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Bluehouse is a really friendly company. There's not any other company where I actually talked on the phone with the guy who actually made the ski himself and came up with the design and company. Support indie companies yo!
Overall I am pleased with the product. Being that it is Bluehouse's first year in the biz I was a bit skeptical. This ski performed well in all areas. Groomers, crud, tracked out, pow, corn. I didn't take them into the park too much and they weren't too fun in the moguls, but that isn't what I got them for. The ski has a half twin tip which I don't favor. It didn't give me too much trouble though and they weren't that bad switch. On groomers these can be super fun, go as fast as you want while linking giant turns. Pow they were unreal, just what they were made for. In the tracked out they were somewhat versatile but at higher speeds they became a little sketch. The one area these skis totally sucked in was the ice. I can hold more of an edge with my Bacons which are 115 underfoot rather than the Districts (103). I think it might have been the way the edge was beveled or something, but they were absolutely horrendous on ice. Again, these are a pow ski and I didn't not get them to ski ice.
The graphic on the District is pretty dope. Not too crazy but not too simple. Pretty dope design. These skis are super duper light because of the bamboo core which also makes it convenient for walking back to your car after those long days of shreddin!
Since it was Bluehouse's first year, they offered a deal for the first 500 pairs of Districts and MR's (there park ski) for 250 bucks. Which is basically a steal for what you get. I'm happy with the product and don't regret spending $250 on a ski I didn't know too much about.
The District comes in a 187 size. I'm 6' 2'' and at first I thought it would be a tad too long. It doesn't feel like too much ski at all though. If your under 140 pounds or so you might have some difficulty with the ski but due to the skis forgiveness, I wouldn't be afraid to go a little longer than usual.
The District has a bamboo core which is super unique and responsive. The ski is relatively soft, but skis like a stiffer ski. Overall I'm impressed with the flex pattern and the responsiveness with the ski. The bamboo core lets you snap quick turns on groomers and in the trees when needed, but also lets you link some huge GS turns together on open runs.
The District is a sidewall ski, so there is the usual chipping and gashes on the sides. The topsheets are fine and I haven't had any problems. The bases don't seem too soft and they've been holding up great. I took the Districts out early season in Whistler and skied on many other surfaces other than snow, and the bases held up great.