Waffles aren't just a breakfast food.
Like the American electorate, Moment's Belafonte Ski doesn't have time for flip-floppers. If you spend time dilly dallying and being scared on top of a hairy line, the Belafonte's liable to take itself off your feet and shred down on its own, leaving you stranded at the top with an embarrassing butt-slide in your near future. If, however, you man up and give 'er, the stiff, directional, and hard-charging Belafonte, your worst enemy is bound to become your new best friend (though, not so applicable to the political state of things). Its straight, aggressive shape and damp construction was inspired by comp skis, so you know it likes to go fast, huck cliffs, and rail powerful turns, but it's been tweaked to make it slightly friendlier at more moderate speeds, so you don't have to be a total maniac to get the most out of it.
It all starts with Moment's Triple Camber Front Rocker, which as its name indicates features an early-rise Front Rocker tip to provide float in soft snow, traditional camber underfoot for stability and power in variable junk and on hardpack, and micro-camber sections fore and aft of the binding for insane edge grip when the speeds are eye-watering and the snow quality is questionable. Micro-camber might seem a little weird, but it manages to allow the ski to feel enjoyably loose when the snow's soft when it's not, so you be able to rally all season without swapping out your boards. The tail of the Belafonte's only slightly raised, giving you powerful turn finishing and plenty of stability.
Ultimately, the whole package is based on a stout aspen and ash core, which is stiffened with fiberglass laminates and carbon-fiber stringers, outfitted with rugged and powerful UHMW sidewalls, and finished off with rubber-dampened 2.2mm steel edges and a lightning-quick 1.2mm Durasurf sintered base. There's a reinforced binding-mount layer under the foot, too, so you won't have to sweat the possibility of ripping out a heelpiece when you're maching down high-consequence lines.
- A hard-charging, all-mountain ski with comp roots
- 106mm width waist offers float in pow and stability on groomers
- Triple Camber Front Rocker charges powder and chunder alike
- Steel edges and sintered base rally over varied conditions
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