The stiffest ski in the Revision lineup is a purebreed all-mountain charger.
Over the past few seasons, few small ski brands have generated as much hype as Revision Skis. Based out of Colorado, this small but forward-thinking “word-of-mouth” company has put not only its skis, but its creative vision into the hands of some of the most influential skiers on the scene.
Revision’s 2016 ski lineup features four models aimed to satisfy every freeskier’s needs: the Subtraction for powder, the Bodrum for all-mountain charging, and the Dime and Talisman as respectively stiffer and softer platforms for park and urban skiing. I got the chance to test the Bodrum in the 179cm length for a few days in various conditions, narrow ribbons of artificial snow in eastern Austria, to a fresh powder day in Switzerland when the Alps finally got some snow.
When Revision describes the Bodrum as a “hard-charging, stable twin tip” on their website, they aren’t kidding around. This ski wants to move fast and chase the fall line. With full-length carbon stringers and additional carbon in the tip and tail for stability, this is a ski that’s meant to hold its line. No wobbly rocker tips here, just a touch of early rise in the front and stiff tails in the back. The Bodrums showed their caliber most on an early-January powder day on the Flumserberg in Switzerland, where they blasted through crud and chopped snow with ease, hungry for every opportunity to open up speed into untracked snow.
With the stiffest flex rating in the Revision lineup, the Bodrum sticks out as a purebreed charging ski among the company’s more progressive-flex models, and rounds out the range of this small company’s collection nicely. If your skiing style tends towards straight lines and open, arcing turns, you’ll find a rock-solid platform in the Bodrum.
Sizes = 189cm, 179cm
Turn Radius = 24.5m @ 189cm; 21.5 @ 179cm
Dimensions = 137-107-127 @ 179cm
Dimensions = 139-109-129 @ 189cm