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  1. #26
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    Skied 183 Forma for the first time today.

    Soft on top groomers and some softish chop. In chop they were somewhat bouncy, I've noticed some tip flap when running bases flat in windy conditions, but otherwise thouroughly enjoyed them.

    The edge hold is good, they carve well, felt maneuverable and chargey just the right amount.

    Can't wait for another day on them. Mounted with shifts (had compatible skins) on the infinity mark.

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    Well life has a way of kicking you in the junk. Looking to move these Nexus 189s new in plastic. Thought I'd put them up here first - $550 / shipped - paid $699 on the 17th of January.

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    ^ bruh send em back….

    They $559 now.

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    I missed the return date by 2 days. They were bought direct from Season, not Evo.

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  5. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by Climber Joe View Post
    Still haven’t ridden the Forma due to lack of snow. I might have enough to ride them this weekend
    Did you ever end up getting out on the formas? Planning on going to japan next year and trying to decide between the pescados and formas. I've heard positive and negatives for both. Biggest negative I've seen about the formas is they are hard to control at slow speeds, did you find this to be true?

  6. #31
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    Season Eqpt. discussion thread

    Just pulled the trigger on some new 180cm Season Eqpt Aero's (specs: 125-96-121, r 17m). Will be my narrowest ski in the quiver.

    The Eqpt skis were reduced to $599US on their website, and then also had a 15% code for signing up, so $509.00US....just got charged GST by UPS + $20 brokerage. Grrr. Shipping to Canada was a bit steep at $75.00. Oh well.

    180cm is my perfect size (170cm, 77kg) and I love progressive mounts. The quality/look seems good. Also have loved Pollard's skis in the past.... previously owned 185cm EP Pros, original 182cm (115m waist) Bacons and the more recent Bacons (104mm), 185cm Opus (black 2013s were sick) and the 187cm Magnum Opus. Liked all of those.

    Mounting with all black STH 16s. Clean.

    Rec is -2.75cm...which is approx. where I was on the Opus (-2.5cm), so I think I'll go there....or maybe -1cm back to -3.75cm. Will decide when they arrive.

    Interested to see how they ski.

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  7. #32
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    Why are all his swallowtail skis so short?

    I really like the most recent SFB so I considered both the Line and Seasons options for deep days but they are all 10cm shorter than I’m typically on. I’m not aware of anything suggesting swallowtails should be super short… am I missing something?

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    Season Eqpt. discussion thread

    Pics of the new Season Eqpt Aero 180 cm sticks.

    These will be my low-tide skis. I think they should have lots of grip due to the maximum snow contact shape…eg a bit of camber right to the ends of the ski. Very little early rise. Full twin tip. Old school.

    Gonna mount 1cm back of Pollard’s “infinity” mark which is -2.75cm, so -3.75cm. Blister Luke liked them at -4.5cm.

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  9. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGortex View Post
    Why are all his swallowtail skis so short?

    I really like the most recent SFB so I considered both the Line and Seasons options for deep days but they are all 10cm shorter than I’m typically on. I’m not aware of anything suggesting swallowtails should be super short… am I missing something?
    Pollard’s skis have always been generally shorter than standard. The forma skis significantly bigger than it’s 183 length would make you think though.

  10. #35
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    Good to know, thanks. I tried the 186 Outline and it was just too small. There are no conditions I’d use it over the 190 SFB.

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    183 Forma skis bigger than a 190 SFB IMO.

  12. #37
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    How big are the edges on the nexus/aero skis? In the pics above they look like the standard big edges on all the other pairs of skis I own. I looked at a pair of kins and the edges were teeny. I know they aren't marketed as a park ski, but the build quality seemed sus on those ones.

  13. #38
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    Season Eqpt. discussion thread

    The Season Kin is priced $200US below the other Season Eqpt skis? Maybe it’s not the same construction.

    I was pretty happy as the Aero was on for $599 (reg $749) and I got another (welcome15 code) for 15% off for signing up. I like when coupons work on the sale price. So $509US is what I paid.

    Also got an email from Eric and Austin thanking me for buying their skis.

    Looks like 1.5mm base x 2mm edge on my 180cm Aero?

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    Mounting shortly.
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    With only the weekend left for lift serv I am unsure if I will get out on these.

    Drilling for Cast/Pivots.
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    Season Eqpt. discussion thread

    Picking up burritos at Sunny Chibas in Squamish on the regular Friday night drive to Whistler.

    Here are the mounted Aeros.

    -3.75cm with STH (-1cm back from infinity rec mark).

    Skiing them tomorrow for the first time.

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    I got mine mounted up with some raw Pivots, they do look good.

    I scanned the QR and it read Amersports, so they look to be coming out of the Amer Factory if that wasn't already known.
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  17. #42
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    Season Eqpt. discussion thread

    Will post a review of the 180cm Season Eqpt Aero shortly.

    They rip. They have pushed the M-Free 99 to the back of the garage.

    And the black top sheet does look good. Ironic that Pollard was known for his art-like Opus top sheets and he goes all black with his own company. Love it.

    Even considering a Season Forma for another pow ski I don’t need.
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  18. #43
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    Season Eqpt. discussion thread

    Quote Originally Posted by kc_7777 View Post
    Will post a review of the 180cm Season Eqpt Aero shortly.

    They rip. They have pushed the M-Free 99 to the back of the garage.
    Thanks, just when I thought it was safe to keep the skis I like now.

    Edit: Aero vs Heritage Lab r99 just became a thing
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    - these look hawt AF- props.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iriponsnow View Post
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    Really nice.

    I think the raw Pivots look the best. I have some gold ones and they look a bit gaudy.

    Assuming there are also marks at +1cm, +2cm from the “Infinity mark” on the Formas as well?

    Thanks,

    K
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    Quote Originally Posted by kc_7777 View Post
    Nice. Really nice.

    I think the raw Pivots look the best. I have some gold ones and they look a bit gaudy.

    Assuming there are also marks at +1cm, +2cm from the “Infinity mark” on the Formas as well?

    Thanks,

    K
    I've got golds and Forza 2.0s on other sticks. I do like the raw.

    Yes to the markings. I will note that they were not the same distance from the tip though, so as always measure before drilling.
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  23. #48
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    Any thoughts on the snowboards? Specifically the forma? Wife wants to extend her quiver and who would I be to get in her way!

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    For those of you who have skied the forma, does it ski long or short? Im 145lbs at 5’5” this ski in a 167 seems short but maybe not? Currently i ski a 180 mfree 99, 178 mpro, 182mfree 108…this size range. Any input would be really appreciated, thank you!


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    Quote Originally Posted by zlatham View Post
    For those of you who have skied the forma, does it ski long or short? Im 145lbs at 5’5” this ski in a 167 seems short but maybe not? Currently i ski a 180 mfree 99, 178 mpro, 182mfree 108…this size range. Any input would be really appreciated, thank you!


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    It skis long, but not that long. You should be on a 175 in the Forma, hopefully one will be made eventually but it's not in the lineup for 2023.

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