I had the opportunity to buy a set of 2011 K2 Pontoons for really cheap, and got to take them for my first rip yesterday. Holy batman what a difference, over my normal pair of skis ( 2009 Salomon Guns, No rocker, 130 / 96 / 124). There was between 6"- 14" of wind blown powder, and the pontoon's ripped. It didn't seem to matter if it was crusty or tracked out, I was in full control and fast. Hitting lips and drops were a blast, I don't think I have flown further and stuck so many landings. I started calling them my "hero" ski's because I had a feeling of invincibility on them. However, once I hit the groomer it wasn't the best ride back to the lift.
In comparison, on my Guns I feel like a slow, out of control rookie when skiing everything except untouched powder.
My question is:
Where this was my first time riding fat rocker skis, is it fatness and rocker that make it so easy and fun or the actual Pontoon ski?