Alright time to review what ended up being my favorite ski from the NW On Snow Demo in Mission Ridge this year. The Moment Bibby Pro. This was the first time I’ve been able to get on a pair of skis from Moment so I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew they had a pretty good reputation and that it looks like somebody cut off the ends of their tips and tails. Other than that it was a clean slate for me going in.
I rode the Bibby in a 184cm which is probably the perfect length for me. I’m 165lb and 5’11″ on a good day. If you don’t know the ski already, Moment’s Bibby Pro resides in their “JIB” category. The description from the Moment webpage I think does the ski more justice and the category label….”solid throughout with a stiff tail to manage hard landings and straight line 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.” To me that says take me anywhere you want to go. The dimensions of the ski are 142-116-133, not your normal park ski dimensions. Which is why I was drawn to them from the start. After asking the boy’s in the Moment booth a few questions about them I picked up that this ski is one of Moment’s biggest sellers. So let’s ride em’.
Alright so almost immediately I noticed how fun this ski was. Moment was right on with their description, the ski can basically match your mood. If you want to to play, then it’s ready to play on a moment’s notice. No pun intended. Well maybe a little. And if you want to get down to business and dig in your heels, the Bibby Pro is ready for it. It’s super steady at high speeds and can hold an edge well. I did have to put a little more into it than say the Rossignol Super 7, but not enough for me to say that I really had to work at carving. The turning radius was money as well. I’m not sure what the exact numbers are on it, but it was enough to rip into some sharp turns and also to draw them out if I wanted. For having a decent stiffness to them, they also had a good amount of pop to them. Which was another reason I thought they were a playful ski. So on the groomers they rocked, how bout off of them? Well I really didn’t have a complaint there either. There was just enough snow on the side of the runs for me to get a decent experience in some soft stuff. The Bibby Pro handled the varying snow conditions no problem. Their agility was awesome in the trees and when I got them into the open they were stable enough for me to point them straight ahead and not worry about the inconsistencies in the snow. Which I was impressed with their ability to mob through bumps being they were a lighter ski.
So in all honesty this was my favorite ski of the day, and that’s going up against the Armada JJ’s, Rossignol Super 7, and the Atomic Bent Chetler. No question, I could rock this ski every day no matter the conditions. The Bent Chetler was a very close #2 actually and depending on snow conditions probably could take the top spot. But there was just something about the Bibby Pro. I would reccomend the 2012 Moment Bibby Pro to anyone looking for an all-mountain, one-quiver ski.