Originally Posted by skidoc
I think the Metron concept will fail on a broad scale. Unless you're quite a good skier, one will never to be able to properly overcome its width in all conditions. This ski takes patience and understanding from the driver.
Skidoc: you're obviously a knowledgable person with ample product and technical smarts. But, I can only say that I'm bewildered by your comments.
I just skied the B:5's for 2 days at Sun Peaks. I was stunned by the effortlessness of these skis. Each turn initiated with the slightest of intentions and finished with a slingshot carve.
I've never felt as balanced, powerful and naturally angled on any skis.
It appears I wasn't the only one with this experience. I couldn't buy a 162 cm B:5 Metron anywhere at Sun Peaks. All shops had sold-out of everything they had, after 3 rounds of inventory. The only thing I could find was a few 172's, and they weren't expected to last the weekend.
It seems that the M:11's were similarly short in supply. One shop tech told me that the Metron line was pure gold for the dealers.
Finally, try finding any B:5's or M:11's on ebay. No can do. All sold-out!
Based upon this limited sample size, could it be that the Metron concept may indeed not "fail on a broad scale"?