From macrophotog's review on the Skiboard Forum 12-21-17:
Center mounted, the ride was very nice. . . smooth and enjoyable, good edging and grip. I quickly found confidence in the boards and was not worried about washing out so began increasing my speed and steepness of my runs. The boards continued to respond and perform well never losing an edge. Center mounted, it seemed to me that they boards were much more comfortable carving on it's designed radius and not giving me as much freedom to push hard into tighter carves like I was expecting with a somewhat softer flexing board (I obviously expect this on stiffer boards/skis).
After switching to setback, I found the Crossbow to be an even better performing, more versatile board! It did not lose any of the positives mentioned above (almost seemed to amp them up to a higher category), but in a sense became more adaptable in terms of how you could ski them. Weight yourself slightly forward and they charged super hard and fast always keeping an edge. You could give loads of input into your carves and the board would respond accordingly allowing me to tighten up or lengthen out the radius of my carves with no misbehavior or negative feedback at all. Weight yourself center or a little back and they became super playful and surfy and could dance all over (I love my Rockered Condors on soft groomers for this same reason). These boards really sang for me in the setback position!
From jjue's review on the Skiboard Forum 12-29-2017:
For me the Crossbow skis bigger then I expected , to me it did not feel small at all . In fact set back of course , it has the same amount of skiboard in front of you as a center mount 125 . It's width at 112 matches the Osprey or the Sherpa but has smaller tips . I will give some comparisons . The Crossbow has edge hold in icy snow on par or better then the Sherpa but is way easier to turn then the Sherpa and more manuverable in moguls and feels quicker edge to edge . It is similar to the Osprey in ease of turning and slarving and sliding but feels like it has a more positive carve and is more manuverable and quicker edge to edge . Compared to the Sticky it feels significantly bigger to me and certainly for me has more of the longboard feel like the Osprey or the Sherpa than the Sticky which is ultra manuverable and very light on my feet of course with non-release lighter binding.
From ysb33's short review on the Skiboard Forum 2-24-2018:
I got home after midnight and woke up this morning to realise that the weather had changed and what was suppose to be a cloudy morning turned out to be a sunny one. Grabbed the Crossbows and rushed up the mountain. Rode pretty much every kind of terrain that came my way including clumps of moguls between trees, steep blackslopes, ungroomed stuff and just loverly wide pistes. In-resort, there is now one baord to rule them all.
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