Powder to the people.
Lib Technologies has utilized its free-spirited design principles to produce the Pow NAS reCurve Ski. Featuring a reCurve rocker for powder buoyancy and a unique serrated sidecut for knife-like precision and edge hold, the Pow NAS is a ski that expects more from you than pretty sets of figure-eights. After you pony up and huck that cliff line you've been eyeballing all year, Mother Nature will proudly look on because, after all, these boards are built with eco-friendly materials.
- Lib Tech's all-terrain reCURVE rocker is comprised of a dynamic early rise rocker in the tips and tails with a short camber underfoot for forgiving turn initiation and ample float
- Magne-Traction provides serrated steak-knife edge grip due to the unique serrated sidecut shape for incredible edge hold in icy conditions
- Sustainable aspen core with triaxial fiber is snappy, responsive, and a favorite of Mother Earth
- Built with Lib Tech's perfected sandwich construction for high-end performance and durability
- Bio-plastic top sheet is made of castor beans—with the power of the magical fruit on your side, anything is possible
- Soy-based elastomer sidewalls are durable, non-toxic, and sustainable
- 110mm underfoot for happy hunting in the powder fields
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I like it a lot
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
After about 10 days in all types of terrain, east and west, ice and pow, I have nothing to complain about. Ski is big but doesn't feel it. The "sweet spot" recommended mounting is 4.5cm behind center. Helps the ski feel shorter than it is, and add in the slight rocker and you have a very maneuverable big ski. I skied these in the east where I live on icy hardpack as well out west on a trip to Jackson and Silverton where we got dumped on. Skied well on the hardpack and carved hard, which is all we can do here so I was relieved. In the POW these are sick. I didn't find myself leaning back at all to compensate for the deep snow and basically made the same style turn I would on hardpack. Only difference was it was silent and flowy and amazing. The ski really seems solid although I did scratch up the topsheet and sidewall pretty good in a few spots. Our trip was pretty punishing for a new pair of skis so overall they did well. The bases held up well and I was surprised they weren't in worse shape. I am 5'11" and 195lbs, I bought the 191 and it's perfect. I was considering a slightly narrower ski, but this seems to be right on for a big mountain ski. The magne-traction wasn't as noticeable as I expected. They claim it "turns ice into powder", I would adjust that to say "it turns really hardpack into much softer feeling snow". They ski as good as anything else on real ice, but it sure isn't powder. I mounted these with Salomon Guardian 16 Touring bindings, makes a pretty good touring setup. No real negatives to report, hoping they are durable because I plan to put a lot of days on them. They get a lot of attention in the tram line with the graphics and crazy sidecut. Hope this helps, I could hardly find any reviews on these.
how many cm off the true center is the...
how many cm off the true center is the recommended line on the 181?
There isn't anything this ski doesn't do extremely well!
I am interested in buying the Pow NAS in...
I am interested in buying the Pow NAS in a 191 and using my ol' reliable Hammerheads.
- Whats the recommended Mounting Location for Telemark?
Turns Ice In To Pow
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Side Cut, Twin Tips, Rocker, and now Magna Traction. Put all of these technologies together and you get one ripping ski. Have skied these in every condition without regret. I have a few skis in the quiver, but these get pulled out almost everyday. The sidecut radius makes these nimble when they need to be, the camber adds stability. They carve when you want them too and slide when you don't. The ability of the magnatraction to slide on objects other than snow then grip when you need it is unmatched by traditional edge design. On other skis I need to worry about my edges being sharp enough too work on ice but not too sharp to keep me from hanging up on rails, boxes, wood, etc.. With the magnatraction I just go. It slides when needed and grips when needed.
I'm 6ft 150lbs 17 years old. I ski at...
I'm 6ft 150lbs 17 years old. I ski at Stevens pass. Should I go with the POW of FFF ?
Anything helps. (Also What size)
Depends on what type of skiing you're doing mainly. If you're charging hard and going to use them on all conditions, go with the POW. If you're going to spend a lot of time in the trees, and like a surfier/fun ride then go with the FFF. The taper in the tips and tails makes them really fun for slashing around, butters, etc. They're a tad softer than the POW I think too.
So if I want a playfull, but fast, good floating ski which should I pick?