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Had Anyone Skied the Head Oblivion?

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With the season almost over, I am thinking about getting some new skis. I am 5'9" 200lbs, 49 year old male. I am looking for a ski with some rocker and some camber. I mostly ski summit/eagle county Co but get to squaw or the butte once every couple of years. I love skiing pow but it seems like I ski one day of hard pack for every day of actual pow skiing.

I would say I'm an intermediate + and ski mostly on piste but venture to the side country depending on conditions.

I saw the Head Oblivion on line and it is billed as a park/pipe ski on some websites and an all mountain ski on others. By specs alone, it appears to be very close to what I am looking for although I only dabble in the park. I would like a wider waist ski that has easy turn initiation which is stable at speed and can handle varied conditions from icy keystone river run night skiing to a good dump at squaw. In other words, the elusive one ski quiver.

I would like to hear from someone who has skied this ski to find out if you think this ski fits my needs or if I need to look for something else. Other skis I have looked at include to Armada TST, Rossignol S3, Moment PB&J and Blizzard Bushwaker or Bonifide.
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I tried it a couple of weeks ago in Steamboat.  Not at all impressed, and I couldn't wait to get off of it and ski something else.

 

Park skis always feel  unstable and squirrelly to me and the Oblivion was no exception. There may be some conditions where this ski wold excel, but I didn't find it at all stable, and can't imagine skiing on it in Eastern Firm(TM) conditions.

 

Others may like this ski, so don't take my word for it.

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Thanks Walt, I thought that might be the case but I hadn't talked to anyone who skied them.
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