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Born at the foot of the mountains from which it takes its name, the Moment Ruby Alpine Ski shines in powder. This lively, wood core Twintip features a fattie footprint and substantial sidecut in all three sizes, each ideal for either all-mountain use, playful pow skiing or charging big lines. Choose the 180 for a more versatile, progressive flex. The 188 is softer overall and loves deep snow and soft landings, while the 190 combines more effective edge with a stiffer flex throughout for charging the big shit.

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4 5

188cm - Nice Pow ski and works on the groomers

Just wanted to review an older ski. If you come across this ski and you can get it for cheap it is WORTH IT!!

Harkens back to the older days of all camber, no rocker. To be honest this ski does exceptionally well in the pow. It has a big soft tip and it planes up without a problem once you get some speed on. The camber really adds a great deal of 'pop' to the ski - which is something the flat, rockered skis are lacking. Lots of faceshots to be had here!!

Because of the camber profile this thing actually does amazing on groomers! You can tear trenches. My ONLY gripe with this ski is because of the significant amount of camber I found that at low speeds on hardpack/ice if you are making a gentle turn that the tip point of maximal contact (camber contact points) are very grabby. If you stay aware of this it can be manageable. Took a couple of big bails at low speed while learning this about the Ruby's.

5 5

Moment Ruby 188 Skis Telemark Review

The best skis I own. I bought these early spring and have put about 5 days on them. These skis have very durable construction- I thumped some logs and rocks and have virtually no marks to show for it. The topsheets get cut up a bit as usual, especially at the tips which are a bit thin, but nothing more than usual and better than most skis. I mounted these with Voile Switchbacks with my tele boot center about -1.5 cm from the alpine boot center line. This is definitely the sweet spot in powder, both for parallel and tele turns. The float on these skis is amazing. I have not tried any rockered skis yet, but I would imagine that the healthy tip and tail rise on these comes close, but the healthy traditional camber makes them suprisingly predictable and skier friendly on hard snow. They are very stable at speed. I let em run over some breakable crust and they were confident. They are quite responsive, with easy turn initiations and smooth turn exits and transitions. They will accept pretty much any turn you want them to make. I am 6 ft. 180 lbs and I think the 188 is a perfect length for me. If I only skied tight trees at resorts, I would get the 180, and if there were more open faces around here, I would get the 190. The 188 with Switchbacks is super light and is probably the ultimate tele touring setup right now. The trad camber is really springy which adds to the tourablity of these boards. I would highly recommend these skis. I currently own about 10 pairs of skis, and if I could only keep one pair (I live in Wyoming), I would keep the Rubys.

What do you think about the moment ruby...

What do you think about the moment ruby 180s for a mix of trees, bumps and bowls

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Not sure how it handles the bumps, but it definitely delivers in the bowls and trees area. Good float, super responsive, and tons of playfulness.

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The 180 Ruby will be a great choice for trees, bumps, and bowls. Depending on how aggressive of a skier you are, you might feel the length short in open terrain while carrying speed. But for everything else, they will be a nice fit. And at a weight of 8.5 lbs, you might considering using this as a touring setup. Very lively ski that's for sure.

What do you think about the Moment Ruby...

What do you think about the Moment Ruby 180s for a mix of trees, bumps and bowls?

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Not sure how it handles the bumps, but it definitely delivers in the bowls and trees area. Good float, super responsive, and tons of playfulness.

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I'm a freestyle coach for Squaw and I find myself using these in the moguls very often. They are not ideal because they are powder skis but they will work. Also it depends on how you will be skiing the bumps. If you are just plowing through they are great. If you actually want to ski a line it may be a bit more tricky, but it can be done.

5 5

188 Moment Ruby

I mounted these up with hammerhead bindings and these things just rip. The 188 is a little softer than the 190 so it makes a great tele ski. They are not a groomer ski but rip it up in the pow and crud. This is my first pair of fat skis - my others are BD Kilowatts. I would have to say these things are great - highly recommend them. Very Light - nice flex to them...

5 5

Awesom Pow Ski

I spent a weekend alpine touring on the 188 and it rocked my face off! These skis ride super-high in the pow -- whether your breaking trail on the way up -- or skiing down. The dimensions provide for super fun, surfy turns in the fresh. The skis are surprisingly stable on groomers too, however, not quite fun-enough that I'd want this as my everyday ski. Still, if I were looking for a powder/backcountry-specific ride, these would be it.

