Don’t get it twisted: the Wildcat is first and foremost a powder ski. Just because you’ve heard time and time again about people who got a pair for deep days and now use them as a daily driver, or talked to friends who bought them for their playfulness but found them surprisingly composed at speed and sturdy in chop, we’d advise you not to take that to the bank. While we don’t disagree, we won’t go so far as to recommend them as your daily driver either.
The Wildcat got loose from the pow ski box we put it in on day one, and clearly its not coming home anytime soon. They say when you love something, let it go, and if that means letting people discover how frustratingly versatile, forgiving, agile yet dependable and strong the Wildcat is in conditions no powder ski should be subjected to—how it can rail hardpack like a baddy, stomp switch landings in the park, and surf pow all in the same lap—then who are we to try and keep it under lock and key? It is a Wildcat for chrissakes, not some domesticated feline.
The original heavyweight is for many the origin of the phrase ‘playful charger’—it floats and slashes like a dream but don’t get it wrong—it has plenty of horsepower, so when the pedal hits the metal it keeps on giving and begs you for more.
But just so we’re upfront about it: it’s a pow ski. Nothing more, nothing less.
At this point though, if you haven’t experienced just what the Fatcat can do well then it’s time to put up or shut up.
|Length||Tip||Waist||Tail||Radius||Effective Edge||Weight (Pair)||Mount|
|164cm||141mm||116mm||131mm||17.5m||1300mm||7.62lbs / 3.46kg||-6cm|
|174cm||141mm||116mm||131mm||21.0m||1400mm||8.51lbs / 3.86kg||-6cm|
|179cm||141mm||116mm||131mm||23.0m||1450mm||9.09lbs / 4.12kg||-6cm|
|184cm||141mm||116mm||131mm||25.0m||1500mm||9.66lbs / 4.38kg||-6cm|
|190cm||143mm||118mm||133mm||27.0m||1560mm||10.09lbs / 4.58kg||-6cm|
|196cm||143mm||118mm||133mm||29.0m||1620mm||10.54lbs / 4.78kg||-6cm|