Now this ski has no speed limit. Or if it does, I will never see it. I never thought my Supersonics did either until I put the VIST's on my feet. I was skiing at least 10mph faster than I ordinarily would. And felt good about it. I caught some air on a trail that I could ski blindfolded - I never catch air. But I have to say, by the end of the day, I was toast. These skis are some work. I wonder if the 167cm would be a better fit - what with the added stiffness with the VIST plate.
The next day I skied with the Supersonics. They seemed well, rather flimsy. Quicker for certain, but almost skittish. Definitely not the heft, stability or tenacity. While the Supersonics were "deferential," the VIST's had expectations. I rather liked that. Made me stay on my game. If I can ski these all day, and well, I will be a better skier.
And so now I am looking at a pair of these remarkable VIST Front Side 2's which is the current incarnation of the ones I skied. They are expensive - like $1800 with plate and bindings - though not much more than what one would pay for a new pair of Kastles with plate and bindings (not that they are cheap).
I would like to hear from anyone who has lived with a pair of these, or has skied another model, particularly the VIST Crossover 3 - the mid fat in their line.
Have to say that this ski is one that is like a good coach - will make you better, and kick you in the ass in the process.