StormyMonday wrote:I use 2 skis for xcd, my Outtabounds which I've had seemingly forever, and some NOS Alpina Cross Terrains, which I think is now the Discovery 102. The Alpinas at 102/64/87 and an alpine like camber are not k&g skis. They are waxless and climb like a goat and as the dimensions suggest are plenty turny. They are also stiffer than the Outtas. I ski my Outtas in 179 and my X Terrains in 170 (I'm 5'10" 170 lbs).
Thanks for the excellent and details regarding your Outtabounds and Alpina Cross Terrain/Discovery 102.
I have no actual skiing experience with the Alpina BC lineup- have handled and flexed them in the shop a few times- they really do have a traditional alpine single camber don't they?
It has been a decade since I took the Outtabounds on a multi-day trip- can barely remember anything about them other than liking the sidecut profile.
Why do you like your skis so short? Maneuverability?