Originally posted on 4/5/08
6'4" 200lbs 18 yo. strong skier. modern technique. much more a "finesse skier" than a "power skier". Thinks Rocker is the future, thinks reverse sidecut skis are novelty items. Previous Fat ski experiences: Likes: Squads, XXLs, 192 Bros, Ants, Scratch BCs, Guns Dislike: Big Daddy, Pow+, Blowers, Supermojos, praxis, Enforcers, 188 Bros, Mojo 90s, Seth, Titan Argos
Bottom Line: Stop sucking and buy these skis. THEY KILL IT.
Groomers: Fail. Park and riding is fine. Carving requires heel weighting.
Light epic bottomless pow: Too big, seeks surface and gets weird. Use a skinnier ski, get face shots.
Heavier pow, sluffed snow, wind affect, sun affect, crust, mank, and everything else soft and virgin: Amazing! They turn effortlessly! Feels like cheating! WILL NOT STUFF A TIP! EVER!!!
Flex: Soft to stiff. Rocker makes it hand flex softer
Trees: Very nice, turns fast. Faster you go the quicker the ski turns
Hucking: Stomp-a-*******-licious. Turn the second you land (ie huck into no fall zone/high consequence areas with confidence)
Crud: Good, better than expected, not the best. Not what the ski is for.
Weight: A crapload, 'specially with dukes. Ugh.
Skinning: Breaking trail = regular skinning, almost. Tip stays up
Construction: Butt plug = Why? who knows. Cap is disappointing. Otherwise only time will tell (note from end of 09 season. Still in very like new condition)
Sonny Bono Factor: High, Watching the huge missile shaped tips flap around is so much freaking fun you may die.
Notes: Give them time, I needed like 2.5-3 days to figure them out.