New Asnes skis for the 2017-2018 season!
First, (your already heard the rumor here last winter), the Ingstad model will receive a major update. The wonderful guys who have been making skis for more than 90 years were able to reduce the weight by about 350 grams a pair. This new version will weight 2050g a pair for the 195cm, compared to 2400g for the previous version.
While being significantly lighter, it will now have rockered and tapered tips. According to Asnes, this will make the skis "Even easier to turn but also more stable when walking." Add to this some updated graphics, and a very nice colored "Signature" sintered base just like on the Skog and Nansen models. They will be available in 175,185,195 and 205cm. It seems like yet another must-buy ski to add to our shopping list isn't it?
Like if it wasn't enough, they will also introduce a third model of ski especially made for girls. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Tonje Blomseth*. A brand new model "Similar to the Ingstad but for girls." That's some pretty exciting news.
Well, the bad news is that we will have to wait. Both skis won't be available until the middle of October. But that gives us almost three months to raise some money...
* Tonje Blomseth is definitely not your average girl next door. At the age of 17 she decided to take on the elongated landscape of Norway by foot. Nearly 3000 km later she was certain: her heart was in the outdoors and her spirit of an adventurer’s. "I knew at a very early age that I would not thrive following the normal path of today’s society. At 18 I decided that I would pursue my dreams of becoming a full-time adventurer even though I had to start from scratch." The now 23-year-old from Trondheim, Norway quit school to do expeditions for a living, often accompanied by her four dogs. She has her home base in Karasjok where she lives with her four legged friends and her two legged man