I wish they would put silk-screened pics of a nakkid Scarlett Johannsen on them...
Bet that would sell a bunch
Jeez, I'd buy a pair
I don't get icelantic skis. They were originally supposed to be AT skis, but their offerings seem to be very resort oriented.
Do they have a good bread and butter touring ski? Looking for something like 7-8lbs, 180cm, 100 under foot. Medium flex under foot, soft tip and tail maybe a bit of tip rocker.
I have a pair of 2010 Shamans set up as AT deep-powder boards. The are not as light as some, but they are so short and radical at the tip that they just surf the steep and deep, and then let me squirt through tight trees while others have to pick they way through.
Not only have I skied the Keepers, I own a pair.
I've done 4 days on them (not counting the time demoing in the spring). There was a slight revision to the rocker and that has made them sweeter (brought back/up a little).
They are ideal for me: I love rocker for powder float/surfability without tips catching, decently stiff with camber underfoot so you can plow through crud and carve on the hardpack. I've gone shorter with these as I enjoy the manueverability in the trees and after my broken leg last year, top speed is not my #1 consideration . Due to the 150-119-136 dimensions, there is plenty of surface area underfoot to work with, so I don't feel I've sacrificed by doing so. For me, they represent as close to a 1-ski quiver as possible. And they seriously kick butt in the spring slush at A-Basin!
I can't wait to try mine out. They should be here any day now. The local ski hill should be opening in the next week or so and I intend to try them out on the groomed ASAP. I am sure I'll get to try them in spring conditions soon as well since we always seem to get one early season warm up. It might be a while before I get to try them in powder though.
Those sound like pretty cool skis. I'll be anxious to hear what you think if them. My Keepers are suppose to be here on the 7th. I will be sure to post up my first impressions of how they ski on the groomed next week.