Review: RMU CRM Skis
Rocky Mountain Underground is known for their craftsmanship and dedication to turning out skis that are not only exceptional pieces of gear, but are also works of art. The Apostle, perhaps their most well-known model, is aggressive, slick, and flashy. However, the C.R.M, chosen as a Ski Magazine 2013 Official Selection, is understated, approachable, and solid. You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone, including beginners, who can’t jump on these babies and have fun. But don’t fool yourself. This is a lot of ski to fit into and won’t disappoint intermediate and expert skiers looking to ride hard and shred the mountain in style. The subtle early-rise tip allows for fluid carving through a variety of terrains, while still giving you plenty of power for tackling bumps and floating on fresh powder stashes.
Design and Aesthetics ★★★★
The overall design of these skis is such that they can do anything the skier sets out to do. If cruising on groomers is your cup of tea, these babies will ride real nice. However, if the power is your butter and you wanna slice through it like a hot knife, the CRMs are too hot to handle. The skis 101mm waist allows for stability at any speed, as does the flat tail. The sidewalls are comprised of Military Grade UHMW (ultra high molecular weight polyurethane which has the highest impact strength of any plastic) at double thickness which makes them resistant to blown edges and big hits or halls.
Aesthetically, the top-sheet is typically a stark white, crisp yellow, or royal blue with the Colorado flag on the tail making for a clean, sharp look for repping your favorite ski state. Not just for Coloradoans, this ski is for anyone who ventures to the Rocky Mountains and intends to make a bold statement during their adventures.
With their previously discussed Military Grade UHMW sidewalls, Double-thick edges, and World Cup Sintered Bases, these skis are built to last. In fact, every aspect of this ski is meant to function dually for speed and durability. As is the case with all skis, storing them properly and keeping them clean in the off-season will add to the life of your gear.
Simply put, if you want a piece of equipment that will perform elegantly in a variety of terrains that you can grow with as a skier, then you should gladly hand over the anywhere between $600-$800 for the CRMs. Not to mention, you can feel good knowing that you’re supporting a ski company founded and located right here in the good ‘ol US of A.
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