Ramp Peacepipe (2013/2014) Review

August 30, 2013
Ramp Peacepipe (2013/2014)
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
77
Float
8
Sluff-ability
7
Hard Snow Performance
4
Stability
6
Forgiveness
7
Value
5

The Good

  • Good float
  • Fun in soft snow

The Bad

  • Not for high speeds
  • Or hardpack
THE VERDICT

For Rocky Mountain skiers looking for that quiver ski for especially light, perfect days.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

A big mountain ski for advanced to expert skiers who prefer to ski at higher rates of speed in primarily off-piste conditions.

FULL REVIEW

One of the purest soft snow skis in the big mountain category, Ramp’s Peacepipe has wonderful float in powder conditions, with a surfy feel that made it a joy to ride in new snow. It tested similarly to Dynastar’s Cham 107, and would be a lot of fun for Rocky Mountain skiers looking for that quiver ski for especially light days.

That said, any time our testers got this out of the powder, test scores dropped quickly. It feels unresponsive in any kind of firm snow conditions, and got kicked around by typical cut-up, off-piste crud and windpack. If you have the luxury (or lungs) for getting lots of blank slopes, this may be for you. Otherwise, keep reading.

 


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WHERE TO BUY
MSRP
$699.00
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