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All the speed you can handle crossed with all the float of a hot air balloon.
- I-Beam Core embedded in the milled wood core improves overall torsional stability (less torque means more stability amidst a turn) and a snappier-feeling ski
- Sandwich Sidewall construction combines a wood core with ABS sidewalls for strength and a classic sandwich construction for a even, predictable flex
- Rocker design shapes the bottom of the ski like the rockers on a rocking chair (say that ten times fast), allowing the tip and tail to rise above the surface of the snow easier so you can float, slash, and turn when the going gets deep
- Powder Hull design shapes the base area under the tip like the hull of a boat, pushing powder to either side, helping you float easier in deep snow
- Swallow Tail tail shape helps the rear of your ski sink a little in deep snow, leveling you out on the slope and offering more precise turning and easy maneuverability
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great for in bounds
It's a little heavy, but for in bounds days, this is the ski i've been choosing lately. I'm 150, 5'8" and tele skiing. I have the 179. I really like it. In any soft snow, it feels powerful. The dimensions are almost identical to an older megawatt, but I've been enjoying this ski more. It's mid-stiff--not a plank, but more powerful than some powder oriented skis. Very stable and damp. Although it's described as rockered, there's a lot of camber underfoot. I like the pop in my turns. The early rise is not very aggressive, but for me there's plenty of float with a ski that wide, and its probably more versatile this way. Rocker in the tail is pretty minimal, and it's not prone to washing out. Still very surfy with the upturned tail. The 3D tip is kind of gimmicky, but I like it. I doubt it helps float, but it probably helps out blowing through crud. The ski really loves to carve through anything. I'd imagine the 3D tip also minimizes pushback from the tip--hard to say though since it's a pretty minor design. Big and floaty in powder, charges through crud, stiff enough and with camber to handle variable snow, fun on the groomers with a moderate 26m turn radius. Nothing 120 wide edges great on ice, but this edges better than skis in its class thanks to the camber. And every time I ski it, I think fondly of the home depot laminate flooring section. It's a fun ski.
I got the chance to demo these skis for a couple days in a load of fresh powder. Long story short I really liked skiing on them. I used the 189's and I don't know if it was the bindings or the ski (most likely) but they felt really heavy. I wouldn't like hauling these guys up a mountain. Powder is where they shine! They do seem to be fairly flexible, I'm 190lbs and they seem to be a little on the flexible side. Far from a stiff ski. Overall I absolutely loved them, highly recommend trying out a pair. If they were a couple hundred less I'd pick up a pair myself.