- Wide sidecut in front and tight curvature in back for control no matter what the snow conditions
- Steel inserts underfoot for solid edging
- Paulownia wood with beech stringers keeps the ski light, strong, and earth-friendly
- Biaxial carbon reinforcement in lower layer and Quadrax in upper for torsional stiffness and lateral reinforcement
- SpeedSkinFix in the tip for sweet hold on the uphill and less skin-hassle during transitions
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Not a deep powder ski. It is a ski-mountaineering ski and a superb spring-summer-fall ski. Stiff compared to most wimpy AT skis. Holds an edge. Turns easily. Easily skied with a TLT5 Mountain or Zero boot or other lighter weight AT boots. Not meant for backcountry wannabees trying their AT stuff out on high speed groomers.
Like skiing on toothpicks
I ski mountaineer the 14ers of Colorado. These things sure are light. Wow they're great for the uphill, many snowclimbs I totally forgot they were on my back! Approaches are great while my buddies all moan and slowly lift their packs onto their back -- meanwhile here I am tossing these guys up in the air and strolling away.
The thing is, these are skis. For skiing. Something they're horrible for. I guess I don't understand the fascination with ultra-light gear -- you'll get used to carrying a heavier load, you'll never get used to skiing on toothpicks that get thrown around by anything but the lightest of fresh snow.
A friend took his "heavy" resort skis to Denali. I switched to "heavy" resort skis and ski mountaineer with them exclusively. The difference in hiking speed is slight -- the difference in skiing ability is remarkable.
Maybe the fatter dynafits bust stuff better, but I find that hard to believe.
So if you can't handle carrying 4 extra lbs on your next mountain and are willing to risk falling to your death because you couldn't avoid a small ice pebble, the Se7en Summit is the ski for you. Extra star because they do look cool.