Originally Posted by mountaingirl1961
Bob - I'll be interested to hear your read on the Havocs.
I've been skiing on them since 2004, and love them in powder and corn. They're a little less fun on less choice conditions, at least for me - crud, windhammer, crust, etc.
I picked up a pair of 2008 Volkl T-Rocks for this season's adventures, with the idea of taking them up on less than optimal days, or when I'm planning on more of a mountaineering kind of trip. My understanding from Uncle Crud is that they'll really hold an edge on icy/hammered stuff and are much better in variable conditions than are the Havocs.
To be mounted with Dynafits.
You have to keep in mind that I only skied the Havocs on about 500 vertical feet, so it wasn't anything like a real major "test".
That said, I liked the skis a lot. They were only 163cm and I was plesantly surprised at how substantial they felt in such a short length. I was using my old Scarpa Lazers, where are very soft boots but the skis worked well. They were mounted with Fritschi FR's and everything felt nice and solid. I skied them on very mild sun cups with just a little bit of a soft, mushy layer on top. They skied great.
Matter of fact, I'll be skiing them up on Beartooth Pass in a little over a week. Maybe I'll pay a little more attention to the performance of the skis and post a review.
Your new setup sounds great.