Ariel Rabinwrote a review of Black Diamond Gigawatt Ski on December 31, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These skis are amazing. I've used these skis in Tahoe on deep and mixed powder days and on Cat ski trips near Nelson BC. About me, I'm 6'2", 200lbs and have the 195s mounted with Jesters. On a 4-day deep Cat trip, everyone else who were riding 115 centered pow skis were sore and tired after a couple days but I was fine because I had to work half as hard to turn... Even though these skis are HUGE, they turn on a dime with zero effort in pow. They actually are decent on groomers too, and surprisingly carve better than my ON3P Billygoats. I'm surprised Black Diamond is discontinuing them but I guess they look pretty intimidating to most people. My only complaint might be that they float almost too well, even in deep snow, you'll end up on top of the snow. Face shots are a challenge. They charge.