Joined: 10 Dec 2004 Posts: 704 Location: ditchmond
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:30 pm Post subject: my 333 ski
Tip width: 148
Weight in this length per ski: 2103 grams appx.(according to my ski design sheet)
Boots used: T-1 silvers
Bindings used: Rotafella r8
How many days on the skis: first day
Resort or backcountry: Resort- foot or more wet pow, less than a foot wet pow with frozen chicken heads and frozen chopped up underneath, groomers, chopped up pow, some ice.
Geographical region: west coast b.c canada
Tell us about the terrain you ski: the whole mountain, trees, groomers, etc..
Do you know how the skis were tuned (bevel): factory
How long have you been skiing: 10+ years alpine some racing and 7 or 8? years tele.
How many days a year: almost every other day from season start to end. mid novenmber to late april and may, june, early july(if there was more snow) when the mtn closes.
Previous ski that you liked: fischer rc4, rossinol 9x, bandit xxx, k2 Merlin, hellbent(179,189)
Previous ski you did not like: Voile Insane
How big are you: 6'1 ish 140lbs
Mostly tele or parallel: Tele
I waited a long time for my 333 skis. I wasn't happy about their customer service and i wasn't happy for their workmanship. here's the post about me complaining. look thru it if you want:
When i got the skis i was disappointed because aesthetically they were crap. If you look at the edges by the p-tex there are gaps which shows their poor quality workmanship. not consistent work thru out. I spent an hour on each ski sanding the fiberglass lumps that were all over and took even more time epoxying the gaps.
they need work lights in their shop!
looking beyond the cosmetics the skis show good promise. the flex was good. my initial reaction skiing them was that they were heavy. even more than my 189 hellbent. they weren't suppose to be a turny ski. its more for charging thru stuff which is the way i like. the heaviness does it for the ski and does not sink. words to sum up; they are a heavy, fast, straight powder ski. where as if i was in the hellbent i would bounce all over the place. to my surprise the edges held up really good in the groom and ice because looking at the edges after epoxying them worries me. they are very stable at speed and they do what they were made to do. performance wise i really like them but they are not as fun as my hellbents. they require a bit of work and power(my legs).
as for having them to make my skis again i would say no because they are not worth it. there are a lot more independent guys out there with better skis (though not custom skis), service, workmanship and price. if a new ski arrive at my hands and still requires me to finish them after a long wait plus some mystery emails of guessing what happen to them...ah, no thanks.
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