Pros: Quick, carves well, good in powder and crud
Cons: Less perfect in very hard conditions
I'm a skier who doesn't want to mess with a quiver. Give me a ski that will ski well in most conditions so that I don't need to make a decision. The BBR fills the bill. I've been more and more satisfied with this ski as I've used it. It turns on a dime and holds well at speed and on hard snow, but ice is not its favorite. It really shines in crud and new snow. Where I ski we have heavy snow frequently and it loves to smash its way through the stuff whether it's new or cut up. Light snow is a breeze.
The extra wide tip with the average stern raises the front of the ski above the level of the tail in fresh snow and allows you to keep your weight centered, or even a little forward, without any worries. It's not a ski for smearing turns, but carves in loose snow with great ease.
Height: 6' 1"
Skier Type: 8, I suppose
Years Skiing: 49
Type of skiing I like: Powder, Crud, Trees, Bumps, in that order (depending on the day)