|Approx. Weight||Feels Light|
|Skier Level||Intermediate - Expert|
|Ski Style||All-Mountain Frontside|
|Ski Shape||Directional Twin|
|Core Material||Aspen, Pine, Carbon, Fiberglass|
|Turning Radius||23m @ 178cm|
|Manufactured in||Reno, NV, USA|
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Moment Tahoe 2015 Review by A Better Ski
We really liked the Moment Tahoe for how well it does in a variety of conditions. Often in the spring, Colorado conditions will range from hard refrozen groomers, to powder, to wet heavy slush, sometimes all in one day. It’s nice to have a ski that can handle all of those conditions well, and not have to bring two or three pairs of skis with. The Moment Tahoe wasn’t the best in any one category, but performed well enough in just about any condition we tested it in.
2015 Moment Tahoe On Mountain Video Ski Review
Conditions: Hard Groomers, Soft Chop, Wet Slush
Boots: Rossignol Alias Sensor 120
Bindings: Marker Griffon
On the Snow Feel: The Moment Tahoe felt sturdy and stable underfoot, while still feeling relatively light weight and maneuverable. It’s easy to pivot at slow speeds, and didn’t take a ton of speed to get it on edge.
Powder: We haven’t had the chance to test out the Moment Tahoe in deep snow yet (Ullr didn’t exactly give us a fantastic snow year), but would suspect that the Tahoe is decent in light pow, but doesn’t exactly excel on really deep days.
Turn Initiation and Carving: The Moment Tahoe is the closest thing to a frontside ski in Moments Lineup and it performs pretty well on the groomers. Although it feels quite stiff and solid underfoot, it’s a relatively light ski and was easy to maneuver even at slower speeds. It does take a bit of speed to get the ski on edge, but once there the ski feels pretty locked in. When carving shorter radius turns at slower speeds, the ski didn’t feel lively or snappy, but it was still easy to maneuver because of the light weight. At higher speeds, the ski comes much more alive. Medium to large radius turns were fun, and even on the harder early morning groomers, the ski felt solid and stable. At higher speeds, it was much easier to flex the ski, and it rebounds with a decent amount of power and energy (although not nearly as much as others in the category). I definitely wouldn’t call the Tahoe a frontside ski, but it was solid, stable, and relatively lively. If you like making a bit wider turns at speed on the groomers, the Tahoe is a ski worth checking out.
Speed: The Moment Tahoe is relatively light, but still feels quite solid underfoot. It’s built with an aspen and pine core, carbon fiber stringers, VDS dampening rubber, and triaxial fiberglass laminates, all of which translate into a ski that likes speed. Even on the harder snow, the Tahoe feels quite damp, and when bombing the frontside the ski does a great job of absorbing vibration. And while the flat and micro camber sections give stability underfoot, the tip/tail rocker allows the ski to be turned sideways at any moment and scrub speed when necessary.
Uneven Terrain: Rocker in the tip helps to keep your skis above the chop and crud, while the same solid construction that makes it good at speed, helps to absorb the terrain. The Tahoe is not the heaviest ski, so it can feel a bit unstable in really hard chop or at high speeds, but it does a decent job smoothing out the soft chop at moderate speeds and its stiff construction helps to ensure minimal tip deflection and vibration.
Moguls: Although the Moment Tahoe has a relatively stiff and solid construction it’s still light-weight and quite nimble. Because the Tahoe really likes speed (it’s so much more alive at speed), it wasn’t my favorite ski for moguls, but it was maneuverable enough to handle the bumps if you find yourself on a long mogul run.
Edge Hold: The Tahoe has Moments Mullet Rocker profile consisting of a rocker tip, camber underfoot, and micro camber inbetween. While I can’t say for sure if the tech truly works, I can say that the Tahoe does have decent edge hold in harder snow. It’s still not great on ice, but you wouldn’t exactly expect a 96mm underfoot ski to be great in those conditions.
Flex: The Moment Tahoe feels substantial underfoot and has a flex to match. It’s not the easiest to bend into turns at slower speeds, and requires a bit more aggressive approach, but it also doesn’t feel like it’s going to throw you around if you’re not on top of it. It’s a solid, damp, and powerful ski without being too intimidating to drive.
Switch: The tail of the Tahoe is slightly raised allowing for the occasional backwards ride.
Jumps and Park: The Tahoe has decent amount of pop off of rollers and bumps, and it’s light-weight keeps it maneuverable in the air, but the stiff flex isn’t ideal for butters or nose presses, nor is it very forgiving.
The Moment Tahoe is a solid all-mountain ski with a lot of versatility for anywhere in the resort. The mid fat waist allows for decent abilities off piste and in deep snow, while still retaining good edge hold, and solid stability on groomers. It’s a ski that likes speed, and can handle the crud decently well. It has a solid construction, and it does take a bit of work to get the ski to really shine, but even less aggressive skiers can appreciate the nimbleness and maneuverability at slower speeds. Take it out when the snow is hard, or when things soften up. The Moment Tahoe is a true all-mountain ski that will reward aggressive skiers that like to speed down the groomers.
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