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Gear Review

3 5

Good for hardpack and groomed

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

After my thrid day on these skis I have come to the conclusion that they are just not for me. They have some good qualities such as being lightweight and good at holding an edge on hardpack or ice but they're just not that fun to ski. In chopped up soft snow they just get lost and tangled up whereas a wider ski would just mash right over that type of surface and rip. They just make too much contact with the snow and I feel like they're always on the ground with their tips down and not quick to pop around at all. Plus their lack of side cut makes them hard to make quick turns. It's interesting to me that this is considered a backcountry ski because I thought the whole point of going out into the backcountry was to find untracked powder which is not what these would be good for. So, I think they'd make a good groomer ski but they just don't jive with the way I like to ski or the type of terrain and snow I like to ski.