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Icelantic Nomads???

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Anyone try these? THey look very interesting and I was thinking this could be an awesome Steamboat fun ski. Anyone sell them around here?
post #2 of 27
To point #2. If he's not sold out, IIRC ptex1 is selling a bunch of Icelantics off. Like wholesale cheap.

To point #1. You'll find reviews & discussion of the Nomads here and at TGR. They are stiff, carvy, fun. Well made. Very nimble. But remember that stiff part. Definitely part of the personality. Search for more...
post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
stiff as in too stiff? I read TGR and such, no clear consensus. I think you had some posts there. I did PM ptex, thanks.
post #4 of 27
I'd also like to know more about the the Nomads. Are they too stiff for moguls and such???
post #5 of 27
I am a huge fan of the Nomads. Spindrift summed them up very well. For me, I enjoy the stiffness of these (even throughout) and they are easy to pivot turn or put on edge. I wouldn't say overstiff. They can float and bust crud and allow me to take any line I wish.
Finn, I think these would be perfect to Steamboat. I ski mine at Vail all the time and they rock there! I have a pair of 156s and going to move into a longer length for next season.
Bill, I use them in the moguls, but note I have work to do on my technique. I like them there because I can turn them quickly.
post #6 of 27
I've got the Nomad in a 168 and they are very easy to turn. I'm 5'9" tall and weigh around 170#. Yes, they are a little stiff but they have so much sidecut that all they want to do is turn...Long, short, or medium turns...it doesn't matter. Pretty good in bumps because of the short length.

I haven't had them out in the conditions they were designed for yet(deep snow and chopped up crud) but I'd imagine they will handle it fine.
post #7 of 27
Thanks for the feedback guys. They sound like just the ski I'm looking for. Their versatility has me drooling.:

What kind of bindings are you guys using?
post #8 of 27
Finndog, two things:
One - What are you? A Gear Ho?

Two - I believe Whiteroom has the Icelantics! He's gonna be at Bumpphest if you want to go play in the snow wit da boyz and check 'em out!
post #9 of 27
I had mine in Utah last week with 18" of freshies and they rocked. I don't find the stiffness to be a problem but I have iRaces and Supershapes as my other skis. My recommendation is to buy them but at the 168cm length.
post #10 of 27
Thread Starter 
I was going to go with with the Shamans in a 173, I am a bit concerned about the 160 tip the Nomads are 105 any thoughts. Any comments +/-? Also, I am going to mount with a RF after chatting with Max. I called Icelantic and spoke to Travis, he thought the RF would be a good choice. He has dukes and the lift is not an issue.

Trish, yes I AM!
post #11 of 27
I have the RF with the LD12's from Level Nine Sports. This give you the ability to move the binding for and aft. I found the 168 Nomads had plenty of float last week in Alta with the 18" and it was hip deep in places. Nomads are fine for one or two trips out west a year. and they can be used in trees here. Don't use on ice though. First hand experience. No hold what so ever.
post #12 of 27
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I am going to stick with the Shamans. A little more powder oriented, a bit softer tail and more sidecut for railing on soft groomers when the occasion arises. Tim (ptex1) said if I don't like them, he'll take them back. He's that positive I'll like them. Can't argue with that kind of offier.
post #13 of 27
I have the Railflex 12 on my 156s, they work just fine and never had any problems with the "extra" lift. I did the adjustment to move the binding back and they float great in powder.
But what will work even better is the 168s on the way courtesy of Tim. I just bought his lightly used demo with Railflexes so life is good
I demoed the 168 for a day a couple of weeks ago. It offered all the maneuverability and other benefits of the 156 but with more speed/stability. I found it performed better on icy parts of the mountain - the key is to be more on edge.

Finn, don't worry about the Shaman dimensions, you'll like them. I preferred the stiffness of the Nomads but for powder/railing on groomers, you'll have a blast!
post #14 of 27
Thread Starter 
Cool, are yo selling your 156's? My friend may want them. PM me if so. Did you mount the RF's on Center?
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

Two - I believe Whiteroom has the Icelantics! He's gonna be at Bumpphest if you want to go play in the snow wit da boyz and check 'em out!
I bought my Nomads from Whiteroom. He knows his schitt and is a nice guy as well.

Also, I opted for the Mojo 15 binding with no plate. Great underfoot feel.
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Finndog, two things:
One - What are you? A Gear Ho?

