I had a blast with them. Probably got 10-20 runs in with them, kept getting comments. One racer said to his wife,"I'd get hurt on those." At the top, he said to his wife,"Wait, I want to see this guy ski."
I got harassed a couple times, with someone saying,"What did you do, cut your skis in half?" Interestingly enough, he was a snowboarder. I would expect a comment like that from some super mega ultimate skier.
First couple runs took a little bit to get used to, but once I balanced well, they were fun. I attempted a jump, got a couple feet of air, and fell upon landing. I was sore for the rest of the time.
Then I was doing circles, I must have done 15 or 20, was getting dizzy, caught an edge, and fell. A racer friend on P50's said,"Keep up with these turns." He was doing very short, fast turns (shorter than the short radius turns I know of
). I could almost match his turns, and then he slowed down and I could. But, then I started leaning back, and my tips came up.
Didn't fall that time. Fell 3 times on them, once on the jump, once doing circles on the hill, and once doing circles in the lift line.
I see on the internet people say they stopped skiing and only skiboard, but I cannot see these little things as a replacement for skis. I had fun, but wouldn't want to ski on them all
They sure do turn fast!