Nice Job Dawg! (As always) One point I wanted to highlight I discussed in another thread regarding "rockered" skis is the common mistake of how running lenghts are being viewed. You are dead on regarding measuring the RL when the ski is put on edge. That # is much more accurate and telling. We are now seeing companies like K2 and Blizz and ON3P moving that contact point on the ski in conjunction with the rocker to create more versitilty. I think the One exemplifies this. The S3 (a fun ski for sure) seems to have more of the "old" design and doesn't maximize the RL when on edge. Do you agree? THis is why I went with the One in addition to being a little beefier.
curious Finn did you go with a 177 or 184?
Blizzard really need a big floppy rockered powder board with hardpack performance be damned.
Isn't that the Answer? There aren't many people who won't think that is enough ski (many will think it is too much, and it seems to be the perfect compliment to a shorter, narrower, turny ski like The One). The Answer is more of a pro-level freeride ski-not what you are looking for?
nope its too much ski in the stiffness department and to little in the float department. Makes almost no sense for a east coaster.... still might buy a pair though. there are much better powder skis for an east coaster than this. Bentchetler, S7, Billy Goat, hellbent and Katana all come to mind. Float and softness are perfect for our brand of freeriding.
The zeus is to straight, to much camber, and too stiff.
I want something ala Bentchentler but maybe alittle wider with IQ sliders :)