With a rare combination of stability at speed and playfulness, the Bibby Pro absolutely kills it in powder and crud, while holding its own on hard pack and even in the park. It just might be the perfect Squaw ski. Ski Review: Moment Bibby Pro, The Quiver Killer. | Unofficial Networks

Ski Review: Moment Bibby Pro, The Quiver Killer.

Ski Review: Moment Bibby Pro, The Quiver Killer.

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Ski Review: Moment Bibby Pro, The Quiver Killer.

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With a rare combination of stability at speed and  playfulness, the Bibby Pro absolutely kills it in powder and crud, while holding its own on hard pack and even in the park.  It just might be the perfect Squaw ski.  Josh Bibby, the skis namesake is known more for his skill in the air, flipping and spinning with the best of them, than he is for charging big lines and freeriding. This may explain in part why Moment has placed the ski in its Jib category, but it’s characteristics are more in line with an all mountain charger than a jib stick, and that’s how it’s described on Moment’s website,  “…solid throughout with a stiff tail to manage hard landings and straightline exits. From powder to chop, MUSTACHE technology brings the buttery, surfy feel of reverse camber with the powerful edging and stability of traditional camber on tap when you need it.”

“Mustache” technology is the term Moment is giving to the profile of their skis that incorporate a rockered tip and tail, with camber under foot. Call it whatever you want, the technology works, and is quickly becoming the go to design for skis in this category, sharing similarities with the popular Armada JJ, Atomic Bent Chetler, and Rossignol S7.  The Bibby Pro really distances itself from competition with its versatility and high end performance though.

Like the a forementioned skis, the Bibby Pro is amazing in powder, and extremely nimble at slower speeds and in tight spaces, but none of those skis come close to the stability and confidence the Bibby Pro inspires at high speeds, especially in variable snow and crud.  These skis give me the confidence to point it pretty much anywhere on the mountain, and they seemingly smooth out the terrain in front of them. The Bibby Pro is just as happy ripping GS turns down Broken Arrow in the afternoon when the snow’s chopped up and heavy, as they are snaking their way through the trees off Red Dog, or slarving down Engerbretsons’ during a Fingers race.

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The ski is remarkably well balanced, and feels nearly as comfortable in the air flipping and spinning as it does charging down the fall line.  It reacts incredibly well to rider input and is very accommodating to varying styles. I am an extremely aggressive skier who generally charges the fall line at high speeds, but friends of mine who are less aggressive and ski at more moderate speeds have found the ski to be equally impressive noting how forgiving it is and how easily it turns, especially in the shorter lenghts.

My only complaint about the ski is that I feel it has a little to much tail rocker.  While it no doubt helps you to land switch in powder and slarve your turns, the ski has a tendency to wheelie when landing large airs.

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Retailing for $699 and available for 2012 in 174, 184, 190, and 196 (A whole different animal, review coming shortly), there is a size for everyone.  If you’re looking for just one, do it all, everyday ski, look no further. Only the graphics change for next year. Check out Moment Skis for more info on these and all their other skis, hand made in Reno, NV.

Dimensions

Size (cm)
Tip-Waist-Tail (mm)
Sidecut (mm)
Surface Length (mm)
Tip/Tail Rise (mm)
CAMBER (mm)Rocker: Rise(mm)/Run(cm)
174
|
142-116-134
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21
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1400
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65/65
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Tip: 15mm/25cm
Tail: 20mm/18cm
Positive camber: 3.5mm

184
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142-116-133
|
24.5
|
1500
|
65/65
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Tip: 15mm/25cm
Tail: 20mm/18cm
Positive camber: 5mm

190
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143-118-134
|
26.5
|
1560
|
65/65
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Tip: 15mm/25cm
Tail: 20mm/18cm
Positive camber: 5mm

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