Two - I believe Whiteroom has the Icelantics! He's gonna be at Bumpphest if you want to go play in the snow wit da boyz and check 'em out!

Trish, 1- Yes, See, I changed my signature

2- I ddn't know he had them and I guess he sells them. Sorry dude! Bumps, especially hard bumps are not in the cards this season.....Its a groin thing, ya' know????
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by mohrgan View Post
I bought my Nomads from Whiteroom. He knows his schitt and is a nice guy as well.

Also, I opted for the Mojo 15 binding with no plate. Great underfoot feel.
cool, I am assuming you went with BC as well?
post #18 of 27
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cool, I am assuming you went with BC as well?
Yes.
post #19 of 27
how do the nomads and the shamans compare? which are better for what? if that makes sense.
post #20 of 27
I've just got my 08/09 Icelantic demo's in & they look great, plus longer lengths too:

Scout: same 143cm length
Pilgrim: same 151cm & 169cm lengths plus a new 179cm
Nomad: same 156cm & 168cm lengths plus a new 181cm
Shaman: same 161cm & 173cm lengths plus new 184cm

Plus a new symetrical park ski called the Da'Nollie in 161cm, 171cm & 181cm.

And all the Icelantic's have just received rave reviews at the european industry ski test in Austria last week.
 
I've got a pic of the full 08/09 line up with the new graphics but it's over 3mb & for some reason won't reduce.
post #21 of 27
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post #22 of 27
I just got the 168 nomads a couple weeks ago after demo'ing at loveland.  saw the 2010/11 line showcased at SIA, really cool graphics with a music theme; then i skiied them both days after the show.  there wasn't a ton of snow at loveland but still loved the skis so i bought the '09s

Skiied them in the powder at heavenly and kirkwood last weekend and they were just awesome, i was in the trees all day and had total control and they floated really well

Then skiied them this weekend in north lake (sugar bowl and alpine and mt. rose).  in the corn snow, they are great, they can float even if the snow gets really soft.  in winter conditions where its shady all day, great as well - you can definitely carve with them.  BUT when its icy, like if the sun melts and then it freezes in the shade late in the day, they do not hold the edge very well.  i went back to my traditional east coast skis (rossi bandits) to avoid those issues.  they just slide/chatter too easily in those conditions

so, if there's snow on the hill, i love them.  if there's icy-ness, can't be too aggressive on these boards
post #23 of 27
Adam, I'm sooooo stoked for you.  
Can't wait to see what you can do with your new boards and your new skillz when we meet again!

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Originally Posted by adamfarren View Post

I just got the 168 nomads a couple weeks ago after demo'ing at loveland.  saw the 2010/11 line showcased at SIA, really cool graphics with a music theme; then i skiied them both days after the show.  there wasn't a ton of snow at loveland but still loved the skis so i bought the '09s

Skiied them in the powder at heavenly and kirkwood last weekend and they were just awesome, i was in the trees all day and had total control and they floated really well

Then skiied them this weekend in north lake (sugar bowl and alpine and mt. rose).  in the corn snow, they are great, they can float even if the snow gets really soft.  in winter conditions where its shady all day, great as well - you can definitely carve with them.  BUT when its icy, like if the sun melts and then it freezes in the shade late in the day, they do not hold the edge very well.  i went back to my traditional east coast skis (rossi bandits) to avoid those issues.  they just slide/chatter too easily in those conditions

so, if there's snow on the hill, i love them.  if there's icy-ness, can't be too aggressive on these boards
post #24 of 27
 Icelantic offers some great skis with fantastic graphics. I am sure you will enjoy them. I assume you got the regulars and not the Softs? 
post #25 of 27
 Yeh regulars not Softs - regulars are just fine in the powder but also, better in variable conditions i think...
post #26 of 27
I've have a set of the 181 SFt's-and haven't had the chance to really put them to their intended use (Utah in Two weeks!)-but in anything soft they hold a decent edge.  They feel pretty quick and stable in East coast trees.  On firm eastern surfaces they are not fun at all.

For the limited use they've received I've enjoyed them a lot so far!  But I need at least one 12 inch day (or day after) before I can give them a real review..
post #27 of 27
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its a preference thing for sure, I prefer the SFT's. I ski the 181. It doesn't give up anything over the regular; it is a little easier in bumped up terrrain and the tip floats a little better in deeper pow. I have skied these in just about any possible condition this year up to over 2'.  They aren't a hard pack ski but will rip softer groomers.
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