fisheater wrote:Ingstad, I am skiing the FT 62 mounted with a Voile 3-pin cable mounted flat on the ski. I live in Michigan, I ski on glacially deposited hills. My "good" verticals could be around 200 vertical feet. I will take the FT 62's on the trails to ski the open hillsides. Otherwise I ski the trails, with the double camber surplus skis. There is a lot of up and down on the trails and they are fun on both skis in the winter and mountain bikes in the summer.
If I catch the right conditions, there can be good dune skiing on the Lake Michigan shore.
I also ski the FT 62 at the lift served ski hill, which has 500 feet of vertical, but much of the terrain would be in the 30 degree slope category. At the ski hill is where I use the cables. I keep the cables in my camelback if I am trail skiing, and trying to grab some turns on the open hillsides. I really like the FT 62 as a touring to find turns ski, I also enjoy it as a skiing in leather boots at the local ski hill ski.
There is a review forum on this site. There is a review started on the new Ingstad, and a little more on the older model. We would enjoy reading your impression of that ski. Also any of your skiing photos would be most welcome on the Pictures Thread
Great to hear your impression of the FT 62! If I find the T4 boots usable as downhill boots, I have to argue with myself to get a pair too. The more I hear the positive review of theese skis, the more I dream about trying them, especially the FT68s. With hardwire or switchback binding maybe. And.. Pictures will come!