"Winnie the Pooh's pal Tigger would love this ski. Almost every tester included the words "bouncy" or "playful" on their comment card. If you like to pop off every little roll, smear every wind feature and turn the whole hill into a playground, you'll find this ski just as charming as Tigger."
Ski Canada Magazine
THE VICE 105
"Long lasting" was one of tester Cedric Deis's first thoughts after a couple of laps on the middle ski in the vice family. And it skis nicely too,bouncing through soft and chopped-up snow, weaving tight lines through the bumps and carving better than testers expected. "Surprisingly easy to turn on hard-packed groomers," says Louise Draper. For cruising around the hill, turning through whatever mother nature threw at us, it was a friendly and adaptable companion."
Ski Canada Magazine
The VICE 113
"The phrase 'playful charger' gets thrown around a lot these days when describing skis. This is definitely one of them.
The VICE 113 rewards good form and aggression with impressive stability and versatility. That softer tip that helps dampen chop and plane up in powder immediately ramps up in stiffness to become a solid foundation that creates the confidence you need to get down that janky line you were having second thoughts about before you dropped in. Stay on top of the skis and they will respond quickly and intuitively and shift from a deep carve to a skid and pivot when you need them to.
The low camber and stiffness keeps the ski grounded when you're digging into steep chalky hardpack while offering just enough pop to dig high-angle trenches down your favourite groomer back to the chairlift. The faster you go, the more fun they are.
It's overall an excellent addition to any Rocky Mountain quiver. Just remember that you're in Paradise, but not on vacation!"
The VICE TOUR
"Strong and playful are certainly words that apply to the VICE TOUR.With excellent edge hold, forgiving tip, tail flex and an excellent ratio of rocker/climber, the VICE TOUR is exceptionally playful while maintaining enough dampness to ride well in a variety of conditions. Designed with an all-mountain unisex shape, you may think you have wandered onto yet another pair of generic skis from a major market brand but rest assured - the VICE TOUR packs enough subtle innovation and fine-tuned ski design to put a smile on your face every time, even in icy bumps.”
"I have accumulated a small collection of about 5 boards now that I swap through during the season depending on conditions. I've been so impressed with the FLAMINGO that it's now my favourite snowboard and the one I would keep if I have to get rid of all the rest.
I find myself riding faster and harder just due to the board feeling so good underfoot.THIS THING WANTS TO RIP! The flex is a great balance of playful yet solid and the overall camber profile gives you that quick response from your edges you want when going fast or landing big airs."
The FLAMINGO SPLIT.
"I've had a really good time on this board. Paradise has put the Phantom Hercules fasteners for their tips and tails, and I find that that gives such a clean connection for riding. This board performed incredibly well in trees and chundery snow & ice where I needed to catch an edge. It was nimble and fun in those spaces.
It's incredibly lightweight. I found it unusually easy on the legs on the skin tour and up track - it felt like there was almost nothing on my feet.It has an especially good use for a multi-day tour trip where weight adds up to a lot of leg fatigue. One of the things that I think is probably one of the best features on this board is that it has what they call their anti-ice top sheet. Their anti-ice top sheet almost never held any snow... Again, on multi-day tours or Alpine-style missions, that saves a lot of leg fatigue.
Also, for someone who wants an everyday slack country banger, this is a great deck.
Alpine-style missions, tours, slack country, this board will perform very well. Overall, I really like this deck... I like what they do with the decals and bright logos, it stands out and performs very well."
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