Where to Buy
Help support this site by making your next gear purchase through one of the links above. Click a link, buy what you need, and the seller will contribute a portion of the purchase price to support Trailspace's independent gear reviews.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Some folks call BC ripper and all-around lovable character Rory Bushfield "Bushywayne," which also happens to be what Rory calls his pro model from the ski artistes at Nordica. Like Rory, the Bushywayne ski does it all, from park hits to backcountry booters to big-mountain shredding (no word on whether it's into bridge jumping). With a 127mm waist and 185cm length, the Bushywayne doesn't exactly scream "JIB ME!", and it's certainly not a park-first ski, but its Energy2Carbon ash and poplar core uses Titanal laminates to provide enough pop to make a day in the park fun, while remaining plenty stiff to tee off on big lines and backcountry cliff hucks. Like a lot of modern do-it-all skis, the Busywayne has a hybrid rocker/camber/rocker design, with a long rocker in the tip and tail and a camber section underfoot that combine to provide good edge hold on hardpack and plenty of float in the deep. Although the rocker's long, it remains reasonably low in the tip, keeping the broad Hammer Head nose engaged with the snow when on edge, increasing control and limiting the tip vibration that can be an issue with rockered skis. The Bushywayne's certainly a pretty burly tool, but it has a surprisingly manageable 18m turn radius, making it easy to control, and a stiff tail to keep you upright on backseat landings and prevent you getting tossed around when you're maching through chop. If you're looking for a single sword that can take you from the park to the pow to the top of I-think-I-need-clean-undies lines, the Bushywayne's there for you.
Armada Magic J
Blizzard Zero G 95
Salomon Rocker2 108
DPS Skis Wailer 106 Pure3 Special Edition
Salomon Qst Stella 106
DPS Skis Wailer 99 Foundation
G3 Synapse Carbon 101