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When you have a love for something as deep and ardent as yours for pristine pow, the right ski for optimal lovin' is imperative. The hike-ready Volkl Nanuq Ski is lightweight enough for marathon laps but has a mid-fat waist for float and stability. A tip rocker makes turn-entry a breeze and prevents tip dive in deep snow. The Nanuq has a wide-radius sidecut for letting loose when you get to a beautiful wide-open bowl and really want to go nuts. Perhaps the most versatile of the Volkl backcountry skis, it's still quick edge-to-edge thanks to its traditional camber and stiff torsion box. Plus, the proprietary Skin Pin attachment system let you get snap the pre-cut matching skin off in a hurry so you get your pick of lines.

  • Tip rocker profile with traditional camber
  • Power construction and internal torsion box
  • Multi-layer poplar and beech wood Core Light
  • Skin Pin attachment system

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Do these babies ski true to length or a little shorter given the tip rocker? I wish they had a size between 170 and 177 to make up my mind for me...
Thanks- Erek

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I found that because of the weight on the ski, and the cut they ski decently short. I'm usually a 173 kinda guy - but i got these in a 177 and they ski awesome!!

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I'm 5'5" and 125lbs. east coast skier. Love woods, bumps and pow. My inbounds powder ski is the Rossignol S3 169cm. This seems like it would be an amazing touring ski for me, but not sure whether I should go with the 163cm or the 170cm. I do enjoy my maneuverability in the woods, so thinking shorter might be better, but since they are so light, perhaps the 170 will be better in deep pow (which is why I go touring) Any thoughts?

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Hi, I am wondering what is a better option for ski touring. I am 190cm 90kg quite profficient skier and I am planning to use the skis 50/50 on touring and downhill skiing. What is in your oppinion a better option here? Lighter and softer Nanuq or stronger and heavier Mantra? Is it worth to put extra weight uphill for better downhill performance? Thanks

What is the weight?

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WEIGHT PER SKI 1490 g @ 170 cm

That's 3.2 lbs per ski for those un-metric folk.

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What is the skin attachment like for the tail? Looks different than the Nunataq's which have the notch. Would BD STS skins be secure?

I want this ski in a 167 :p. Since that doesn't exist, should I go for the 163 or the 170? I'm 5'6", 140 lbs., female, upgrading from a much skinnier ski in a 158 and wanting something that will do better in powder. I'm a decent skier but hoping to get better, and more into moderately steep slopes and some tree skiing than anything ridiculously aggressive. Any thoughts? I don't want to end up with the 170s and realize I can't steer them, but I also don't want to "outgrow" another pair of skis like I did my last ones. Thanks in advance!

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I'd go with the 170! I'm about the same size and I have a 170 Kiku as my every day ski. Any shorter than that starts to feel a little squirrely at higher speeds or in deeper snow. This ski is really lightweight so you shouldn't have a problem maneuvering it.
If you want more of a powder ski I would check out the Nunataq! It's actually the tour version of the Kiku... Full rocker so you would definitely have no problem moving that around - plus it will float better in deeper snow.
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Hit me up if you have any other questions!

5 5

nice lightweight long distance ski

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This ski is perfect for getting distance in ski mountaineering and ski touring... it is still good on the descent, but for me it excels in the lightweight design that allow me to get a ton of distance in a day, and still have fresh legs to get some of the goods I am going after... not the fattest ski, but good float, skis the hard pack well, I really enjoy this ski in corn conditions!

Does this ski come with a pair of skins?

Does this ski come with a pair of skins?

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These do not come with skins, however Volkl does make a skin cut specifically for these skins that we do not carry.

Is this ski suitable for telemark?...

Is this ski suitable for telemark? Since it has a wooden core..

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Of course, it will work fine mounted tele