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Updated Review

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Finally had a chance to ski these Current's last Sunday for the first time. Mounted tele with BD's 01 binding, Garmont Ener-G boots. Conditions were variable snow early with 31 degree snowfall later, about 3" over compacted snow as it was early season.
The Currents are quite light with great swing weight. Very easy to initiate in turns, definitely a nice round flexing ski with enough firmness in the tail. Making "telepine" turns was the same. In the only 8" or so of soft untracked snow I could find I found that these skis floated nicely.
My only gripe with the skis is my going with BD's factory pin line recommendation: 833.7mm's (818 +15.7). I found that the tails "hung up" just a little despite detuning and checking bases are flat. IMHO, the BD recommendation leaves more "real estate" behind your boots than necessary. Making a long story short, I am convinced that the recommended pin line should really be 10-20mm's back from what BD claims it should be to bring it in line with the 175 Amperage's 51.62% (pin line for 27.5 boot is 12.5cm's forward of boot center mark on that ski), where I had none of these "hang up" issues. (These 185 Currents place the pin line at 52.55% from the tail per BD specs, which is clearly closer to the tip.) Although I somewhat hate to do so, I'm going to remount with pin line 12-15mm's back as I think that will assist greatly. I'd have to say that even if I was mounting alpine or at, I would seriously consider mounting at least 10mm's back of boot center mark.
But otherwise, a smashingly good handling, turning, floating and fast ski! Will post an update once correctly mounted.