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Ah, you seek adventure, my son? Indeed, the lure of excitement has seduced many, though few who undertake such quests return. 'Tis a frozen wasteland into which you venture, full of deep pow, steep lines, and big drops. I see you carry a weapon: the Icelantic Seeker Ski. It looks to be a fine blade. Will it be enough to see your safe return?

Indeed it will, sir. The Seeker is equipped with everything I need to excel in this forbidden big-mountain zone—an early-rise tip ensures that I shall easily slay all soft and variable snow, while the flat tail, wide platform, and traditional camber underfoot allow me to stomp enormous cliffs and outrace all vile beasts who dare pursue me. Indeed, the Seeker loves speed above all else. It is quite stiff and has only a small amount of sidecut, truly coming to life when allowed to run and make large-radius turns, and a sintered Durasurf 4001 base allows speeds that even a villainous dragon cannot match. For such a formidable weapon, it is durable and light, courtesy of sandwich construction and a core made from the finest poplar wood. And as you can see, the artwork is worthy of a truly legendary big-mountain blade. It is on the Seeker that I shall seek, and win, my powder fortune.

  • Early rise tip, flat tail
  • Sidewall construction
  • Durasurf 2001 p-tex sidewall
  • Poplar wood core
  • 2.2mm steel edge
  • Durasurf 4001 sintered p-tex base
  • 112mm underfoot
  • Traditional sidecut
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traditionally un-traditional

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

I want to start off by saying in my opinion these are not the best skis you can buy, buuuuuuutttt they are so much fun it does not matter.

These skis are really good at going fast and making big wide turns with no limits. The big upturn in the tip and pointed shape is fun to point at where you want to go and monster truck over it. The serious amount of camber underfoot makes those turns feel locked in. I found myself skiing more like a downhill racer then a carefully shaped modern touring ski. The poplar wood core is notoriously responsive and you can feel it push back at you through your turns, which is really cool if you’re into that kind of thing.
The only downside that I can foresee is that these are long skis with limited sidecut and not much rocker. During really snowy days or in very tight conditions they may feel too large or too traditional, epically if you like more modern ski shapes.
Rarely do i stand on a pair of skis and think "i have arrived" but these crazy monsters made me feel like a million bucks. Yes the top sheet is a little strange and these are more of a touring/part of a larger quiver collection, but if you have room in your garage and are looking for a lively, fast, and unique feeling in a touring specific ski this is a really good option.
If your looking for touring skis and want to compare shapes I recommend the classic K2 Coomback or the more modern 4frnt Raven.

I have these boards unmounted and want to set them up as an AT rig. I am not sure what bindings I should be looking at. I intend to take them up big peaks in Colorado and Wyoming. I play hard and seek out big rocks to drop off, so something that can take a beating is a must. However, weight is also a concern, since 14ers are in the question. What are a few options that might fit this bill? I am not a big guy, 5'8", 150lb, I tend to keep my dins around 8-10, so a high tension binding isn't necessary.


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The real trouble here is durability. With an all around AT setup you have to decide what works best for you. I have Salomon Guardian 16's on mine and am about 10 lbs lighter than you. These work great and I know they will last skiing fast and dropping big cliffs. Though I only run a 12 or 13 din its good to not max the bindings out like on my Marker Baron that is on my Keepers. The baron after 3 years shows no stress cracks and is a slightly lighter weight alternative to the Guardian. The Marker tour has some durability issues when it comes to hitting bigger cliffs, but is two lbs lighter than the Guardian.

Aside from frame AT bindings Dynafit TLT Radical FT's are on my Vanguards. These are super light and great to tour on. They can take bigger hits, but I've had some release issues from ski flex. The seeker is a stiffer ski and would make this less of an issue. Conversely the Seekers stiffness profile combined with tech binding will make skiing firm snow much more teeth chattering. If you don't mind throwing your weight around the TLT Radical FT could be a great option to save some weight.

If you are hitting anything over 40ft I'd go Guardian.

Thanks Ryan,

This was very helpful. I opted for Tour F12s (seemingly against your advice) to save weight on the touring side. The biggest things I hit this last season were in the 20-25 ft range, so I think I have a few years yet till I will really need something as burly as the Guardians/Barons, based on your review and from talking to the guys up at Powder7. Next season I will be bidding for a few ski descents for sure.

I must say, I am impressed with your quiver of Icelantic boads. I am a big fan so far.



What are the recommended bindings to go with this ski?

Definitely the FKS or Pivots if you are a resort skier. Personally a huge fan of the 18 due to the all metal construction. They last forever.

I have a set of Salomon Guardians on mine and couldn't be happier. Turns these into a burly do everything touring setup.