No room for doom and gloom here.
While it might be a shade difficult to abstain from cringing when you read the name 'Moment Deathwish Ski,' take note and remember what your dear ole Ma told you years ago—"don't judge a book by its cover." So, case in point, the Deathwish is anything but doomsday and terrible, in fact its construction is quite contrary thanks to the beautiful subtleties of Moment's Triple Camber profile. 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 flat section underfoot, two more cambered sections fore and aft of the binding, and some 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.
The rocker profile of the Deathwish is seriously unusual, but the ski's graphics are downright tame by Moment standards. For all of you mid-century modern hipsters, the polished-marble look is pretty darn slick and it's protected by a sublimated nylon topsheet to stay fresh and clean the whole season long. Of course, the aesthetics are secondary, with the light and lively aspen 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 vibration-damping 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 about what the squares have to say.
- A unique, fun-hogging ski for just about all freeride conditions
- 112mm width waist is super stable and aggressive
- Triple Camber Twin Rocker is both stable and poppy
- Steel edges and sintered base charge hard through chunder
- Ash core is highly durable, poppy, and responsive
- Item #MMT001Q
- Q & A
The Moment Deathwish 5 stars.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I am 6 foot, 3 in, 190lbs and I have been riding the 2016 190 cm Deathwish for 1 year. It is a blast! A true all mountain and shredder! It is light, fast and playful. It surfs excellent in powder, powers through chop, carves groomers and remains stable whatever the situation.
Moment accomplishes this with their Triple Camber âdirty mustacheâ technology. It allows the ski respond with rocker in the powder while maintaining camber on the hard pack and on those sketchy traverses. When you see the ski you will understand the âdirty mustacheâ name and learn to love it as soon as you ski!!
The Moment team really knows what they are doing and this handmade ski is a true testament to their heritage. Being based out of Reno, NV the skis are evolved from the Sierra and can shred any snow type. An early spring day in Tahoe can mean early morning north facing powder and Southern spring corn in the afternoon. While chasing these conditions as the day progresses you encounter everything from chunky ice to heavy slop. No need to swap skis mid-day here! The Deathwish handles all with ease and is truly a one ski quiver. This is why I give this ski 5 stars
It is my go to when I travel. I have it set up as a telemark ski for backcountry and resort because I know it will perform. It is a little heavy on the assents but Moment has a solution for that. Please see the other recommendations below.
Touring Backcountry: http://www.backcountry.com/moment-underworld-ski?rr=t
All mountain with a smaller waist (can still crush the park): http://www.backcountry.com/moment-tahoe-alpine-ski?rr=t
Please Contact me anytime if you would like to discuss these or any other products. I would be stoked to help you get on a unique setup for your skill, type and Style of skiing!
Mt. Shasta 14,180â on the DEATHWISH