Ski: 2016-2017 Moment Ghost Train
Available Lengths: 168, 178, 186, and 194cm
Stated Dimensions (mm):
- 143-126-139 (194cm length)
- 140-123-135 (176 and 186cm lengths)
- 136-119-131 (168cm length)
Stated Sidecut Radius:
- 31 meters (194cm)
- 27.5 meters (186cm)
- 24 meters (176cm)
- 20 meters (168cm)
Blister’s Measured Weight per ski: 2,068 and 2,079 grams
Stated Sidecut Radius (186 cm): 27.5 m
Tip & Tail Splay: 70 / 70 mm
Traditional Camber Underfoot: 0 mm
Factory Mount Location: ~4.5cm from center; 87.5cm from tail
Core construction: aspen & ash w/ carbon & fiberglass laminate
In the past 11 days, Taos Ski Valley has received over six feet of new snow, and to celebrate (and make great use of) the occasion, we’ve been breaking out some big, fat pow skis to test…
…including the Moment Ghost Train.
At 123mm underfoot, the Ghost Train is Moment’s widest ski, and features a very playful rocker profile: it’s flat underfoot, with deep tip and tail rocker lines and “micro-camber” sections in front of and behind the binding area.
(The redesigned 2015-2016 Moment Exit World shares this same profile.)
The Ghost Train’s rocker profile, more forward, progressive mount point, and a weight that’s quite light for it’s size (just over 2,000 grams per ski) should make it very easy to pivot and steer—after all, that’s what we found on the Exit World after putting some initial time on it.
The Ghost Train’s rather symmetrical flex should also encourage a surfy, playful approach to terrain; we’d call the flex pattern medium/soft at the tip and tail, but then the flex ramps up smoothly and quickly as it gets pretty stiff underfoot, where it’s sidecut radius is a big 27.5 meters.
So it seems that the ski could provide some real stability at high speeds too—at least in fresh snow—and ought to feel more planted in big, long McConkey-style pow turns than a ski like the Line Magnum Opus, for example, which is 124mm underfoot and is effectively the same weight as the Ghost Train, but with a much tighter 17m sidecut radius).
We wouldn’t expect any 123mm-underfoot ski to excel in firm or variable conditions, but again if the Exit World is any indication, the Ghost Train might surprise us in that department, too.
We’ll have to see, but in the right conditions, we’ll be surprised if the Ghost Train doesn’t have us grinning.
(Continue on to the next page to read our initial review of the Ghost Train.)
NEXT: Our Initial Review of the Moment Ghost Train…