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Review: 2011 186 ON3P Vicik

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I posted this over at TGR but thought I should put it up here to in case anyone is interested.

 

186cm Vicik
Tip to Tail Length: 186cm
Dimensions: 134/104/124
Running Length: 147cm
Sidecut Length: 162cm
Turn Radius: 26.6m
Tip Rocker: 15cm x 1.5cm
Tail Rocker: 0
Tip Length: 14.5cm
Tail length: 9.5cm
Mount: -8cm from Center
Half Twin

Just though I'd throw this up, as I'm not sure that many/any mag's have had a chance to ski these. As far as I know the only onnes currently in existence are the proto's that Scott pressed last spring, and some 176's and some test press 186's.

So being that I'm waiting on these like a few other people, and sadly not every day is a Billygoat day. I took advantage of the fact that I live almost within stumbling distance of the ON3P factory to steal the proto's.

Over 2 days the I was lucky enough to ski in a pretty varied range of conditions. Anything from boot deep pow, wind effected pow, crusted pow, skied out crud, bumps, groomers etc.

Taking off for the first run on Thanksgiving with the family. I warmed up by shredding some fresh 'roy. First turn was magic. The ski's locked into turns, and inspired a ton of confidence. I kept going faster, and faster trying to find a speed limit beyond my own personal one, and I never felt sketchy. They transitioned from edge to edge well for a ski with a 104mm waisted ski. tails released when I wanted them too. The rest of the day I spent hitting everything Meadows had open, most of it was skied out and bumpy. the Vicik's charged over around and through everything I threw in their way.

I returned Sunday to boot deep pow, some of it blower, and some of it wind effected. The rockered tip let me charge while preventing the tips from diving. This is one of the things I was looking for. On skied out chopped up crud the Vicik's TRUCKED. Completely blasting through crud.

The Vicik's have a playful, and poppy side to them too. It's not all serious business all the time. I think the bamboo and carbon do a good job of letting you pop off stuff and play around in varied terrain.

I'm not an amazing skier, but the Vicik definetely brought me up another level. Stuff that I normally would take it easy on, I just charged.

This is the ski I have been looking for as my daily driver. My girfriend at one point this weekend had to tell me to shut  up about how in love I was with the Vicik. Can't wait to get mine.
post #2 of 8

Thanks for the review!  cant wait for my Billy Goats to arrive!

post #3 of 8

thaks!!!  i would loe to give them a try. 

post #4 of 8
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Just an update on this. I sold my original pair. I have decided to pick up another. I enjoy them that much in variable conditions.

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When you get them mounted up, I'd be curious to see if you notice a difference between the two pairs (obviously you can't ski 'em back to back so it may be tough).  Supposedly they softened them up this year just a little bit, and I'm wondering if it's enough that it's noticeable or not.

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Originally Posted by jaobrien6 View Post

When you get them mounted up, I'd be curious to see if you notice a difference between the two pairs (obviously you can't ski 'em back to back so it may be tough).  Supposedly they softened them up this year just a little bit, and I'm wondering if it's enough that it's noticeable or not.



FWIW I skied the proto before I bought last years version witch I believe was stiffened up in production. I didn't notice a huge difference. I am a bigger guy so the stiffness doesn't bother me. From talking with Scott I don't think it's a huge difference in stiffness, but more meant to ensure an even flex that works better with the elliptical rocker profile.

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If you are ever at Bachelor and your ski can handle a 293 BSL, I would love to swap you skis for a few runs. 

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If you are ever at Bachelor and your ski can handle a 293 BSL, I would love to swap you skis for a few runs. 



If I come to Bach this winter, I could probably bring whatever you would like to try with with a demo binder.

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