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Cheap lightweight touring ski

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Can anyone recommend a cheap, lightweight touring ski?
post #2 of 11

Used skis tend to be cheap.

post #3 of 11
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I wouldn't mind used.. Just wondering if anyone can recommend some models to look out for. There only for uphill touring comps so will have skins on 90% of the time.
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Not sure what cheap means to you, or how experienced you are. But assuming these are starter skis, then lots of cheap choices like this: http://www.rei.com/product/858935/black-diamond-stigma-telemark-randonee-skis-20122013-closeout/?cm_mmc=cse_PLA-_-pla-_-8589350002&mr:trackingCode=E0D632EE-A615-E311-A755-BC305BF82162&mr:referralID=NA&mr:device=c&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=52673752240&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=61471667080&msid=2qp9s3L1_dc%7Cpcrid%7C52673752240%7C#specsTab Or: http://www.backcountry.com/ski-trab-freerando-light-ski?ti=UExQIENhdDpBbHBpbmUgVG91cmluZyBTa2lzOjE6MzM6YmNzQ2F0NTExMDAwNDQ&skid=SKR0014-ONECOL-S178CM

 

Otherwise, just Google La Sportiva, Trab, or Dynafit skis, plenty out there for $250-$399 new, Benjamin used on fleabay. 

 

You might also check out Wildsnow for strong reviews of touring gear, or take a deep breath and ask over on TGR. 

post #5 of 11

I got my daughter skis to tour on from the StartHaus blem sale, not specifically for touring, but plenty light.  Nordica Nemesis (last year's sale, $299, new skis).  

post #6 of 11

Sib, he/she says for uphill touring comp, skins 90% of the time. And notice where the location is. A Nemesis ain't in that ballpark. Not just about weight, but basic design goals.  I don't think most people here have ever even seen, let alone done, uphill touring competition. Which is why IMHO he's at the wrong website.

post #7 of 11

Missed the competition thing.  

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 IMHO he's at the wrong website.

 

I'm still waiting for @Jonathan Shefftz to chime in.

post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Theskishuttle View Post

I wouldn't mind used.. Just wondering if anyone can recommend some models to look out for. There only for uphill touring comps so will have skins on 90% of the time.

 

Lots of used models available now that the latest have tip rocker:

http://www.skintrack.com/skis-comparison/

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your reply guys.
Until last season I never really understood the point of touring without the end goal been fresh powder! But it is quite enjoyable, and great exercise. Dynafit sponsor a race here every Wednesday evening through the forests in the dark.

http://www.courchnet.com/events/calendar/dynafit-ski-touring.html

I did it with my whitedot preacher and salomon guardian setup a few times last year but the extra weight left me well off the mark. I want to try something a lot lighter this coming season and give the French locals a run for there money!

Mark
post #11 of 11

Maybe look up what gear the winners are using?  We have a mountaineering race here every year.  Last year's winner's blog:  http://coastmountainskiing.com/race-whitefish-whiteout/

 

Ski comparison here:  http://www.skintrack.com/skis-comparison/

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