Originally Posted by Bandit Man
If they are going to be used for powder and crud, why not get an Explosiv and skip the twin? Seth Pistols and Karma's pale in comparison in the crud to the mighty Exploder!
I thought about the Explosive. I spend plenty of time lurking on the TGR boards so I've heard plenty about them. Last year was really the first year I had an opportunity to ski powder more than boot deep and it was the best skiing experience of my life. I demoed the Pocket Rockets which were a lot of fun but felt a little too soft and were chattery in the tip once I got out of the soft snow. I'm 6' and 205lbs and would say my skill level is advanced. I tried some Monster 85's(?) the same day and thought the tail was too stiff for my tastes, which got me leaning more towards the skis I'm looking at. I'll get to spend 6-10 days a year out west and figure something a little softer than the Explosive will fit me better for the next few years anyway. I also prefer shorter turns v high speed arcs on the steeps. The twin tips are built with a little more sidecut which also should meet my needs for a while.
RE: using the mounting point the manufacturer recommends, that makes sense if you're using the ski exactly the way the manufacturer originally intended. But like many things in life people find out that some tools are great for uses other than their original intent, which is some of what I've heard re: the mojo. Originally, Head marketed it as primarily a park ski that could also be used in the powder, but a lot of people have been reporting that its a great pow ski. Essentially a PR with a wood core. Some have said they moved their mounts back and some haven't. So I was looking for some people who are skiing them to get their feedback.