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 with a Radius Rocker profile that 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 super 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|
|193cm||139mm||122mm||134mm||35.5m||1517mm||10.35 lbs / 4.69 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.
ASPEN/ASH WOOD COREFull length, knot free, in house laminated wood core gives this ski its unique blend of liveliness and dampening. All wood sourced in the USA.
UHMW SIDEWALLThe strongest and most durable sidewall material on the market ensures you have the best edge hold available while ripping the piste.
CARBON FIBER HYBRID COMPOSITE STRUCTUREA custom blend of triaxial fiberglass and carbon fiber helps give this ski its torsional rigidity along with added longitudinal pop.
4001 DURASURF BASEHands down the most durable base on the market. Dont worry about those snow snakes.
2.2 EURO EDGEThere are only handful of edge manufacturers in the world. We go straight to the source in Europe to offer the best edge possible. We do additional heat treating and bonding prep in house to make sure your edge stays sharper, lasts longer and can handle a beating.
Overkill Is Underrated
You don't have to ride the Chipotle Banana in every condition, but why wouldn't you? When the storms stop and moguls come out to play, you could avoid them like Jerry or ski through them like a weekend warrior, but where's the fun in that? Strap these on and ski over it all. Even Jerry. The 'Nanners handle it all, from hot pow to straightlines through ****. Might as well ski 'em every day, no matter how unnecessary your buddies tell you they are for bluebird groomer laps. Why have less when you can get spicy?
These skis rip beyond my wildest expectations. The combination of their loose and pivotable shape, stiff flex, and heavy weight makes them an absolute riot to ski on anything remotely soft. Obviously, they're fun in pow, but they really shine blasting crud at warp speed, and surprisingly aren't too out of their element skiing groomers. Being heavy, you'll definitely feel it in your legs at the end of the day, but they're not so burly that they're unwieldy. Good job Moment. I'm stoked. If you're looking for a playful soft snow charger, the Bananas won't disappoint.
Amazing local company!
I have ordered my fair share of skis from Moment. They have been an amazing company to deal with and order from. On top of that I love their skis. I obviously have yet to ski the new ones I just got but everything else has been amazing!
Love these skis!!!
Really you cannot get enough Chipotle banana in your life!!!