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post #1 of 13
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Hey Guys,

 

I was wondering if any of you have gotten a chance to ski the RMU skis. I was able to take a few runs on the apostle the other day, and definitely enjoyed them. They are adequate on the groomers, but I really enjoyed them in the bumps and trees(which is the type of ski I am looking for)

 

I was just curious if any of your guys have skied them and what your opinions where.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 13

I want more info on these skis too.

I met a guy at Santa Fe last season that was skiing the CRM version.

He was an experienced racer and was demonstrating one legged slow GS turns for a friend on these.

Very impressive for a ski this wide.

Do any of you Bears know anything about RMU skis?

http://www.rockymountainunderground.com/all-mountain/

post #3 of 13

So nobody knows anything about these skis?

Amazing, I would have bet that there is a Bear somewhere that knows something about anything.

Somebody should speak up or everybody might think we don't know nothing!

Yet, that's something.

post #4 of 13
The skis are produced in the NeverSummer factory along side Icelantic, Fatypus and I am not sure what else is being produced there. So, if you skied either of those two brands, you know what the feel is. I haven't skied the RMU skis, but the flex and profile is pretty good.
post #5 of 13

I know Mike the founder.  Not an industry guy just a hardcore skier.  Company is based in Breckenridge.

 

Last year I spent a good half day demoing RMU's on variable early conditions.  skied on the Apostle, North Shore, CRM, Blue Light Special and the Professor.  In general I liked them all.   Across the line flex patterns were medium to soft and most had a very round symetrical feel on snow.  Weight was reasonable. Edge grip was solid.  None have metal so they all have that brighter fiberglass/wood feel.

 

Design and some prototyping is done in-house.  I know that some models are made by Never Summer in Denver and others by Moment in Reno.  Bomber sandwich construction.

 

Prices are a little high relative to comparable skis.  I think this might be due to their policy of not allowing allow dealers to discount their their skis.

 

Any specific things you guys are wondering?


Edited by rug wheelie - 10/19/13 at 11:11am
post #6 of 13
I know they are members of USA COLAB along with Montana Ski Company and a number of other US manufacturers. But most of these guys aren't selling huge numbers of skis, except for maybe Icelantic.
post #7 of 13

Thanks for da info.

I see a demo in my future.

post #8 of 13

I had a few  full days on RMUs from Keystone Gorsuch  at KS and Vail last year and absolutely fell in love with them. Pretty wide under foot and no metal, but they have wonderful hold on groomers for serious carving and were great in pow. 

I did not think they were too expensive for the quality of the ride.

post #9 of 13

The Apostle is a ski I would like to get on. Its a very nice looking and feeling ski. I saw them last season at a local shop and thought they were nicely built and had a good profile (5 point design)  and a medium hand flex.  NeverSummer presses a nice ski with good lively feel but solid, not a thin tinny feel. I would be interested in which skis are pressed by which company. The Apostle is a NS.  AND, yeah, these are pricey 

 

http://www.rockymountainunderground.com/shop/apostle

 

Blistergear did a review a couple of years back. http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/rmu-apostle

post #10 of 13

Hey!

 

I am also interested in RMU skis, specially model CRM. Can you give us more feedback about this model?

 

Thanks!

post #11 of 13

CRMs (in two different sizes, I forget which) were the RMU model that I skied those days.  I think I liked both, the longer and the shorter ones.

post #12 of 13
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CRMs (in two different sizes, I forget which) were the RMU model that I skied those days.  I think I liked both, the longer and the shorter ones.

 

Would you recommend this skis to be used for carving as well. My plan is to use skis 70% on piste and 30% off. Mostly skiing in Alps (Europe).

 

Thanks!

post #13 of 13

I loved carving on CRMs (with 101 waist, I believe). My fellow instructors were impressed what the skis could do. If RMU wanted me to be on  their skis and give them a nice exposure, I would not mind repping them...

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