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Photo-Johnwrote a review of on February 17, 2012

4 5

The Shogun is a great all mountain ski for Utah. It's pretty damp and it really does ski almost everything well. The biggest surprise for me was how well it skis pow. Last winter (2010/11), I only took out my old Katanas once and when I did, I kinda wished I was skiing the Shoguns. They're so much better when the snow is weird and I never skied anything so deep that I wished I had a bigger ski.

The only reason I'm not giving the Shoguns five stars is that this season it's been pretty dry and I wish I had something with a little smaller waist and a bit more sidecut. This isn't really a problem with the Shoguns. But if all you're skiing is hard groomers, they really aren't the best ski. So I've been looking at skis like the Rossi Experience 98 and Volkl Mantra, both of which are slightly skinnier at the boot and fatter at the tip. It seems like they may be better all mountain performers in the long run. That said, I do love my Shoguns and I will at least finish the season with them.