Sizable and versatile, you can't let this one get away.
The fat Icelantic Keeper Ski keeps its girth in check with traditional camber and a versatile mid-radius sidecut for hard-charging in all kinds of conditions. Wide dimensions and rocker in the tip and tail gives you tons of float in the deepest pow, while camber underfoot gives you rebound and carving power. Sidewall construction, fiberglass laminate, and a carbonium topsheet cease the chatter, so the ride is smooth and stable when you're bombing downhill. Just one date on a bluebird powder day and then you'll know: this one is a keeper.
- Rocker camber profile
- Durasurf 2001 P-Tex sidewall construction
- Poplar wood core
- Carbonium topsheet
- Matte fiberglass mounting plate
- 2.2 steel edge
- Durasurf 4001 sintered P-Tex base
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It's a Keeper
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Skiing last years ski in a 189 (probably measured short, this years is a 191). I'm 6'2' 185. Managing the girth takes time but once you find the center point over the tips this ski smears through the tail while not wanting to wash out easily. I can surf in pow and push through the tail as hard as I practically can and it just pops back. The shark nose keeps from catching while the tip rocker floats enough and doesn't flop around like others I've seen. Torsionally stiff, this ski will accelerate into the next turn when pushed hard, but when it comes to groomers the edge wants to bite and push the ski straight. Hard to smear on groomers but I think this makes for a more responsive stable ski in crud, hardpack pow, and windblown buffed out snow. I believe this is partly due to the quality of the steel edges and stiff sidewall Icelantic uses. Rails trenches, skims over rocks and tree branches and barely shows any marks or gouges. The top sheet flakes off kind of easy but it really just adds to the character. And the brand, you could be on an Icelantic now, dreaming of pow...