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Stick the Moment Deathwish Skis base to base and show them to your traditionalist, camber-loving friend, and his first reaction is likely be "What the hell?" His second reaction will also be "What the hell?", and his third reaction will be "No way, dude." Cut this philistine some slack, though--it's not his fault he can't appreciate the beautiful subtleties of Moment's Dirty Mustache Rocker. While most skis opt for full camber, full rocker, or camber underfoot and rocker in the tip and tail, the Deathwish takes things a step or three further by building in a short section of low camber underfoot, two more cambered sections fore and aft of the binding, and generous rocker in the tip and tail for a mind-bending combination of hardpack edge hold and playful powder looseness. When you're riding the ski relatively flat, it can pivot and surf like a rockered ski, but get it up on edge and it'll bite into the snow like a hungry tiger into a juicy steak. 

If the rocker profile of the Deathwish looks unusual, it's right in line with Moment's famously trippy graphics. Designed by Max Louis Miller, the slightly twisted artwork on the Deathwish is protected by a crystal-clear nylon topsheet to stay fresh and clean the whole season long. Of course, the aesthetics are secondary, with the light, lively aspen and pine core, stiff fiberglass laminates, and pop-enhancing carbon fiber stringers rightfully taking the top billing, seeing as they keep the Deathwish stiff on hardpack and playful in powder. The UHMW sidewalls, burly steel edges and speedy sintered base can take shots without calling it quits, and Moment even threw in dampening VDS rubber layers for a smooth ride and a reinforced layer underfoot for bomber binding mounts. It might not be traditional, but the Deathwish has more important things on its mind than worrying what the squares have to say.

  • Dirty Mustache Rocker
  • Aspen and pine core
  • Fiberglass laminates
  • Carbon fiber stringers
  • Reinforced binding mount layer
  • 2.2mm steel edges
  • 1.2mm Durasurf sintered base

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5 5

I wish I had a Dirty Mustache

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Once you experience the The Dirty Mustache rocker (Triple Camber) it is going to be hard to go back to anything else. I can ski down anything with the confidence that my edges are going to hold in everything from powder to the crustiest crust. The front rocker and width underfoot are great for crushing powder days and when the Snow Gods are not as merciful the dirty mustache rocker cuts through the crud like a serrated knife.

Moment as a company is amazing! I had the opportunity to ride up with one of the co-owners on the ski lift. It is awesome to be able to chat with the designer, creator, and visionary of such an awesome ski. Support local companies and they will keep on coming up with innovative designs like the Deathwish!

I mounted them with a pair of Look Pivot 14 with 115 mm width brakes.

so I've been on the line sir francis bacons for about two years and i cracked the tip on the ski. I'm thinking about looking around at what else there is. i loved the sir francis bacons, would the death wish be a ski like it? I'm an east coaster

I haven't skied the Deathwish, but would suggest taking our the 4FRNT Gaucho - awesome ski - it was a close runner up to my 2015 ski purchase - I ended up with bacons. It has less under foot, but skis very similarly to the bacon - although I was not able to demo it on a powered day. Really fun ski.

Wondering where to mount these for tele? (I'm riding NTN) any suggestions? (I'm 6'2'' 250lb)

Moment recommends mounting 2-4cm back from rec line for tele. I mounted on the rec line and found it was a hair to far forward. NTNs let you adjust so i moved back one setting on the plate putting me 1.5 back from recommended and this was perfect, they absolutely rail.

5 5

Great all around sticks

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wasn't sure if the dirty moustache would live up to the hype and I have been pleasantly surprised.

I've skied these skis 15-20 days at whistler this season and have had fun on them in every condition i've encountered from pow to dust on crust to groomers and chalky steeps. (I'm 5'9" and ski a 190) The skis perform great in pow due to the poppy flex profile and tip/tail rocker, but they stand out from any other fat ski I've ever skied on hardpack. You can roll the ski up on edge on icy slopes and it holds an edge remarkable well allowing you to rail turns in variable conditions.

