Not just any nova, the Supernova from Majesty is an all-around, high-performance ski with a penchant for the soft white stuff. It partially achieves this versatility using a Cut-Off-Tail, cleverly called COT. By cutting off the tail and moving the skier's stance back on the ski, Majesty was able to make the Supernova maneuverable but stable enough for you to “let 'er rip” when the need arises. The other half of this versatile personality is the rockered tip and flat tail. This combination allows for both plentiful face shots in the depth of winter and a confidence-inspiring edge hold on the firmer conditions found during springtime. Sure to please all the astronomy nerds out there, the Majesty Supernova Carbon Ski is a versatile ski that can keep up no matter what the day has in store.
- Cut-Off-Tail (COT) allows the ski to remain maneuverable without sacrificing stability.
- Carbon and Kevlar add dampness without adding excess bulk or weight.
- Textolite Plates increase durability by reinforcing the middle part of the ski.
- IS 7200 base is premium, durable, and fast.
- Did we mention astronomy nerds will love this ski?
|161, 169, 177, 185
|Basic tip loops, flat notched tail
|Rockered tip, camber
|Semi-hybrid, camber, tip rocker
|Skimo Co Says
|Powder, variable conditions
|COT technology makes for a more versatile ski
|A charger that can turn on a dime
|Compare to other High-fat Skis
Questions & Reviews
I think the Majesty Supernova would be a great contender for a ski in the same width range that can ski most conditions quite well and offers a different feel to the Alp Tracks. The Supernova is a little heavier and damper than the Alp Tracks. It also has a bit softer flex pattern with less snap to it. The flex feels very round throughout the ski, whereas the Alp Tracks 100 is quite firm underfoot and in the tails. The Supernova also has much more rockered tips. I would give it an edge in powder flotation and ease of turning relative to the Alp Tracks. The Alp Tracks is a very precise, and pretty demanding, ultralight ski. The Majesty requires a good skier too, but for a good skier, it will be easier to handle across a variety of conditions.
With the short and flat COT I worry that the tails would be pretty stiff, demanding of technique, and harder to release.
How does this ski compare to a ski like Pagoda Tour 100?
Overall the Pagoda Tour 100 is a stiffer ski, but with a very different rocker profile. It has less tip rocker and significantly more tail rocker than the Majesty, and the tips and tails are stiffer.
I do think the tails on the Pagoda will be a bit easier to slide around due to the tail rocker. I don't think the Majesty will be a super demanding ski, though. It is, however, a very directional ski, well suited to a skier who wants a fun and easy-turning ski that floats tip-up and likes to be driven from the shovel. The Pagoda Tour is also directional, but it's less exaggerated.
I would lean towards the Majesty for playful wiggling in soft snow, and towards the DPS for an all around touring ski.
I’m about 175cm tall and ski touring skis in the ~178 range normally. Resort skis I size closer to 182-183.
Seems like I could go for the 169 or 177. Which way would you steer someone looking for a daily driver that slots between a 90 underfoot steeps ski and a 112 underfoot pow ski?
After many days use, I can see why this ski got such a rave review. It's surprisingly stable for its weight, and whilst it doesn't thrive in icy conditions, it will let you get down without too much consternation. That's it for my criticism.
Anytime there is actually snow rather than ice...these things are in their element. I've skied them in boot-top power, corn, and dust on crust. They can be pushed as hard as my ZG108s, but when it comes time to turn, these things are truly amazing.
The cut-off tail, tip taper and sidecut work together to make this an extremely nimble ski. It doesn't matter if you're going fast or slow, centered or in the back seat, this ski will turn with ease, and yet with bases flat it can haul.
Majesty are making some great touring skis, and the Supernova is probably the pick of the bunch.
I have the carbon version in the 177cm. (I'm about 78kg and 180cm tall).
The review I saw was in Ski Rando...French gear magazine. They rate skis out of 4 criteria - Performance, Ease of use, Versatility, and Weight (climbing). Basically the Supernova just marginally outscored the ZG105. I know it's subjective and all that, but yeah, Supernovas are great skis, and I'm not the only one who thinks sio.
Cut off tail is quite weird in a way. Visually there is a lot less ski behind you, and it feels like a fair amount of ski in front. On snow, the ski feels super nimble, but it has the length in front to deal with weird snow and higher speeds. I think the design is super successful in combining stability with agility. It is the ski I'd take if conditions are variable, as it is easy to turn in all but the most contorted of positions. It is also interesting that the mount point is further back than on skis like the Superwolf and Havoc.
Overall, I am still stoked with this ski, and I have skied and owned plenty in this category (ZG108/105, Moment Commander Tour, Black Crows stuff)
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