Yet Another Madshus Eon Review
I'd thought i'd post my initial thoughts on the Eon after one ski[b] [/b]
Eon 62, 185 cm
Alpina Alaska / bc magnum
anyway, this season i feel like i've unwittingly joined the cult of enablers on this site. i blame it on you guys that i have had to tithe on ski gear and have a ridiculously huge amount of fun in the temple of snow. that being said, the eon's impressed me tonight. you guys have not steered me wrong yet. i love them!
after skiing the usgi's a lot lately, the eon's felt like nothing on my feet. that point alone won me over pretty quick- they are light! on the flats they are like any xc ski in my opinion, better than some, worse than others, so-so overall. definitely don't have the glide of a real long, skinny ski. but that was expected. my wax job was shit, so i won't make up my mind on the general climbing and real ski-ability until i can ski them in several different conditions with more appropriate waxing.
but these guys obviously shine on the downs. holy crap that was fun! i did far more laps than usual tonight just because they are way, way more fun to ski downhill than my other skis. it's amazing! they are beautiful! with no other tracks i was able to get into pretty fresh stuff and they move so nicely through the snow. i can turn so much faster and they go where i want them to when i want them to...i know you guys know what i'm talking about, but man that was great!
i did face plant pretty good on one run...that was a wake up for sure. but i told myself it was better than falling backwards and nothing was broken, so just keep going! i'm glad i did.
now, being that i identify myself as a bc skiier, and ski in the woods and hills far more often than on groomers, i feel like this ski might not last a super long time. maybe it will be tougher than i think, it just feels so light and fragile. however, they had no problem taking down the little saplings when i was duckwalking up a few, so who knows, maybe they'll be better than i think. and actually, the shortness of the ski is a real pleasure to herringbone through a couple of the deep gully uphills behind the house. much easier than the 200's!! so, maybe i'll change my mind on it's backcountry suitedness over time.
obviously, i love them! they are so much fun! i did notice that i was having trouble feeling pressure on my shins, and seems like i was overweighting the back ski now, as opposed to awhile back where it seemed i was doing the opposite. maybe it had something to do with the skis, or the fact that i'm a crappy skier. they go faster than i'm used to
anyway, thanks for the recommendation...