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Rated5out of5byOtto TfromFantastic SkiI had wanted to get a powder ski for a while, mostly to see how much easier it made the fluffy stuff. I also wanted to get into A/T. This ski fit both requirements. My first time trying the skis was at Lake Louise in Canada. It wasn't a powder day per-se, but I wanted to see how the skis got on. They impressed me greatly. Even though they are 107 underfoot, I was able to make quick work of some bumps to start out the day, from there it was on to the 'super steeps'... lovely naming there, exactly as steep as some of the stuff back in Colorado. Anyway, the skis did very well on those runs, slashing down the initial cornice drop and making any turn I asked them to for the rest of the run. the next time I used them was on a day at Breckenridge. This time I was actually able to try them on powder, and they did not disappoint. floated like a dream on top of light Colorado powder. Took them up to the lake chutes, they were awesome there, as well. Next I used them again in powder at Vail. Different resort, same results. Unfortunately, both this year and last year have had terrible snow here in CO, so I haven't had many chances to take them out, but when I do, I have a good time. Last year and this year there has been a layer of persistant depth hoar, which has made the snow a bit too sketchy for my first backcountry trip, but the skis are light and skin really well (using technica bushwhacker boots, BD glidelite mix sts skins and marker baron bindings).
tl;dr : Great ski, fun in pow, good to great in bumps and on cruisers (keep it on edge and it rails), light as hell, great on steeps.
Date published: 2013-01-01
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