3 5

Pretty Good

Skied 2 days on the 188cms, one resort, one tour.
They were fun and handled a variety of conditions. I think I would have preferred these skis mounted a little bit forward because they took some work to initiate a turn and it was easy to overpower the tails. Overall a fun ski that can handle anything.

So would you say the 190 Ruby is closer...

So would you say the 190 Ruby is closer to the katana in flex? would u now how it compares to the 192 M1

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I haven't been on the Katana, but from what I've read, the 190 Ruby should be pretty similar in flex. While the Katana has metal in it, the Ruby has an aspen wood core with full length pine stringers. The 192 M1 is much stiffer, but the 190 Ruby is more playful in soft snow without losing much performance in firm conditions.

3 5


Well for starters I skied this ski in the 188 length with a pair of Fritsche bindings, I'am 6'2" and 185ish. I thought it was a pretty light set up considering the size of the skis and was excited to go and take them out for the weekend here in utah! Unfortunatley it hadn't snowed for about 3-4 days and everything was tracked out in bounds and fairly dense by the time I got my turns, so my first run was throught the half pipe to meet up with my cuz and the skis were actually pretty good(mind you I can catch air in the pipe and that's about it). Found lots of chalky snow around wich is fun to ski but not powder. I thought the skis were pretty nimble for the size and handled these conditions great and had no problems blowing down the late left overs. I was able to poke around in some of the side country and find a little powder and thought that the few turns that I had were pretty darn good but not enough powder to come to a good conclusion. However, these skis are great for stomping landings, nothing huge due to the conditions but all the little stuff was great. So after a pretty good new years day I took them to idaho for the weekend hoping that maybe idaho had some new snow. They did not, and neither did Bogus Basin. Lots of really firm snow and ice. So I took'em out anyway, they are alright on the firm groomers but not ideal, that and I thought they could have maybe been mounted more forward by like a cm or so. I felt that I had to lean too far forword to carve well. Not wanting to stay on the groomers I headed off exploring and found some good soft left overs that I thought the skis handled great in, plowing right through without a second thought, just point'em and go! I also found area with an eighth inch zipper crust on it that didn't seem to affect the skis cause I went back and skied it again and thought it was pretty fun. The ice that I did ecounter off the beaten path was unpleasant however. The skis didn't seem to want to grab in the tight spots, I would definetly avoid the steep icy terrain with these.
So the bottom line in my humble opinion: These skis are great if it's not firm and icy, nimble in the trees I thought and everywhere else. Bumps were managable and I had fun. If I had to give these skis a grade in the conditions that I had, I would give them a good solid B+. AND I want to take them out in the conditions they're built for ASAP - let it snow!

How does the 190 Ruby compare to other big...

How does the 190 Ruby compare to other big brand skis in flex? Such as armada ant, B-Squad/ 108 Phantom, or Gotoma.

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190 Ruby is most similar to a newer version of the Gotoma. Definitely softer than the B-Squad/Phantom. Can't compare it to the Ant.

Hey, I'm 5'9" and 150lb and I am looking...

Hey, I'm 5'9" and 150lb and I am looking for a ski that needs to primarily do Tahoe Powder. Should I go with the Ruby 180 or 188? I heard that Moments run a little long. Or since this is mostly a pow ski, could I handle the 186 Bibbys being only 5'9"?

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If your good, i would get the bibby's, they are rockered so they ski shorter then there length, plus super fun skis.

5 5

188 + Freeride = JIMP

Totally bitchin'. Just got back from a two-day yurt trip in N. Utah, skiing the 188 on everything from more-than-a-foot of blower to heavy cement. Here goes: really light, way more nimble than the 110mm underfoot would suggest, the big tips destroy wind crust, the flex is KILLER for breaking trail in deep powder, the BD 140mm ascension skins fit perfectly and the skis climb like the Spacecraft logo. The ski loved the Fritschi Freeride Plus. Flex is super smooth and consistent, and there's heaps of stability underfoot. Only time i wouldn't take these out hiking is if i was planning on running into lots of bulletproof snow (probably wouldn't go out then anyway), or any shallow, hard snow days, otherwise the Ruby 188 is the jam when it comes to mixed-conditions touring. And its amazing in deep pow, too.
I'm 6'2" and 185lbs.

