I should've had these for my slalom racing days haha. These skis will CARVE! It's such a joy to bounce back and forth on the hill. Thank YOU!
I've been riding Ahmeek 105s for a couple years and absolutely love them out west or on softer midwest snow, but the hard stuff doesn't like them so I grabbed a pair of Brockway 80s. Great skis that love to run fast. I'm a big guy and got the 186 length and can crank arcs with no chatter. Love these babies.
Demoed for the day on Boyne Mountain the 2021 Brockway 80 (174cm) side-by-side against the Ameek 105 (180cm). Both amazing skis with different use cases. The Brockway 80 are ideal for the crusty, hardpack, icy, groomed conditions that are common in the Midwest and East Coast. These skis LOVE to turn and are incredibly responsive. They grip on any snow conditions; whether the icy moguls of Idiot's Delight, bulletproof frozen manmade crust on Superbowl, or frozen corduroy of groomed runs like Hemlock, McClouth, or FIS. They make skiing hardpack and icy conditions FUN, with complete control and lightning quick response whether skiing tight slalom or riding the rails with leaned over GS carves. No slipping and sliding across the crust to catch an edge, the Brockways catch, grab and hold an edge, and then instantly release and transition to the other edge. While they lack the width to float on powder, if frontside marked trails are where you primarily ski, and you are looking for a ski that is ultra-responsive and suited to the crusty, hardpack, and often icy conditions of the Midwest or East Coast, the Brockway 80s should be on your shortlist.
Got them in the Hubbel 85 as I ski mostly crap conditions. They are some of the nicest skis I've ever used. The Graphics generate a lot of compliments and inquiries.
The fourth ski of demo day was pure white, no graphics, no details except it was the skinniest underfoot of the day. My buddy had been on the same Hubbell prototype all day exclaiming it was the best ski he ever skied. It was a spring day with high crud banks that can turn any pole plant into an ear plant for unsuspecting or veteran. From the chair it was a tuck down to crank city whereas turns became linked arcs, edge to edge in the fall line. The goal of ski snow contact was easily achieved across flats over the headwall and rollers. The initiation of turns was effortless as they were so stable cruising through the piles of crud like a coast guard ice cutter. The ski when loaded up under pressure went into the arc with a pop that released into the next turn with a slingshot of energy that kept up the warp speed. Be it a long comfortable sweep across the slope or a quick demanding swivel, this ski was as welcome treat to the feet after a season on race skis. They were simply fun to ski, yet precise, stable, reliable, energized to let one descend downhill allowing the slope beneath to massage your balanced core without distraction or distortion. If you think of a descent down as if traveling over eggshells, the goal being not to crack through any of them without a gouge, jam or jarring slam of your energy, this ski allowed me to do so.
My buddy said "Naw! when I asked him if we should turn them in after a full afternoon of delight. I think you would find them fun to turn on!
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