Buda wrote:I'm thinking a lot about the Nansen vs the Ingstad these days. Hours of reading, translating from Norwegian, etc but 15 minutes with each is all I'd need ...
I'll use the skis in a variety of conditions but here I'm just considering resort skiing.
I've been skiing easy runs at resorts for years with 200cm long Madshus Glittertinds and it works for the most part but because the skis are so soft they become difficult when the groomed trails are too hard. Difficult but still doable and that's why I feel I just need a little more ski. Ingstad's are for sure easier to turn than the Nansen in the backcountry but I'm not convinced that they'd be easier on groomers by looking at the specs. The Ingstad has more sidecut but the Nansen has less rocker. Even though the turning radius is larger could the Nansen with it's longer effective edge provide more bite / control? Anyone tried both on groomed trails?
Between Bs, I'd suggest factoring camber into your ski comparison. Nansen is single camber. Ingstad is stiffer. I'd suggest the Nansen is a better ski for teleing on groomed resort trails. It's not soft or noodly as some have suggested, just soft (single) cambered. It's a perfect norpine ski.
I've skied the older 10th mtn ski on resorts as well. It's kind of like the Ingstad but wider underfoot. It's great but you don't really need thar wide a ski on groomed traiks.
Enjoy the snow!!!!