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Quick Impressions of 5 Skis From Smaller Companies: Killington Test Fest 2013 PDF

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Vermont's Killington ski resort (self-proclaimed "Beast of the East") has been going through some transformations over the last couple seasons under some new management, and after being hammered by hurricane Irene ithe summer of 2011, has bounced back with a renewed vigor.  Part of this vigor are resurrections of events such as the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge and on-snow consumer demo-days such as 2013's "Test Fest" held at the K1 base area.
 
ExoticSkis helped bolster the roster of ski companies attending the Test Fest by  encouraging several smaller, less-mainstream ski builders with Reps in the area to pack their trucks and demo skis and get themselves into the lineup for the two-day event in mid December, 2013.  We decided to make a bunch of runs on 5 models of skis, rather than make a couple runs on many more different skis so we could get a decent feel for them.  ExoticSkis generally aoids reviews based on a single day or a handful of runs, since it rarely tells skiers what it's like to truly live with a ski day-in and day -out in real-life, but we thought people should hear about a few skis we "Speed Dated" on a sub-zero weekend in Vermont.
 
We skied the following models:
 
• RAMP Peacepipe 179cm (146-112-134 r=17.5m)
• RAMP Groundhog 179cm (136-100-121 r=19.4m)
• Worth Magic 185cm (135-109-120mm. r=26m) with carbon power-core
• DPS Cassiar SL 160cm (127-78-113 r=11.5m)
• DPS Cassiar 85 178cm (122-85-109 r=15-18m)
 
The results and some quick photos are posted in a PDF for people to read:
Killington Test Fest 2013 Quick Ski Impressions - (6.5 mb PDF)
 

 

 
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Thanks for the post.  It's good to read reviews of skis from smaller ski manufacturers, especially about skis created in my home state of Utah.  Thanks again!

 

T. - wasatchreport.com

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