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A symphonic orchestration of powder, freestyle, and backcountry ski.

Like the crescendo of a symphonic composition, the Line Mr. Pollard's Opus Ski harmonizes ski design and art to create a masterpiece. This is professional skier Eric Pollard's, well, opus and, as such, he made it with early rise and early taper to keep you riding on a high note and gave it Symmetric Flex to deliver a smooth, even tempo. Just like Pollard, you'll be able to slice out beautiful freestyle lines in powder and trick it out even when it gets choppy.

Maple Macro Block core uses two full-length maple stringers surrounded by aspen, which balances the power and stability of maple with the durability and reduced weight of aspen. It's stiffer than the core in past versions of this ski, so you can charge harder. Fatty Base and Edge means a thicker base and edge, which increases ski durability and tuning lifespan. The SideWall construction uses P-Tex plastic walls that sit over the edges and beneath the top sheet in order to absorb vibration and ensure solid edge hold.Thin Tip reduces the weight at the ski tip by using a super thin core and sidewall, ultimately reducing weight by 100 grams per pair of skis. A 108mm waist floats through deep snow and provides a stable platform for landing airs, all without feeling so wide that it affects your ability to make quick edge changes. Slide, slash, surf, and march down the mountain to your own beat, because that's exactly what Mr.Pollard had in mind when he opened the curtains to this visionary ride.

  • Early-rise camber profile
  • SideWall
  • Maple Macro Block
  • ThinTip
  • Fatty base and edge
  • 118mm waist
  • 5 Cut sidecut
  • Symmetric Flex

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5 5

Great Ski

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Used this ski in multiple conditions (blower pow, crud, leftover tree stashes) and it performs great. Light, quick and nimble but still stable in all conditions. Can be a little chattery (is that a word?) on groomed run outs but that's not really what it was designed for. I'm about 5'7", 170lbs and went with the 178 as most of my time is in tight trees. On open terrain I would go longer.

5 5

my favorite ski

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Every time it snows enough for me to bust these out I remember just how much I love them, and then I ski them for days after the storm cuz I dont want to put them away. I've been skiing the Opus for a few years. they have such a beautiful flex, shape, and even topsheet artwork. it is dependable. It is soft, snappy, and fun to ski but its width and shape give it quite a bit of stability. the soft flex of the ski gives it a forgiving, fun feeling. having a ski that will bend and flex in Powder puts you in touch with the snow better and allows you to ski it better. I also love the step down from this ski, the sir francis bacon, on less deep days. the two skis compliment each other as they are very similar, just different widths and the bacon is actually a tiny bit shorter as well. It is nice to have less of a ski when there is less snow, but in the end, the Opus is my favorite.

5 5

Love this ski

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Use this ski on Mt. Hood Oregon, where the conditions vary between deep maritime snow falls, sastrugi, screaming groomers, and everything in-between. The Mr. Pollard's Opus handles all of these conditions with grace, but not at the expense of any performance. This is a brilliant ski, and I highly recommend it. I'm giving it 5 stars, although I'm rounding up. My only complaint is that the beautiful artwork seems to chip a bit too easy, but I'm not sure if that's due to my aggressive style, or an inherent flaw. Mainly, it's just hard watching these beautiful skis degrade beyond brand-spank'n new!

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I bought the SFB at 178, love the performance but maybe just a bit short. I may demo a 184. I'm also looking at the Opus as a powder ski but have some concerns about overlap between the two. I'm looking for a mostly close-to-resort hike and ride skis for inbounds on mornings after the storm, followed by bacon in the afternoon when everything is cut up. But, I haven't heard or maybe someone who has ridden both skis can explain, exactly when is the Opus a better option. Do you need a foot of fresh to really get any added benefit from the larger waisted ski; where exactly is the sweet spot between the two in fresh snow conditions?

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I ski this as an all mountain ski in a 178. I'm about 5' 10" and 120 pounds, and love this thing. It is a great powder ski and also does pretty well on groomers considering its girth. Even in the crud, this ski busts it up. I have also skied the Sir Frances bacon and didn't like it very much. It felt too heavy for its waist width. I hope this helps!