Enjoyed the unexpected update on my Dynastar Intuitiv Big's as well...may they enjoy a retirement of summer skiing at Mt Hood for at least a few more seasons.
The story, for those who may have missed it, was that I bought FreshPow
's Dynastar BIGs. For a very reasonable price at the SC-A swap last year. I thought that I'd be able to use the bindings and the wide brakes, and it was a deal for the price.
Well, come last New Years' trip to Tahoe, none of the resorts in Tahoe had had any fresh snow to justify bringing true, fat, powder skis. So I took the BIGs, and they did very, very well in the soft snow, moguls, and sun-slush at Diamond Peak, Homewood, and Sierra-at-Tahoe. In fact, I was about the only person on the bump runs, which made for a lot of fun (and much less embarassment). The crust-ice at Donner Ski Ranch they didn't like so well, but, again, I was the only person even venturing onto it.
I liked the BIGs enough to keep them in the basement and even maybe wax them a little.
Then we had a chance to go to Mt. Hood for Memorial Day. The story and pics are somewhere on here, suffice it to say that the BIGs loved the summer snow. Narrower skis had a quite harder time.
Well, that's when we heard about Delta increasing additional-bag fees to $50. Hmmm.
Our last day at Hood I'm on a chair with a woman having an absolutely miserable time on her Dynastar Exclusive 9s. Hey, you want a powder ski? An hour later, the bindings are off the BIGs and in my boot bag, the lady has free powder skis, and I have one fewer bags to check.
Love it when things work out.