We welcome the Switch back to our freeride family for another year of all-mountain destruction. Bridging the gap between freestyle and all mountain, the Switch unlocks the mountain's full potential and expands your ability to shred every type of terrain. Whether you’re laying over trenching turns, pinning it through the trees, or boosting off your favorite side hit, the Switch enables you to shred harder than ever before. Its lightweight Aspen/Maple construction with carbon fiber stringers provides unwavering stability and ample energy, while a 19m turn radius ensures you zig zag around your buddies to find the hidden stash before they do! Ditch your old planks and make the Switch!
Graphics by Paul Kreizenbeck.
22/23 SWITCH Geometry
When stability and energy are a must and weight is a factor, we add pre stretched carbon fiber stringers to the core. Far superior to the flex and pop of traditional fiberglass, carbon fiber gives you the liveliness you want at a weight that keeps your skis feeling light on your feet. These
These skis are exactly what I expected them to be. It's been a ****** of a year. I've had these mounted for a month but haven't ridden anything but fat skis since the start of December. We had a storm come through two days ago and really cold temps. 10" of pow under a 2" crust. I was anxious to ski the Switch so I grabbed them from the truck instead of the pow sticks. It went about how I expected. They performed fine for a 100mm UF, mostly camber, ski. Keep the tips up and balanced and they worked fine, but they were a lot of work. I would go with the Dev's if pow and easy pivot is your thing. Once out of the pow, they shined. I'm not a heavy guy (6' 160lbs). I don't ski anything with metal. That said, these are not noodles. They are plenty stiff and damp. The runout from a favorite bowl of mine usually beats me up on my soft, all wood, sticks. These blew through the chop like it wasn't there. Amazingly damp for what they are. Groomers, park, and spring skiing are what I bought these for, and for that, they crush. The long effective edge gives monster edge hold and that aforementioned stiffness mean they hold up amazingly at speed. A couple of the team kids were practicing GS turns on their race skis and I was able to fall right into line with them. They are a ripper of a center mounted ski. OK, one small complaint, I guess.... The tails are hooky. Not unexpected for a mostly camber, center mount, twin. I just got finished running a gummy stone over the last 6" of edge. I belt that smooths things out. Overall, a great ski. Very well could be a dedicated park ski. Easily rips groomers. Sold in moguls except for the long-ish tails (you could size down on these pretty easily). Not a pow ski unless you are a 1 ski quiver kinda shredder. Perfect quiver: these, Dev's and Ren's = Baller. FWIW, I'm on a 184 and perfectly happy.
Playful all-mountain skis
After renting my whole life, I just bought these as my first pair of skis. They feel light, nimble, and playful, and the artwork turns heads. I love them! Although these are sold as "free ride" skis they are also simply great all-mountain skis for someone like me who doesn't do tricks, but does like to challenge themselves with the terrain and drop into glades.
I have skied the Switch in big mountains and also east cost skiing. The Switch is great skiing both in powder and groomers. Love the ski!
absolutely love the skis!
I love the skis.. I’m just waiting to mount the bindings and ski them!