Line Mr Pollard's Opus

2014

Mens Big Mountain
Line
Price: £500.00
Overall:
High speed off piste:
Short turns off piste:
On Piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 144-118-141
Turn radius 17 (185)
Lengths 178, 185, 192
Construction Maple Macroblock core
Thin tip
Sintered Fatty base and edge
Strengths Floaty, very smooth and well balanced. A superb big mountain ski
Weaknesses Binding mounting point feels too centred for deep powder

They say

The Opus is designed by the pro-rider Eric Pollard to be a really versatile big-mountain freestyle ski. It uses the now classic formula of an earlyrise tip and tail for float and ease of pivoting, while having standard camber underfoot for stability.

We say

It‘s no contest - for floatability there‘s nothing that gets close to the Opus. This is a seriously fat ski! As soon as it starts to move in the powder, that wide, rockered nose really makes its presence felt, and the ski immediately rises up and feels easy to steer. Its other strong point is the flex - it’s very smooth and beautifully judged throughout the whole length. This makes it feel nicely balanced throughout its arc. It also gives it a buttery smooth ride, even when really laying the turns out at speed. Overall, a hard ski to fault. Some testers felt the mounting point was too far forward, but this can easily be altered.

Tester Comments

Pete Davison
So smooth in the turn! If you build up the speed, throw them sideways - they love to drift
Alyn Morgan
Brilliantly balanced flex. Very playful and with a strong graphic