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
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