ski, but in a tight spot, it would take a little getting used to the length. I usually ride 172 Chronics, so this was quite a jump in length, but I did not struggle adjusting to it.
I am 5'11, 180lbs
I found them to be very very soft at the tips and tails, getting moderately stiffer underfoot. Doing a tip stand, it felt like the skis were going to fold in half. They didnt, but I don't plan on anymore tip stands, I don't want to risk actually folding them...
Not a single problem, only been one day on them, but they still look beautiful.