Originally Posted by spindrift
I think it is great to pitch a ski you like. I also think you should be able to discuss and defend it in an informed manner. If you, motorhome, are going to throw out blanket assertions, it pays to be able to defend them.
At Stevens Pass, you routinely see skis that
a) are wider than 115 and even 130mm underfoot
b) incorporate some form of rocker or reverse camber
c) are designed with early taper
So, what exactly is it that would distinguish the skis you mention in a pack that includes skis demonstrating the kind of powder skiing innovations found in the design of K2 Pontoons, K2 Hell Bents, Praxis Powders, Praxis ProTests, Armada ARGs, Armada JJs, DPS Lotus 138s, Line EP Pros, Atomic Bent Chetlers, Volkl Kuros, Volkl Chopsticks, Elan Boomerangs - and skis like Rossi S7s, DPS Wailer 112RPs, K2 ObSetheds, an assortment of ON3P skis, several 4FRNTs, etc., etc., etc...
Note that the Pontoons are going on their 5th season.
I looked at the Odyssey site and given what was there, really saw little to distinguish the Ogres from other older school fat skis. Do you have info not available on the site? If so, care to share?
I'm not knocking Odyssey or the Odyssey crew. But unless there is something non-obvious going on, I don't understand what you are pitching.