cascadefreeheeler

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cascadefreeheeler wrote a review of on February 10, 2013

POW slayer
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've skied the Megawatt Carbon inbounds at Whistler and Stevens Pass in Washington on powder days as well as several backcountry trips in the Cascades. So far my impression is really good. They are powerful enough to float on top of tracked out concrete and breakable crust and surf deep powder effortlessly. I need to be very careful not to charge too hard on breakable sun exposed crust though. I've popped out a couple of times from not having a high enough din on my bindings (dynafit ft @ din 12) but that's probably a good thing to preserve my ankles. Also, I noticed when I go for big air that I need to be much more centered on the landing and I can go much bigger than any other ski. I wouldn't ski these where having a strong edge is crucial to survival. The tip and tail are too soft to hold you on steep icy slopes which makes this more versatile on soft snow and less on hardpacked slopes. It's also less versatile when skinning variable conditions when you might want a ski crampon. Your boot center causes some imbalance when only using part of the ski when skinning uphill. Still a great ski for it's quick response, weight (crazy light), floating ability and level of versatility for it's length, width and weight. Most certainly the best deep powder ski I've ever skied.

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