Originally Posted by mudfoot
The no metal, bamboo/carbon construction supposedly gives them some unique qualities. DPS has been blending bamboo and carbon for a few years, but it sounds like ON3P has taken it to another level, and their skis are half the price. They hand flex soft, but ski pretty stiff. Light, but still very damp. The ON3P guys are going to a new bamboo this year that is supposedly 10% lighter. I loved my Volants, but they are heavy. I anticipate that my Viciks will give me a smooth Volant ride in a much lighter ski, not to mention they are customizing the flex for me at no extra charge.
As for your addiction, I have learned from experience you cannot reason with an addict. We are seriously looking at a trip to the Bowl this season, if they get good early snow. What's your boot sole length? Maybe you can take mine for a spin.
The construction, as you describe it, is intriguing, though aside from touring I really don't care about weight, I like heavy skis with heavy bindings. I do have a long range plan of upgrading my touring rig to Dynafit bindings on a new pair of lightweight skis, but that will be a while and ON3Ps are an option I'll be looking at.
I think this will be a good year to visit the Bowl, I've already got the feeling that this will be a good snow year, and the last time I felt this confident was two years ago when we had perhaps the second best season in Snowbowl history.
My BSL is 335mm, if we're close, I be glad to swap for trial, have you skied Machete FBs or Spatulas?