Extrem Opinion

Extrem Opinion
Category: Offpist / Freeride
Level: Advanced
Brand: Extrem
Modelyear: 2015
Measure (Tip/Waist/Tail): 142/118/132 mm Turning radius: 23.00 m Weight: 4500 gram (187 cm)
Sizes: 187,194 cm
Manufacturers description
ISPO Gold Award Winner 2014 for the most exceptional off-piste ski in the world! Opinion is the first crowd-developed ski ever, created with the help of hundreds of dedicated skiers in a forum thread with 1.500 member posts, 700.000 visits and one year of development. Opinion is optimized to quench your powder thirst and to let you rule in slush and other soft snow, but at the same time be able to ski with plenty of pressure on the slopes. In short, it is a relatively playful ski that still can shred the terrain, wherever you point your tips.

The harmonious tapered tip and tail, combined with our low-rise rocker profile, has created a ski that is a delight to spend time with in all types of snow conditions. A great balance and a supreme flotation in powder are accompanied by a fantastic edge grip and a secure feeling on hard packed. The ski is made out of snappy poplar wood and stable beech wood, in combination with the ultra-light aerospace material Tubecomb in tip and tail for lowest possible swing weight. This has created a ski that is playful and easy to maneuver, but which also shows full performance at high speed over bumps and on hard packed.

Read the full product development process at: www.freeride.se/opinion

(Official information from Extrem)


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Cary Karphammar
Cary Karphammar (Guest)
21/02/2019
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Strenghts:
Wonderful in powder and spring snow, sorbent snow.

Weaknesses:
Gets fluttery at high speeds with little snow access.

Summary:
Fun ski, skiing on the skis since 2015 o they hang out with .....

Model year: 2015
Riding style: All.
Length on the ski: 194 cm
Riders weight: 100 kg
Riders length: 186 cm

Vattendroppe
05/01/2019
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Strenghts:
This is an extremely (pun intended) competent powder coating that is surprisingly versatile at the same time. I have been in season in Japan together with it, where I had a lot of different powder skis to choose from, but time and time again it has ended that I still stretch after the Opinion. Likewise, it has been to the Alps and even there the ski I stretch as a daily driver.

Although there are skis that are a bit more playful in really good snow, they have to sacrifice a lot of the other to get there. I think Opinion meets the perfect balance between powder performance and "the other" for a ski that is very focused on powder. If I lived permanently in any snow hole in Japan I would probably own an even more specialized powder weapon, but with less than that, I really see no reason to go more extreme on that scale.

In comparison with many similar skis, it has a fairly even flex profile, which I think makes it better in piste in high speeds. The bed gets a little worse than compared to a ski that has a little stiffer under the foot, but those skis often compensate with a bit softer tip and tail to keep the powder feeling - which leads to fluttering when it goes fast. When I run the Opinion, the piste is mostly a transport distance between yokes for me, so then I think that speed trumps bite.

Weaknesses:
Even for a ski that is versatile in this size, there are limitations when it is fun to drive at 118 mm waist. For Nordic conditions, I would prefer a slightly narrower ski (maybe Opinion 108?).

Summary:
This is a ski that I have a special relationship with, so I can definitely be fucking, but I do not look forward to that day my must be passed to a rarer life in the powder sky. It will be a day of great sorrow. Simply the sharpest powder I tested.

As a "onequiver" it is not a ski I would recommend, but as a "daily driver" in a quiver for the rider who is focused on going outside the slopes in places that are likely to get a little more snow, it is simply perfect.

Model year: 2014
Riding style: These skis go almost exclusively in deep powder
Length on the ski: 187 cm
Riders weight: 80 kg
Riders length: 180 cm



Linton
Linton (Guest)
02/11/2018
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Strenghts:
Mjuksnö pisten and overall

Weaknesses:
When it's icy

Summary:
Good everywhere

Model year: 2014
Riding style: Pillows and pistes
Length on the ski: 187 cm
Riders weight: 72 kg
Riders length: 180 cm

Cary Karphammar
Cary Karphammar (Guest)
19/07/2017
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Strenghts:
Going as well in the piste as off. Even quite ok in spring snow.

Weaknesses:
Have none.

Summary:
Good skiing for the whole mountain.

Riding style: The whole mountain. 30 days in Åre with a finish in the Riksgränsen in May.
Length on the ski: 194 cm
Riders weight: 98 kg
Riders length: 187 cm

D_B
26/01/2015
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Strenghts:
Playful and easy-going

Weaknesses:
Instable at a little speed despite its width, just too soft

Summary:
Good attempt to make a fun all-round ski, which unfortunately ended up being a kind of beginners model.

Riding style: Pist, Pillows (park days are over)
Length on the ski: 187 cm
Riders weight: 81 kg
Riders length: 180 cm

talgdank
03/12/2014
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Strenghts:
Good at everything.
The price.

Weaknesses:
Does not matter.

Summary:
Feel like going on K2 Annex 118 (also affordable).
This year's most affordable skiing if you look at the crown / performance.

Riding style: piste
Length on the ski: 187 cm
Riders weight: 95 kg
Riders length: 181 cm

Mountain_Man
04/04/2014
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Strenghts:
Easily operated in all types of snow. Floats very well in snowflakes, regardless of whether it is dry and fluffy or wet and heavy. Extremely easy to handle when snow conditions change (during a ride) Thanks for being so neutral, do what you "ask ", no more or less. Stable without being boring!

Weaknesses:
Too bad to go really well hard and hit the ground.

Summary:
I run my Opinion 194 cm with a pair of Atomic Tracker 13 mounted at -3.5. Have won the most in different snow conditions as well as really big rides in snow and snow. On the other hand, a lot of forest skiing in both dry and wet snowmobile. 194 is a size greater than 187 in every way, longer, harder and clearly more stable.

Piste
The skis are quite OK in a frozen hard pist and the edge grip is on top, but here's a much better tool for making it really fun. The skid is too wide, too much rocks and above all too bad to shine on this surface. On the other hand, the piste is "soft", things happen, the ski wakes up and becomes really entertaining. Easy to cut in both large and tight turns with minimal power effort, feels surprisingly stable and safe even at relatively high speeds. In addition, the piste is raised and the small pegs start to build up, it becomes even more fun, just driving, the skis feel extremely safe. If there are any ice stains here, just press the edge that sits directly!

Loose snow
Exceptional good flow in the sneeze. The concept of planning is correct and the feeling is more about surfing the snow than driving down in it. Here it is noted that the ski is in its correct element. Busked to drive a sneeze, the only problem is that it flows a bit too well for an oldschooler like me. More "surf " than "pump "! :-)

Mixed relationship
Here the ski with its neutral character is really right. Just driving on ... from rocky to loose to lack of wetness. The ski does not surprise but retains its neutral behavior regardless of the surface. This is probably what I am most impressed with.

In summary, a cruel freerideskida that delivers fantastic on all surfaces except hard and slick (but there are other tools available). NOTE! This applies to 194 cm.

Model year: 2014
Riding style: Unskilled but stable all over the mountain
Riders weight: 94 kg
Riders length: 186 cm