The SMBs are (quite frankly) the best skis I’ve ever used. They handled the piste just fine and were superb in the powder.
The ski for the day is the Kingswood SMB – oh wait, that’s the ski for every day.
I took my SMB’s to Cragieburn today and was so blown away by them. Keep doing what you’re doing. Kingswood rocks.
As I shuffled through town to the supermarket via the wine shop there were numerous positive comments. One local powderhead even volunteered (approvingly) info on their pedigree!
It’s a terrible snow year at Ruapehu but I’m having some of the best skiing I’ve ever had thanks to the skis.
Let me say how blown away I was with the mega fats. So easy to blow over all the brush sticking out and super easy to turn in the tight stuff. Super impressed with how they handled the hard pack too.
on Megafat, Japan
Just had another epic overseas trip with the Kingswoods, this time to Japan, Hokkaido. The Kingswoods are in their element. Great conversation starter with fellow Kiwis. So chur for bringing such sick ski`s to this world.
To say it simply: Absolutely the best we ever had on our feet!!! I never thought that I could make turns like the ones I did in deep powder! Forget all the skis from Bogner, ZAI, ATOMIC and other “exclusive” brands. KINGSWOOD SKIS are made for real skiers!
Stoked with the performance – cut through the heavy stuff with no problem and still nice and responsive when the terrain gets tight.
I think these skis are now the most beautiful piece of equipment I own… they are now resting very nicely in a prominent corner of my home office. I stare at them for long periods. We are developing quite a love affair.
They’re fast, responsive and the stiffness is spot on.
The mega fat is such a good ski it’s humbling. Exceptional in the pow, even better when it’s variable snow and they carve well enough on piste to rail high speed GS turns. They are my most prized possession.
on Megafat, Japan
These skis are wonderful. I love every single thing about them…
Now that I know they ski well on piste and how much fun they are in the softer snow, I don’t think I’ll go back to my narrow, conventional carving skis again this season. Thanks for making such a satisfying and enjoyable pair of skis.
It’s stiff enough to hold its own on the groomed or packed stuff, but where it showed me the most love was in the steep soft stuff, it skied super stable, but when I wanted to scrub speed or throw it round a bit, it let me be in control. I have never seen this in a ski before, normally I find them stiff and unforgiving, or soft and floppy in the steeps, but the Kingswood has the best of both.
In short, they are awesome. I have never been more confident in untouched snow, and am amazed at the variety of turn shapes the skis can hold in those conditions. I love the stiff feel and pop that the skis have when you want to throw them around.
I thought I would really only use my Archetypes on those rare powder days. Despite this I thought I’d see how they would go on the hard packed artificial snow. I enjoyed them so much I spent the remaining six days on them.
The nimbleness for a fat ski was a real surprise. Rebound was good making it a lively ski for this width. The Kingswood for me was instant liking. Turned well in the chutes and certainly stable at speed. It gripped surprisingly well for its width.
Put them on edge and they will carve in hard pack and flex nicely in the turn so that sharper carving turns are possible. In the softer, fresher snow they are more fun than conventional carving skis as they surf over the top rather than sinking and slowing down into the softer snow.
Absolute bomber construction, impeccable finish, sweet riding skis.
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I wish I had these things years ago. We had a pretty low snow pack for Japan but the skis made it so easy to blow over all the brush sticking out and super easy to turn in the tight stuff.
on Megafat, Japan
I’ve skied most of his skis since the early days of production and I can honestly say they are some of the best skis on the market.
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If you’re looking for a solid, stable soft-snow ski that is strong on edge, planes well, and is easy to pivot, then I would be shocked if you are disappointed in the SMB.
I fell in love with you in New Zealand last year. I have been dreaming about the moment we are re-united once more (even though we have never truly met) and I can propose. I promise to be nice, yet push you down large cliffs, sweet, yet abuse you vertically (and occasionally horizontally…). Come here Rocketype, let me touch you. Just don’t tell my wife.
I spent the weekend in Fernie BC with some friends, and we went cat skiing. My skis were awesome! I have a pair of your Rocketype’s, and I was blown away. I’m looking forward to another set – I love good quality. Keep up the awesome work!