Last year, Ski Canada Magazine tested our VICE 105 freeride ski. They took our 179cm length model and put it through the ringer in British Colombia.
SKI CANADA MAGAZINE - PARADISE VICE 105 REVIEW
163, 171, 179, 187
133-105-122 @ 179
20m @ 179
Intermediate and advanced skiers looking for a wider all-mountain ski.
Blizzard Hustle 10, Kastle ZX 108a
"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.
That's a review from professional skiers, let's take a look at what our customers have been saying.
PARADISE CUSTOMER REVIEWS:
Demoed the ski back January at Marmot Basin. The boys from paradise allowed me to demo different size Vise 105 with variation in binding placement. I rode the skis most of the day in wind sift, tracked powder and fair groomed trails. Considering it was probably a fairly typical Rocky mountain ski day I was impressed with tho 171cm length with the bindings set at a semi aggressive position. I found theses ski reacted well in bumpy conditions as they turned really well for a 105 width ski. I could ski in junky condition at a slower speed and still have quick response in the turning. The 19m turning radius with the improved sidewall had these skis railing the groomers. The effective edge under foot made high performance carves easy and a lot of fun. After a purchase and 10 days at Alta, Snowbird, Snow basin, Grand Targhee, and Jackson Hole, skiing everything from 2 feet of powder , off piste, and immaculate groomers all I have to say is that these ski brought back the "FUN FACTOR" to my days on the slopes. The well thought out design of these skis did not take a tool on my 69 year old bod.
PS: These ski drew a lot of attention and the ladies just loved the color.
Well Done Paradise skis and prosperous future.
Tried these on demo days at Marmot in Jan 2023. Out of the 5 pairs I rode these were the most responsive, comfortable and light to handle. I’ve since taken them all over AB & BC. They are amazing and ill be getting another pair in the future. Highly recommend!
Had a few different sets of skis and I wanted to downsize so I started looking for a do-it-all ski. I demo'd these last season and loved them - bought a pair at the demo tent and haven't looked back. With half a season on them they've been nothing but great! They work well for your average Rocky Mountain day as well as a powder day! I've taken them to Sunshine, Louise, Revy, Big White, and Kicking Horse.
Also, the graphics get a lot of love! People are always asking me about them.
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