Length Tested:174 cm
Dimensions/Turn Radius: 125/85/111 19.5m turn radius
Camber (select one, delete the rest): Early Rise Tip & Tail w/camber
Binding: Marker Griffon
Mount point: Suggested
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Environment & Conditions:
Location of Test: Perfect North
Number of Runs: 5 days
Snow Conditions:Man made some days good packed powder other days had some ice spots
Demo or Own: Own
Height/Weight:5'7 195 lbs
Ski Days/Season: 35-40
Current Quiver:160 cm Blizzard magnum iq 7.2
Home Area:Perfect North Slopes
Preferred Terrain (select one/all, delete the rest): groomers
I bought these skis during the off season based upon reviews here and on other websites. They were right. This is a great ski for groomers and it also performs well on icy conditions. We haven't had any days with fresh snow but I am sure the float will be fine as advertised for days with 6in or less of fresh stuff based on how it has floated on some spring like conditions we have seen locally.
I have not skied them in any true mogul runs this season. Not enough snow to form them here. They have performed well with in areas that have slight bumps formed and also in areas with large piles of snow not groomed well. This ski has no speed limit and loves to be skied fast and hard. It is very stable at higher speeds. I stepped up in length on this one from a 160cm ski and can really tell a difference on high speed stability.
This ski is about perfect for me. It has handled icy conditions with no issues at all and actually I am more confident on these than my narrower carving skis. I bought the ski so I could open it up more on longer runs at bigger resorts and so far I know it will fit that criteria. I believe this ski would be about perfect for any western resort on a day without substantial snow fall and just about any day on the east.
If you are on the fence on this ski get it and you won't be disappointed.