One of the widest skis the Snow Magazine test team got to ride this winter and fortunately we had ideal powder snow conditions in the resort of Kuhtai to put these new skis through their paces. The re-branded Bash 116 includes a slightly stiffer nose and less rocker than their predecessor, but this just adds to the overall effect of fun you can have with this power of flower.
Despite the sheer volume of ski underneath your feet - their a true heavyweight in freeride terms but remains fairly light in construction - the Bash 116 floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee, in the words of the great boxer Ali, who was clearly thinking about these skis when he uttered those words.
Instantly, we forget about the size as they respond to the slightest command in the deep stuff to make short, sharp and snappy turns with ease. Usually, a 116mm width would be too much for zipping through a tight tree line, not these - they are playful and fun at both higher and lower speeds.
That access to the amount of power and finesse combined makes the Bash 116 one of the most versatile Big Mountain Freeride skis out there and one of our favourites for 2018. They're liked by both our larger and smaller members of our test team too and perform a sterling job on groomed slopes, if you feel the need to get home quickly after that epic day in the pow.
A lot of ski for your money at £525 (flat ski) that would suit expert freeride skiers looking to create fun and havoc wherever they travel on a powder day in the mountains.