If so, what did you think?..
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1/18/09 at 1:06pm
I demoed a pair on December 30th .
15 degrees over 2 feet of new. The ski was absolutley amazing. grat float, love the shape. softer then the Monster 88 particularly in the tail. What groomed there was had small soft bumps and these things ripped thru them like they were not there. Although the MOJO 94 is softer then the mMonster 88 it is not a flopy ultra soft ski, which I like. Very stable totally confidence inspiring on steep POW slopes like Left angle Trees Glory Days, Penny Dawgs 7 Brand-X at Crystal.
Skied lots of very steep and deep extremely light POW. Ski was fabulous. All the float needed plus very manuverable and consistent.
I bought a pair and they came Thursday.
Testerday was 49 degrees on top of Crystal and about 35 at the base. We have been stuck hard in an inversion for over a week.
I skied most of the day on my i.SL RD's as the hill was hard as a rock even with the high Temp. I was dying to try the 94's but was concerned on that bulletproff snow thye would be marginal, particularly since measuring them out of they wrapper they had a 1.5 to 2 degree base bevel and the base was slightly higher down the center then and sloped towrds the edges. The side edge was only 1 degree. This has been typical of my experienece with Head's factory tune.
Also since we have had no new snow in a quite awhile i was concerned about rocks hidhng close under the surface!
As i expected the MOJO's were a bit difficult on the really hard snow. Part of tit I am sure was adjusting to the 94 after the crampon like grip of a Race Stock slalom ski. the edges were sharp , but just lakced the grip i know they will have once i have them ground this week and tune them to a 1/3. I took one run on them becuase it just was not that much fun . By the way lots of sugary lumps and slcik spots and some slshy stuff by this tiem.
I went down to the base and just for kicks grabbed my Monster 88. they are tuned to 1/3 and althiough not the grip of my slalom boards, much more respectable on the boilerplate.
I bought the MOJO's more for the soft days and to be my predominant POW ski (I am Just not on the ultra-obese ski wagon) I really have no need for anything wider then the 94 and certainly am not going rockered or reverse. I just can't see the need for such a beast since the MOJO 94 does all I need it to do in soft snow, and chopped POW as well as soft groomers.
I have the rest of the bases covered with the SS speed, i.sl Rd and Monster 88, along with other Atomic Race skis and Metron B5's.
Good to know... Would you say it is not quite as stiff in the powder as an 88, maybe a little more turny at lower speeds? TIA
I weigh 195 but ski with a pack a good share of the time, so our weights aren't that far apart. I've skied my 187cm pair of 94's for about 20+ days so far this season and I can tell you in no uncertain terms that you aren't going to find them "floppy".
This is a very substantial ski.
Like Atomicman, I wouldn't necessarily pick them as my first choice on hard groomers (although they'll ski those conditions as well as any bigger ski I've ever tried). When it comes to any other kind of conditions, though, the 94's just shine. The report I posted when I first tried them last winter said that I loved them. I feel more strongly about it now than I did then.
I have been demoing the Mojos and like them a lot. I want to get a couple more days on them in different conditions, and then I will likely buy a pair.
karpiel, any thoughts how they compare to other skis you may have tried in that width range?