New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers

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Re: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers

Post by trees » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:36 am

Yep. Agree.

I was out of the game for about 4 years starting when my daughter was born - it happens! Then 3 seasons ago I started getting back in the game, and I had sold my world piste/g3 targa setup. I got suckered into the "1 quiver ski" idea and picked up some used soul7's after demo-ing them on a storm powder day at whistler - where they shone!

But every time I ski them at the resort, which has mostly been hard pack or old snow, they just chitter and chatter all the way down the hill. And compared to the other setup I picked up afterwards (volk amaruq - high 80's waist and nice sidecut - no rocker) - they are unturnable!

I agree - "all mountain / 1 quiver" ski smells now like marketing hype to me. The soul7's are *great* for powder days - and annoying at best on the other 90% of days i ski.

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