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Touring/Backcountry Skis

Madshus Epoch Ski (Multi, 195)

versatile off-trail xcountry ski

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Pros: versatile performance; value; durability; not really a true telemark ski

Cons: not really a true telemark ski (if you are primarily looking for a downhill-oriented ski); jack of all trades- master of none?

This ski is identical to the Karhu XCD 10th Mountain (99-68-84mm). This ski is marketed as a hybrid between a telemark and a xcountry ski (i.e. "XCD").  This ski is commonly used as a light telemark-touring ski with 75mm telemark bindings.  However; I would also highly recommend them as classic off-trail xcountry skis.   Perhaps the best way to review this ski is by comparing...
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versatile and efficient off-trail xcountry ski
versatile and efficient off-trail xcountry ski

Madshus EON Ski (Multi, 205)

Pros: performance; efficient in dense snow; value; durability; not really a telemark ski

Cons: lacks flotation in deep, soft powder; not really a telemark ski (if that is what wou are looking for)

ultimate off-trail xcountry ski: deep snow/powder
ultimate off-trail xcountry ski: deep snow/powder

Madshus Annum Ski

Pros: performance; value; not really a true telemark ski (if you are primarily looking for a xcountry touring ski)

Cons: not really a true telemark ski (if you are primarily looking for a downhill-oriented ski)

More than just a light touring ski
More than just a light touring ski

2014 Kastle TX 107 Ski

Pros: Versatility, Light weight, stable, good edge hold

Cons: Not quite the charger the BMX108 is

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2010 Nordica Zero Ski

2010 Nordica Zero Ski

Achieve Zen-like balance, bird-like flotation, and porn star curve when you ski the Nordica Zero Ski. This new school true twin punishes the backcountry and park like a couple of misbehaved children. Equally-weighted tip and tail make spinning and riding switch a cake walk, while ample underfoot and sexy curve help you carve a capital 'P' in the powder without getting sucked under.

2010 Rossignol BC 90 Positrack Ski

2010 Rossignol BC 90 Positrack Ski

If you like to head out into the woods and make your own trails, you've found your ski. Rossignol made the BC 90 Positrack Ski for skiers who venture into the wilderness and seek out a few turns on the steeps. The BC 90's wide geometry and stable underfoot construction take you deep into the untracked reaches. With Rossignol's waxless Positrack base, this ski opens the...

2013 Atomic Aspect BC Ski

2013 Atomic Aspect BC Ski

The new Atomic Aspect is the well-rounded touring performer for up and downhill in the backcountry. Its moderate 85 mm waist width, combined with the lightweight wood core, makes this ski especially versatile: it is a combination which makes the Aspect easy to maneuver both up and downhill and helps the skier to save energy. New for 2012/13 is the Ti Mega Grip – a robust,...

2013 Atomic Atlas BC Ski

2013 Atomic Atlas BC Ski

The Atomic Atlas is the ultra-wide backcountry ski for memorable rides in the deepest powder snow. Daron Rahlves loves this ski: its huge 125 mm waist width and big Powder Rocker in the tip enable the Atlas to float across powder snow, while the lightweight wood core absorbs vibrations and allows the skier to save energy. This performance ski has been further improved for 2012/13: the...

2013 Atomic Charter BC Ski

2013 Atomic Charter BC Ski

The Atomic Charter is a versatile backcountry ski which really comes into its own on the downhill. With a generous 100 mm waist width and a huge Powder Rocker in the tip, it glides effortlessly through powder snow, while the Step Down Sidewall ensures reliable edge grip on hard terrain at all times. New for 2012/13 is the Ti Mega Grip – a robust, ultra-lightweight titanium insert below...

2013 Atomic Descender BC Ski

2013 Atomic Descender BC Ski

The Atomic Descender is the lightweight touring ski which really comes into its own on the ascent. Which is thanks to its Timber Lite core: the combination of wood and ultra-light Densolite makes any ascent a breeze. A warp-resistant tip, 74 mm waist width and All Mountain Rocker ensure total control at all times even on hardpack as well as reliable performance on the downhill. On hard terrain...

2013 Atomic Drifter BC Ski

2013 Atomic Drifter BC Ski

The Atomic Drifter is an especially lightweight, agile backcountry touring ski. The innovative Lite wood core enables the skier to climb even more efficiently by keeping weight to an absolute minimum. With a generous 95 mm waist width and All Mountain Rocker in the tip, the Drifter is also a real downhill performer: it is ultra-agile and glides effortlessly through powder. New for 2012/13 is...

2013 Atomic Free Dream BC Ski

2013 Atomic Free Dream BC Ski

The Atomic Free Dream: its low weight combined with moderate waist width make this the ideal touring ski for any terrain. The Free Dream owes its versatility to a combination of durable Tour Cap and lightweight Timber Lite core. The Tour Cap construction provides high stability, while the innovative core of wood and ultra-lightweight Densolite minimizes the weight of the ski and makes...

2013 Atomic Ultimate BC Ski

2013 Atomic Ultimate BC Ski

The new Atomic Ultimate is the ultimate ski mountaineering powerhouse. Ski Mountaineering World Champion Kilian Jornet tailored this ski to his personal preferences – and took it to the overall World Cup victory. The innovative Lite wood core of the Ultimate makes it especially lightweight: at just 700 g per ski, it is one of the lightest there is. A carbon insert also maximizes...

2013 Elan Himalaya

2013 Elan Himalaya

Designed with the back country in mind, featuring early rise rocker, Bridge Technology, Monoblock, Laminated Woodcore, Dual Radius, Fibreglass.

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