Originally Posted by beyond
Noticing the increasingly good prices on Sanouks, balancing those against reviews that seem to focus on terms like old fashioned GS feel, dead, noodles. Interested in those of you who own S's, (I think Jer?), and what you do/don't like about them. Should we be scooping them up as pow treasures, or are they best left for lawn furniture?
Buy a pair while you can.
With the regular sidecut, the Sanouk make a great resort based powder ski if you need to be traversing. Plus, there is no learning curve about how to ski them on groomers.
Truly amazing tree ski with the swallow tail and not to much sidecut to hook you into a tree.
Also the Sanouks are not bad as some early soft powder skis on hard groomers.
Sanouk's tips will get knocked around in heavy cutup crud and the Sanouks don't have great edge grip for icy conditions.