JonathanSWwrote a review of Icelantic Shaman Ski on November 28, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is the golden age of ski construction, and there are lots of contenders -- with innovation in sidecut, camber and materials -- but for me, Icelantic has won. I've skied through 3 pairs of these over the last 7 seasons. The crazy wide tip floats nicely, and the significant width underfoot keeps the setup buoyant. On the groomers, the massive sidecut (50mm from tip to waist) makes this thing behave like a specialty carving ski. (It is fairly torsionally rigid despite the width.) Very playful in a variety of conditions.
The downside is in the very steep-- if you are skis across the fall line, you may only have two points of contact -- tip and tail -- because there is soooo much sidecut.