A Better Ski
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Contrary to what Wally says about this ski, I find the Patron to have excellent floatation. The Patron does have a little bit more swing weight than, say, an Armada JJ, which I have used extensively, but I find that the Patron can carve better on groomed and firm snow conditions. In fact, I find the Patron to handle any condition better than the JJ, or "similar counterparts" with rocker/camber profiles. The Patron is playful yet solid and confidence inspiring. It is a great ski. I have the Helldorado's, too, which will be more of a charging ski than the Patron, even though they have the same dimensions. The relatively light weight construction of the Patron is top notch, and I have ridden them hard, including bashing them through t North Chute last season.
A great one ski quiver that replaced my Armada JJ's.