Durable Park Ski

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There are skis that you can take into the park, and then there are skis that you never want to take out of the park. The Honey Badger is everything that a playful freestyle ski should be: durable, lightweight, and cheap. 

While they’re much too soft for the pipe and bigger kickers, the Honey Badger should catch the imagination of anyone who loves rails, presses and spinning off of mid-sized features.

As the name implies, these skis are tough and can handle some prolonged time in the park. The best park skier I know has an old pair of Honey Badgers that he refuses to let die. While I can’t condone skiing with six inches of edge ripped out, he claims that it just makes it harder to hook an edge. 

The other notable feature about the Honey Badger is their ridiculously low swing weight, an enticing feature for snappy spins off of smaller features.

For all that they’re capable of inside of the rope line, the Honey Badger is by no means a daily driver for the average skier. The soft tips and tails bend too easily to engage a carved turn. But for people who spend every day in the park, they’re an affordable and fun option that can handle anything you throw at them.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

3.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Rugged park skis with plenty of flex in the shovels
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    Really good quick rotation on rails due to their low swing weight
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    Can absorb some prolonged abuse

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markCan’t be dependably ridden outside of the park for more than a few laps

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Specs & Features

  • Fatty base and edges
  • Multi Radius Sidecut
  • 4D Fibercap Construction
  • Aspen Veneer Core
  • 155cm, 166cm, 172cm, 177cm variations
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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

3.5

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Rugged park skis with plenty of flex in the shovels
  • check-mark
    Really good quick rotation on rails due to their low swing weight
  • check-mark
    Can absorb some prolonged abuse

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markCan’t be dependably ridden outside of the park for more than a few laps

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