Did on3p have a demo day at Bachelor with their 2014 gear? I've been interested in the Tychoon but haven't found a single review anywhere. Would like to hear your take on them and how they compare to other 98-ish skis. I know the width of the Tychhons varies with length.
It was at the industry demo. The Tychoon w/metal was similar to the Vicik: Vicik more stable, smoother, initiated easier in the tip. The Tychoon was a little more rattled in crud, quicker, held better, but was really just a narrower Vicik that didn't have the same top end. Tychoon tour model was quick, fun, but overpowered at speed; definitely a touring/AT model, rather than a fast skiing resort crusty-snow off-piste ski.
The Vicik was in the top 2 or 3 fun 105mm skis I have been on. It was really versatile in any sort of off-piste snow. It reminded me of the FX104 in terms of snow feel and versatility., also the old Head Inferno. I don't know if I have been on any other skis in that width that combined those 2 traits as well as these 3. Certainly been on some great soft snow skis in that width, but these 3 are all great in mixed snow too.