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I'm looking to purchase my first pair of...
I'm looking to purchase my first pair of powder skiis? I this is a good deal for powder skiis?
50% off and $399.00? It's a smokin' deal! You've been patient and frugal all season, claim your reward brutha'!
Get a pair of rockered or early rise skis. Camber blows for powder skiing. Check out bluehouseskis.com and look at the Maestro or Maven. They only come in 189, but they are awesome skis, and the are under $400 new. If you want something shorter, look at the Rossignol S7, the 4FRNT CRJ, the K2 ObSethed or Hellbent, or the Armada JJ.
For the price these would be a super sweet POWDER ski. I have the Girish, which is similar, but not as wide. Phenomenal ski. Nordica skis are super high quality, and this one is very well made. As has been noted, these are not for ripping groomers, but will do MUCH BETTER getting you back to the chairlift than an Armada or fully rockered, negative side cut ski. Having skied rockered, negative side cut, rockered AND negative side cut, super-fat, etc. skis back to back to back on a few massive powder days in early April (UT), there really isn't that much difference if you are a good skier. ALL make POWDER skiing MUCH more playful, fast and effortless.
beware, these are super super fat, very one-sided ski. From what I have heard about these is that they are too fat.
how are the jah love's on the groomers??...
how are the jah love's on the groomers?? what bindings can even fit on this ski
these are'nt to great on groomers especially if you like to go fast you should probably go with Armada JJ or Ant's if you want to shred pow and ride on groomers then you probably should look at a different ski.
Mitch youcould go with a marker that has a 130mm brake it will be a little snug or a salomon that is compatible with the b130 brake that will cover 120mm to 135 mm but does fit on 140mm. I have the salomon z12 ti
Viva La Bombaclot!
A. Yes I'm Aware what Bombaclot means, However I have no idea what hitting a bombaclot drop is supposed to mean.
B. I could be wrong, but I think my spelling is the correct form.
C. These are NOT twin tips, the product writer has obviously never first-hand seen a pair.
Issues aside, as the product description says, you really do snap into the irie bliss of a 140mm underfoot. These ultra-fatties are meant for one purpose - bottomless powder days in the front and side country. Considering the size, they're full of pop and surprisingly nimble. You will find yourself in nirvana in an open powder bowl after a huge dump with the jahs. Long tours in the BC aren't much of an option as these boys are heavy (I have no idea how someone could think mounting these with dukes wouldn't make an absurdly heavy package.)
The important thing to realize is this is not an all mountain ski. This should be a niche model within your ski quiver mucho grande powder. Keep 'em in the deep, and it'll be easy skanking for all.
What is the camber on these skis? Are they...
What is the camber on these skis? Are they traditional camber, reverse camber (Hellbent style), or 5-D camber (Volkl Kura, Rossi S7, or Armada ARG)?
According to some other sites it has zero camber. So none of the above.
According to EVO, Altrec, and Nordica's own site, these skis have zero camber. So try comparing with narrower zero cambers like the nordica zeros or volkl katanas.
Rip the Pow
I've got a pair of these in 183 mounted with Marker Dukes. They are so wide I had to remove the brakearms (their so called 132mm brakes were not even close). I have only skied them in blower fresh backcountry conditions, because that is what they are made for--so none of you JONGs should ask me "how are they on groomers" or "what about bumps?" These skis have no speed limit and absolutely fly on the deep stuff. They have just enough side cut to offer easy turn initiation, but are not twitchy at speed. Relatively stiff, but even flex pattern from end to end keep them really predictable. The only gripe I have is the weight. Who would of thought this ski mounted with Dukes and 140mm skins would be so heavy? They kicked my butt on a 4500ft vertical tour.
i am 100 percent positive that the jah...
i am 100 percent positive that the jah love is not a twin. Please change
I AGREE 100%. I've held this ski in my hands.
it has an up turned tail, but not a true park style twin tip.
why do you need twin tip.... these arent made for the park
I've never owned a pair of Nordicas. I've...
I've never owned a pair of Nordicas. I've definitely never owned a pair of skis this big. How do you guys think these would be for an everyday ski?
not good for an every day ski....really a powder only ski......go for something with a 90 or 100mm waist at the widest for an everyday ski...volkl mantra, line prophet 90 or 100,salomon lord would be good examples ---------------------------If you are looking at a really fat everyday ski check out the k2 Hellbent.
brutally awful . . . unless you go heli skiing every day
simply only a 3 foot plus powder day ski
The Jah Love skis sound like the perfect...
The Jah Love skis sound like the perfect thing for me. But ive been looking to find out how they are on normal slopes? I can seem to find any information any where! Im a massive powder junkie but would be useful to know!! Thanks!
Why would you buy these skis for "normal" slopes. They are water skis for snow - meant to be skied in depths deep enough to drown in. This does not look lke a one-quiver ski to me...
Walk into a store, and hold a plank in your hands and ask yourself if they're too big. If you can only find them online, take a ruler and mark off the tip, tail, and waist. As jay said, these things are water skis for snow, intended for bottomless powder days far, far away from the east coast. I loved mine but only took them out 4-5 times last year because they fill a very narrow niche.
fat, but maybe too fat
there have been many reviews saying these skis are amazing, but at the same time maybe too fat. let me clarify, when using these fatty's in some deep pow they could possibly be the nicest skis ever but once some cliffs are being dropped you may notice that the powder your dropping on isnt as soft as your other skis in the past are; this is because of the huge demensions and such a large surface area that its pretty similiar as landings in the park. so before purchaseing these, consider the terrain you'll be skiing. whether it be big mountain and huge turns, or mainly cliffs. try going down to your local shop for some more tips or even a skinnier ski (ex: the k2 hellbent). get the facts, not just a ski based on graphics.
however this is still a great ski, and should be purchased here because of the cheap price