My wife has been backcountry skiing for a few years now, and I’ve been looking to update my own ski equipment and find some good skis on YouTube. I happened to come across an interesting pair of skis from Bluemoris called
Short Fat Ski Ω (Omega)
According to the video, the short length of the skis allows for easy maneuvering, even in narrow Japanese tree runs. Additionally, the circular depressions called “powder pockets” give the skis float even at low speeds. It seems that these skis are popular among mountain skiers, and I’m intrigued by the fact that they were made by a Japanese company specifically for Japanese ski fields.
I decided to attend a powder ski test ride event that Bluemoris was participating in, held at the Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort. I headed straight for the Bluemoris booth, which was crowded with people, and I was surprised to see the professional skier and Bluemoris producer Tsukki-san there.
The skis felt wide, short, and light when I touched them, weighing approximately 1,790g without the binding. Tsukki-san explained that the weight could be reduced by changing the binding. When I tried skiing on them, I found that they were easy to handle on groomed runs and could carve well, with the pointed end of the ski acting as a brake during powder skiing and the flexible front making turning easier in powder.
Unfortunately, the temperature on the day of the test ride was warm, and I would have preferred to try them in powder. Nevertheless, the Omega skis were easy to handle and fast, and I could see why my wife enjoyed them even more than I did. We also tried out the Omega Unchain and skis from other manufacturers to compare.
Furthermore, according to Tsukki-san’s information, there will be a limited edition model released in the next season!! (2023-2024 winter season)
It’s the “Hakuba” limited model! It looks so cool! I saw someone who had purchased the previous Hakuba limited edition model, and it looked really awesome!
Alright, time to make a reservation for the limited edition model!
We can’t wait to see what design it will have once it’s announced!
I have a feeling that it might get snatched up by my wife before I even get a chance to buy it, so I should have reserved two!
And then there was this monoski that really stood out at the test drive event.
When the concept of skiing is overturned, and you try riding it once, you’ll definitely feel a sensation that’s neither snowboarding nor skiing, and you’ll want to master it as it becomes addictive.
However, for someone like me who can’t even manage to ski, keeping my balance is all I can do! I remember my younger days when I first got on skis.
Tsukki-san taught me how to slide and even pulled me along, but it was all I could do to maintain my balance and it just wouldn’t fallen!
This is so interesting!
Even friends who are pro-level skiers and snowboarders were curious about this new sensation!
As expected, Tsukki-san is a master at riding it.
Apparently, the Monoski is the strongest in powder, and if you can ride it, your normal skiing will also improve significantly.
Seeing everyone around Tsukki-san having fun riding the Monoski makes me want to join in too!
Everyone is too good at skiing! I came here for short, fat skis but got distracted by the Monoski.
I was nervous at my first test drive event, but I received kind guidance and was able to ride many boards, so I was very satisfied! It was a very fulfilling day!
If you are interested in the limited edition model or the short, fat skis, please contact Tsukki-san or participate in the test drive event!
I hope to review it again after actually using it!