5 5

Powder Follow-Up

I now have quite a few mixed powder days on the 190 Ruby, and have been surprised considering the amount of camber. You can definitely smear your turns in soft snow and I've yet to experience any tip dive or feelings of going over the handlebars. In crust or sunbaked powder, they performed very well with minimal tip deflection. Suggested mount point (-9cm of chord center) is perfect and I wouldn't mount elsewhere. Very good all-around ski that can handle both firm, soft, and variable snow conditions.

Hey thomas do you our on your 190 Ruby's...

Hey thomas do you our on your 190 Ruby's and if so what bindings do you have and do you recomend the Ruby's for touring? Sorry for all the questions man, but thanks for the good answers.

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Yep, I own the 190 Ruby and currently have Marker Dukes on them. I've done a few 2,000+ foot tours so far and don't have any complaints regarding ski weight on the uphill climb. I'm hoping to get some backcountry time in this week and should have a better assessment of powder performance after this weekend.

I'm only 5'11 and 165. What would you...

I'm only 5'11 and 165. What would you consider to be the best moment ski for touring/sidecountry trips?

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At your size and without knowing more about your style, I would suggest the Bibby Pro or the 188 Ruby if you plan on skiing powder exclusively. The Bibby Pro has a decent amount of tip rocker (and tail rocker) which the Ruby lacks and it's stiffer. The Ruby would be softer and almost a pound lighter which might be something to consider.

I was planning on doing both touring and...

I was planning on doing both touring and side country trips. I might possibly downsize to the M1. Does anyone know how the M1 performs? and again how well the skins would attatch?

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I would avoid using the M1 for touring and sidecountry trips. It is strictly a firm snow ski, and it's most certainly NOT a powder ski since they are far too stiff for any kind of float (they also weigh close to 10 lbs which would be too heavy for most for touring). If you want a SOFT powder-specific ski, go with the 188. If you want something more versatile and stiffer, go with the 190.For skin attachment, I use 140mm BD Ascension skins. I know it's overkill, but they were previously used for another ski. On the plus side, this particular size came with an adjustable loop which is plenty big to fit over the wide square tips. Your other option is using G3 Alpinist skins which are fairly easy to attach at the tip.

I was wondering how these skis would do...

I was wondering how these skis would do as a touring set-up. I want to put the fritschi freerides on them, but I'm not sure how the skins will do on the squared tips?

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ouch, yea. You may want to consider another ski or another way to attach skins (straps). This is a hell of a big ski to tour on. Are you touring..or just doing some side country?I am using 140mm BD Ascension nylon skins on my. Normally, you get 2 differently sized tip attachments with BD: one that is a standard size loop and another that allows you to enlarge the loop. I enlarged the loop and it fits perfectly over the wide square tip. G3 Alpinist skins should also work perfectly.

How do these ski on groomers?

How do these ski on groomers?

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The 190 Ruby absolutely kills it on the groomers. I've had no trouble handling a mix of hardpack conditions at high speed. In fact, I've yet to find a speed limit on them.

5 5

Excellent all-mountain ski

This review is for the 190cm Ruby which differs vastly from the 180 and 188 lengths. Comparatively, the 190 is the stiffest (and similar to a newer Volkl Gotama) followed by the 180 and then the 188 which is the softest of the bunch. Both the 180/188 have a larger turned-up tail, but the 190 has a relatively flat tail which adds to a much longer running length which I measured to be 160cm. After spending 5 days on the Ruby, this will be my everyday ski without question. On firmer snow, they absolutely rail and I've yet to find a speed limit. Although the camber is large (3.8cm), they ski very damp and there hasn't been any tip flapping or deflection in choppy snow yet. As long as you stay out of the park, you should be very able to take the 190 Ruby out in all conditions. I've only had one powder day and it was shallow, but will update later once I get these skis in deeper snow.

Anyone know how much these ski's weigh? ...

Anyone know how much these ski's weigh? Looking at using this for my a/t setup with some dynafits.

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Exact weight on the 190 Ruby is 9.20 lbs. For the 188 it is 9.0 lbs, and for the 180 it is 8.50 lbs.I checked out the whole lineup of moment skis up in Tahoe a couple of weeks ago and was impressed. They all are a little on the stiffer side but they had good smooth flexes to them and super light. Plus handmade in Reno. I have Bibby's picked out as my next pair of skis.