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Icelantic Nomad or Nomad SFT?

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I am on the fence and looking for some advise. I am 160 lbs and 5'10". I ski 168cm Shamans today for lift serve and west powder and stomp around in the back country on 173cm Karhu Jaks. I am a tele skier. I love to ski trees and and where others have not been but my home is in VT, not pow country. I am hard on my equipment and do like to bomb the mountain. Would the SFT version of the Nomad begin to flail if pushed on hard pack or will they hold up fairly well? I would be willing to trade a little stiffness if it adds to the tree skiing and powder experience.

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SFT's rock..  The Steamboat pro-icelatic team rider kevin tele's on the SFT. It's a very fun ski, not a noodle. I actually like it better on groomed!

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Originally Posted by jfalabella View Post

I am on the fence and looking for some advise. I am 160 lbs and 5'10". I ski 168cm Shamans today for lift serve and west powder and stomp around in the back country on 173cm Karhu Jaks. I am a tele skier. I love to ski trees and and where others have not been but my home is in VT, not pow country. I am hard on my equipment and do like to bomb the mountain. Would the SFT version of the Nomad begin to flail if pushed on hard pack or will they hold up fairly well? I would be willing to trade a little stiffness if it adds to the tree skiing and powder experience.

Shammies on a tele setup. Nice. Was thinking of converting over my 173's for the wife (the dirty tele hippie that she is).
 

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Yeah I think some people get a bit scared by the SFT name.  It's still not a soft or noodly ski by any means.

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softer than the regular which by all standards is a pretty stiff board.  I see you have some killer deals on them right now! 

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I haven't skied both, but have flexed both, and I think the weight savings with the SFT is well worth the slightly softer flex. 

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