Gear Buddy Opinion
The Blackops series was designed for Freeride skiing. These skis were designed with the same hard charging tech as Rossi's race skis but in a platform suitable for being playful all over the mountain. The Holyshred was designed as a true one ski quiver that you can have fun on any and everywhere.
I've been on a 105-110 waisted ski for a while, and wasn't sure about a 98 waist as a daily, but oh man does this thing rip! It's super stable under the foot but really playful at the same time. This will absolutely be my go-to ski this year. I was stoked about the looks of the K2 Mindbender line and the Armada Diclivety's, but when I skied it they just plain sucked and had no life to them. This thing is bursting with energy and liveliness! Don't sleep on this one.