Plus why buy skis made in china at a much lower production costs for the same price when you can get Moments? Made from 95% USA materials by great people who rip just like you do.

would something like this be a bit much for an east coaster? I make a trip or two out west but I live and ski in the east. I have a pair of volkl bridges that are a few years old which are great and I am keeping but was looking to possibly get something a little bit bigger. These seem pretty sweet but idk if it reasonable or just wishful thinking.

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Plenty reasonable. These would be a great everyday ski for east coast in my opinion. I live and ski on the east coast and have the bibby pro as my daily driver.

5 5

Try it once, you'll be back for more!

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Everything you're reading in previous reviews... 100% true. The Deathwish is the most agile, forgiving, playful, carvacious, make-em-say-unhh design out there, and still the one knocking convention on its heels. It's a surfy, slashy powder monkey that puts flat camber skis to shame on hardpack. Light and snappy, super responsive, 4 contact points hold edge incredibly well on hardpack while rockered tips and camber zones keep you afloat in the deep and give that surfy feel of flat camber.
I got these to replace my all-mountain skis and could not be more stoked!
For size reference - I'm about 5'6, 135lb... picked these up in a 174cm with a Rossignol FKS 180 (115mm brake) binding.
Grab a pair if you are looking for a hard-charging but SUPER fun and playful ski that can rip anywhere!

5 5

May be my favorite ski to date!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Deathwish are by far the most versatile ski I've skied. Even at my 6'2" at 200lbs (I use the 190cm) they carve groomers, ski pow, are light, playful, easy to whip around, stable underfoot and just plain FUN. Definitely a one ski quiver candidate for me.

I ski 99% in Tahoe. We get everything from overhead blower to skiing on a ice chest wall. For the last two years, I have put these boards to the test. Quite frankly, its hard for me to grab other skis regardless of condition. The dirty mustache rocker allows you to schmear/scrub speed in powder but also allows the tips and tails to be a bit lighter. This allows you to really throw the skis around in any scenario. The rocker profile also gives you better edge grip on firm snow or for railing groomers. I'm one of those skiers that prefers to carve a few SuperG runs before going out for a hike so to lay an edge is extremely important to me.

Also and most importantly, the graphics speak to my core soul.

May be my favorite ski to date!

Great Review. Thanks for sharing!
Oh and graphics don't get much better.

5 5

Awesome One-Ski Quiver

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've put two full seasons on mine and they are holding up great! These things bust through crud and variable snow better than any ski I've used and they hold their own just fine on hardpack and pow. Dirty Mustache Rocker looks kinda weird on paper and I have to admit that I was skeptical at first, but it really works! These things hook up and hold an edge on hardpack even though they are pretty wide.

Full Disclosure, I'm a Moment athlete.

5 5

This ski kills it

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

This is one of the best big mountain skis out there with the new triple camber and can crush through ice and it is wide enough and has enough rocker to float on powder

5 5

The All Around Badass

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Moment Deathwish is by far one of the most versatile pow skis on the market today. At 6'2 and 155 lbs., the 184 size does it all for me.

With the incorporation of Dirty Mustache Rocker, the Deathwish has multiple contact points, which helps it cut through crud and ice like nobodies business.

Skiing all around Tahoe, the Deathwish helped me survive the less-than-average season we had last year. On those few-and-far-between pow days, the Deathwish excelled at keeping me afloat on the big open faces as well as helped me maneuver through the trees with ease. On the days where the snow was less than ideal, the Deathwish charged through the various snow conditions with little to no problem at all.

Not to mention the badass graphics...

Inches of fresh, hardpack, groomers, ice; you name it, the Deathwish will destroy it.

5 5

Surprised by the triple.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The triple rocker absolutely RAILs on hardpack. Set the edge and hold on. However the triple rocker takes on a whole new persona in pow and it turns into a super playful and surfy ski. The firm tail stomps landings.

Whether in pow or in variable hardpack you can feel the three points of contact always locking you into your turn which provides a ton of confidence to really punch it.

I rode this all season with Dyanfit Radical ST and G3 Alpinist skins. A 115mm ski crampon fits on this ski perfectly. I'm 5'5", 155 lbs, and loved the 184.

The Deathwish at home staring down the SW Chutes of Mt. Adams.

Surprised by the triple.