|Originally posted by Coach13:
Does anyone have any recent experience or knowledge of this ski?
I skied the prototype last year. The Speed Omecarve 10 is a bit softer than the Speed Omeglass, and the shovel is smoother; you won't find yourself catching edges quite as much. I'd characterize it as a GS ski that can also ski Slalom: a carver's paradise. It's fairly damp; turn initiation, feel, and rebound are all very good.
This is a great ski for someone who has advanced technique, but doesn't ski at the highest of speeds; someone who wants to carve-up Blues, Blacks and off-piste bowls, without working at every moment. It is slightly forgiving, and you can change the turn-radius mid-arc easily.
The additional info below comes from a friend who tested the ski in France. "While it can be skied off-piste pleasuarbly, little floatation makes for rough moments in deep powder. That said, shovel and tail are very broad (wide), deep pow is skied with moderate, though slower (sluggish), maneuverability."
GF[ November 28, 2003, 02:44 PM: Message edited by: GF ]