nick martin

nick martin

Tahoe, SLO, Bay Area...

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nick martinwrote a review of on March 13, 2009

Very poor materials
2 5

Floaty as hell in the powder, hold a crazy hard edge on the groomers.
Pros: Stiff, sturdy at high speeds (60mph+).
No shock or slap in crud conditions.
Cons: Top sheet is easily delaminated and chunked with normal skiing wear. Disappointed that after 4 days on the snow they look almost a year old. To soft of a topsheet. Poor base material.

UPDATE: After skiing these for a year now, I have decided to downgrade my rating... The shape and stiffness are incredible, no doubt. However the construction is crappy. The topsheet delams with the slightest of scratches, and the bases seem to be made of butter. The lightest of rock encounters has taken ENORMOUS strips of my base away, all the way to the core. Not recommended for any type of off piste, non groomer skiing.
They just simply cannot handle aggressive tree skiing where rock scraping is inevitable.
Sorry Volkl, but you better step up your materials if you want me back...

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