DescriptionOver the last few seasons, Moment team athlete Carston Oliver has been developing his own personal pro model. He’s obsessed. Sometime in the fall, he’ll make the eight-hour drive from Utah to our Sparks, Nevada factory, crash on the couch for a few days while we help him tweak the design and press out prototypes, and then he’ll head home, with a short stack of the latest version for testing. This year, with Carston’s blessing, we decided to offer a limited release of what he’s dubbed the Chipotle Banana. Don’t be fooled by its cartoon topsheet graphic and fat, friendly shape—this is not your typical powder ski.
The Chipotle recipe begins in a unique layup: extra sheets of fiberglass and more carbon than we currently build into any other ski, wrapped over a substantial aspen/ash core. Its Radius Rocker profile matches the long 33-meter sidecut radius, giving it both maneuverability for sketchy entries and the straight-line stability needed for choppy exits. Broad dimensions keep it afloat in dry, deep Wasatch powder, while Radius Rocker keeps it loose and free in coastal conditions. The concept sounds mellow, but the ski itself is a stiff, damp, high-octane prescription for Carston’s unique brand of mental illness. If you, too, are going six kinds of ape trying to choose between a softer rockered ski and a traditional big-mountain model, the Chipotle Banana could hold the cure—but the side effects should not be taken lightly. Consider this your warning label.
|Length||Tip||Waist||Tail||Radius||Effective Edge||Weight (pair)||Mount|
|186cm||139mm||122mm||134mm||33.0m||1417mm||9.25 lbs / 4.20 kg||-5cm|
Turns out full rocker is good - super good - for way more than big dumps and buttering into cliff drops. The Meridian series gives you the benefits of full rocker for inbounds, backcountry, and powder days.