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Jordon wrote a review of on November 7, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've already written a review for this ski last year, but sense the DW came back unchanged this year why not write another. I originally skied the deathwish last year at a ski demo and after skiing them i went out and bought myself a pair. this ski makes the entire mountain a playground. There are harder charging skis and more playful park skis but sense im not a park rat nor a GS racer i wanted a ski that blended the best of both worlds and the deathwish doesn't disappoint. I'm 6'3 205-210 and this ski isn't a stiff charger but wont hesitate to get up to speed and rail. I love to slash this ski excels at that. jumps no problem. This is truly a one ski quiver.

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Jordon wrote a question about on November 6, 2013

I've had my eye in this ski for a year now and I'm not sure why. I bought a pair of 193 automatics last year and mounted them on the recommended line, that was a horrible decision. They were my first real go at tear drop shaped pow skis and left me with a bad taste in my mouth. I like a more center mounted ski then a tail draggin surfer in the deep. does anyone have any insight on if this skis similarly, from the dimensions alone I would think it does. the love of my life is the moment deathwish if that helps at all.

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Jordon wrote a review of on February 20, 2013

5 5

I had the opportunity to get on the 13/14 deathwish (same ski different top sheet) at the WWWSRA ski demo at Mt Bachelor yesterday. I picked that ski not because my shop carries Moment but because I was intrigued by this dirty mustache rocker that Moment advertises is a one ski game changer. My first turns on the cat tracks displayed a ski with a very playful personality slashing and slarving all over making small little turns on the traverse over to some east side runs. Once I got the chance to really charge on this ski I was a little hesitant about dropping at speed do to the three stage rocker camber profile. Taking a few mellow turns this ski definitely inspires you to open it up and let it rip. The deathwish transferred edge to edge like a dream, more like a 100mm ski as opposed to a 112mm. I felt completely stable making super G turns without any worries of a ski tracking away from the other or any unwanted hookiness; it just held an edge and railed. This ski can be thrown sideways in the middle of a turn or switch at high speeds and maintain that same stability and control even skiing switch. I didn?t get an opportunity to take this in either the park or powder but I think this ski will excel at both exceptionally well. The deathwish is definitely a one ski quiver game changer. Believe the hype!

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Jordon wrote a review of on January 15, 2013

5 5

I had the chance to demo this ski from my shop, apon getting to the mountain i begain rethinking my decision. It turned out to be a cold calky groomer day. Let me rephrase that, It wasnt a bad day to be skiing just not the ideal conditions for a ski with a waist with of 115, but it turned out to be the best decision all week. As always I took a few conservative runs to get the ski dials and on the second or third run just opend it up and was BLOWN away by the competency this ski has on hard pack. I was railing GS comprable to a ski of a 100mm waist and had no speed limit, not to mention that this ski gave so much back i just set you up for your next transition it was a dream! There was a dump the week before and there was some snow off piste to be had but it was pretty variable, most of it was crust and dust making it pretty easy to sink the tails and bog down after breaking the surface. I got a little further off piste were potrol had blown a controled avalanche almost a week prier so there were pretty good chunks of ice and tunes of corn but this ski just blew trough it. I was all smiles all day in fact i was was on another demo today the volkl bridge in similiar conditions and every turn was dreaming of the influence. I look forward to taking it out on a good pow day.

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Jordon wrote a review of on January 15, 2013

5 5

I took the 186 out of the shop on Christmas and for anyone in the state of OR you know that xmas was a dumper day! initially I wanted to take out the 196, but we didnt have any mounted for demo so i grabbed the latter and it didnt disapoint. I'm 6'3" 200 and the ski had no learning curve, all it asked was for you to point it and shot ( just make sure you have some room to open them up because the turn radius holds pretty true. I found that I could muscle it around if needed but would get burned out in the tight trees. as the day rolled on the snow was getting a bit packed out but it was still puking and there were still stashes to be had the only problem is you had to ski some serious chop and thats where I found this ski to excel and really become confidence inspiring. The same principles applied the the chop as it did the powder point it and ride it out. The bodacious turned the scariest of bumps into nothing more then little powder clouds. I didnt test it but I'm pretty sure you can chop a tree down just the same point the bodacious and shoot. I didnt get it out on any groomers persay and I dont have anything negative to say about this ski at this time. I will check back and update once I take it out again.

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Jordon wrote a review of on January 15, 2013

3 5

I had the chance to ski this today from the shop with super high expectations. The bridge looked great on paper and was the ideal weapon (in my mind) for the day. the conditions were groomers that had been sun baked and the temp was rising so things slushed up a bit. The first few turns I was getting the ski dialed to see what kind of turn it liked and were it felt most comfortable speed wise. After a few turns I felt that i was missing something and that something was liveliness. They felt completely dead on my feet, there was no reward for a nice arking turn, no crisp finish, no pop to the next edge ( this is partially due to zero camber underfoot) but they still felt dead. To keep this review somewhat short I'll just cut to the chase and say I'm a bit of a stranger to the park but it was my last ditch effort to draw some fun out of these skis and thats where they delivered. I'm not the most graceful in the air but those things will get you up there and make it a blast to rocket off the lip of any jump. I believe this ski is more suited for a park skier as opposed to an all mountain quiver ski as i previously thought. I sure there is a market for this ski and there are a tone of skier that will love it but it just didn't fit my skiing.

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