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mne3697271 wrote a review of on January 2, 2012

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I'm 6'2 230lbs and an aggressive skier, I bought the 180's with voile switchback bindings and this may be the only ski I'll ever ski anymore. It does not have the double camber like my old karhu guides do so the waxless pattern really GRIPS, it climbs awesome even without skins. It skis great on the down although noticeably slower with the waxless bottom. I haven't skied anything but powder so far but they seem as though they will be adequate on hardpack. A great ski to grab if you're heading to the backcountry, the best thing since sliced bread really.

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mne3697271 wrote an answer about on March 27, 2011

Feedback: I am 6'2" 230lbs, and ski a 183 yellow voile carbon surf with targas and bd seeker boots, I also ski a set of 185 guides with litedogz and rossignol bcx11 boots or my seekers, I just switched from the litedogz to switchbacks.
I would not recomend litedogs, on both my wifes and mine the plastic base has broken in several locations with only 20 or so outings, while warranted I will be selling mine, I love the switchbacks so far, matched with my seeker boots the guides are a blast in a variety of conditions, and the free pivot and fish scales makes long backcountry approaches or tours with rolling terrain and fun downhills a blast, especially in the spring, I keep skins for when it gets really steep;. matched with the rossignol bcx11's I leave the binder in downhill mode which still gives me plenty of forward pivot with those soft boots but enough lateral control to put the wide guides on edge, a nice combo for a long tour with lots of gear and breaking trail but not much down. Ideally I would keep the guides and switchbacks and get a very light plastic boot(way lighter than the seekers),
Everyone writes about the edge issues with these skis, and I have experienced it with those litedogz and leather boots, but with plastic boots I have never had a problem putting them on edge, even in the iciest of conditions,
I am really glad I put the switchacks on my guides, a versatile setup that works with numerous boots

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