Testing skis so you don't have to.
Pugski Ski Tester
- Mar 5, 2017
Tricia: I was fortunate to have the Black Ops Rallybird Ti in my long-term test lineup, but unfortunately the weather and early closure of the season hindered the opportunity to ski this beauty. First, the graphics blow me away. The topsheet is gorgeous, but I have to be honest, I was a little intimidated by the stiffness and wondered if I'd be better suited with the Rallybird rather than the Rallybird Ti. After a long wait for the right conditions, I finally got a chance to ski the Rallybird Ti at Grand Targhee in some leftover stashes of snow and wind-buffed chop. This ski took on some challenging snow like a voracious teenager and came back to ask for more. It didn't take me long to figure out that all I needed to do was initiate the turn and trust the ski. When dipping into a few powder stashes, this ski rallied like a champ and breathed life into my legs. I literally skied to last chair and wished I could take one more. Those earlier thoughts I had about this ski being too much for me were long gone.
Insider tip: A lighter-weight skier should consider the non-Ti version.
- Who is it for?
- The skier who wants a powerful ski that is ready to take on challenging terrain and powder.
- Who is it not for?
- Someone looking for a finesse in a ski.
- Skier ability
- Advanced, Expert
- Ski category
- All Mountain, Powder
- Ski attributes
- Off Piste, Trees