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Madshus Epoch Ski (Multi, 195) Reviews

lilcliffy

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 it to its two siblings: the Madshus Eon (Karhu XCD GT) and the Madshus Annum (Karhu XCD Guide). The Epoch sits in the middle, as far as width. My perspective is that the Epoch is a jack of all trades, but perhaps a master of none.   First of all, from my perspective, all of these skis are...
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