Pros: Lightweight, Responsive on Extreme trails, durable
Cons: The tip makes alot of noise at high rates of speed in not-so-perfect conditions
If you all remember I killed my wrist a few weeks back and couldn't ski for a while. Well, I am back. I recently tried a pair of the P40's on powder. Yes, Winterplace does get some very once in a while. Well, they did this weekend. Something like 12 inches or so. Anyways, I tried out the P40s (titanium) and had a blast! They were really lightweight and responded with great ease. At one point I did bite the bullet, but that was my own fault.
The P40s have titanium and wood core which deaden the vibrations. They are supposed to be vibration-less with the fat tip, but all it does is make the ski whine in not so perfect conditions. They seem to be a nice ski in perfect conditions, but I haven't tried them yet on crud. In powder, they respond to quick hop turns like they are feathers. My friend Rob made one too many hops on his P40s this weekend, because he went up in the air, then came straight down in 3 feet of powder and proceeded to do a double- somersault. I gave him a two-thumbs up. I was the one that did the spread eagle without trying.
So the P40s get a 9 star from me. This is because they have a quick response, are lightweight, and have great durability in ski-school instructor clumsiness. The reason why they are only a 9 to me is because I am not good enough to truly enjoy them. They are made for the dedicated racer, a.k.a US Ski Team Racer.