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Rocky Mountain Underground P802

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Pros: Versatile, responsive, well designed for the East

Cons: Top sheet chips easily

I purchased the P802 last summer, and have been skiing them as my primary daily driver this season. I have to say, RMU set out to design a ski targeted at the New England market, in particular at Vermont. (802 is the Vermont area code). As a Vermont skier, I'll say they hit the nail on the head. This ski is nice and stiff, and holds an edge on hardpack very well for its width. It isn't an FIS slalom ski in it's edge grip, but it'll bite into all but the hardest of snow surfaces. At the same time, the little bit of tip rocker and its width lets it float when you get into soft snow , chop and crud. Off trail, it is nice and responsive, doing what I want when I want, allowing me to ski tight trees with confidence.

 

If you're the type of East Coast skier that likes to mix it up between on trail and off trail, groomed and ungroomed, this is definitely an amazing option. The P802 is versatile and competent enough that it has replaced two different skis in my quiver, and performs better than either of those skis did. 

 

As an added bonus, you can find the P802 with the Flyin' Ryan graphics topsheet, and a portion of the proceeds go to the Flyin Ryan foundation, a Vermont nonprofit that helps kids engage in adventure activities. Everybody wins. 

 

***Edit: I had a warranty issue recently with my P802's. I can't say how awesome the crew at RMU was. They worked with my local shop and the local RMU rep to get me back on my skis in record time, and they kept me informed of what was going on every step of the way. 

 

The P802 in its natural habitat: 

Rocky Mountain Underground P802
Description:

Eastern-oriented all mountain/sidecountry ski by RMU.

Details:
DetailValue
Lengths172, 178, 184
Dimensions130-96-112
Turn Radius22.1m @178cm
Constructionearly-rise
Core MaterialMaple
Recommended useOff-piste
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2015
Binding Included
Binding System
Binding Type
Recommended Binding
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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