Ok, so after a few months on the Objectives, I can only say that this is the best BC ski ever. It's just the best ski in its category. It's lighter than the Kom, lighter than the Annum, lighter than the Helio Carbon 88 and lighter than the S-Bounds 112.
On the ascent, breaking trail into several feet of snow feels super easy, thanks to the perfectly tuned rocker. The ski stays on top of the snow without any effort. And because of that, the ski feels even lighter, you just don't even notice it. Hard to believe, but I never experienced something like this before on a "fat" ski. The scales climb very well with that 84mm waist. (Last time I skied with Bri7, he had to put his skins on on his annum at some point, while I never did...)
Now on the descent, they are just the greatest thing. They turn like crazy. Turn initiation is the easiest I ever seen on any BC ski. The shape, the weight and the rocker is just perfect. Suddenly, you will feel like you could do ski ballet on your way down, even on the most difficult terrain. On steep and super tight woods, I found myself whistling old-fashioned Christmas songs while negotiating very technical lines.
The Objective is the first rockered "fat" cross-country ski. Something I have been waiting for since I started the telly thing. Yep, it's a cross-country ski. Because it still can be skied with any XC leather shoes, with either NNNBC bindings or cableless pins. No need for stupid plastic boots or 1k$ tech bindings. It is just the ultimate XCD BC ski.
I found one bad thing though: The Objective will completely annihilate your bad case of GAS, the famous Gear Acquisition Syndrome. This is the only BC ski you will ever need. In fact, since I got them, I stopped dreaming about the dream ski... This is the Holy Grail of XCD...
Oh, just one last thing Voile... If you're reading this, I know the low-profile tips have been the trend for the last 20 years... I never understood this... But guys, this is a BC powder ski. When skiing bottomless powder, we need a lot more than this! Please bring back real powder high tips like it's 1950!!!
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