Fat-ypus Ski Review

Fat-ypus Ski Review

This year, Fat-ypus adds a new ski, the D-Sender, to the line-up and is increasing production numbers to meet what has turned out to be unprecedented demand for its flagship ski, the A-Lotta. These wood-core skis are hard to find, and retail stocks sell out very, very quickly. This small, Colorado-based company makes some of the best skis available today.


Length: 170, 180
Dimensions: 172-140-158
MSRP: $875 Stoke: 9.5

It’s nearly impossible to score a 9 or higher on Freeskier’s stoke meter. Testers are fickle and ornery and almost every ski has some sort of flaw. Here’s what the testers had to say: “No way a ski that is 140 mm underfoot should be able to turn like a rock star in the trees.” “The best ski ever.” “Carves effortlessly on the groomers.” “Charges through the crud.” The testers have spoken.


Length: 184
Dimensions: 144-112-130
MSRP: $875 Stoke: 9

A svelte version of the A-lotta, the Fat-ypus crew designed the D-Sender as a big-mountain competition ski that could face the bony conditions found at competition venues like Crested Butte with confidence. Like the A-Lotta, the D-Sender is “very quick without giving up stability” and “crushes the crud.” It’s a good option if you are scared of the A-Lotta’s dimensions, and a great choice to shred the entire mountain with an emphasis on the backcountry.


Length: 178
Dimensions: 118-86-108
MSRP: $775 Stoke: 5.5
Jumps: 6 Pipe: 5
Playfulness: 8 All-Mtn: 5

Fat-ypus has jumped into the realm of the park and pipe with the G-Butter. The poplar wood core makes it a solid and stable ski out of the park. In the park, our testers found it to be very inconsistent in its flex. One tester said it was “very stiff in front and behind the binding but ultra soft in the tip and tail.” Another said the softness in the nose made it tough to start a turn and paired with the stiffness of the tail, it was hard to hold a turn.

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