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- Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:25 am
- Location: New Hampshire
- Ski style: Bumps, trees, steeps and long woodsy XC tours
- Favorite Skis: DH: Voile V6, Altai KOMs, XCD: Asnes FT62, XC: Nansen, E99, Bonna 1800
- Favorite boots: T2Eco, T4, Rossignol BCX10
- Occupation: Retro Rager-grouch. Flailmeister. E99 Nerd
One post above you:TheSweed wrote: ↑Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:02 pmHi, nice review!
I have my Fischer Excursion 88 189cm now with Riva 3 use my Svartisen 75mm(like to practice telemark)
But would like better flow if we got little more and deep snow this winter:)
Looked first at Åsnes Raab but mybe the Nosi 76 or the Stortind 86 would work better(181cm and 94kg)???
Are they any diffrent crosscountry camber and so on?
Are they us the same kind of skin? Little skeptical about the skin.... Like fishscale.
Skins... you only use it when you want to use it, you take it off when you don't...
- Nitram Tocrut
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- Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:50 pm
- Location: Quebec, Canada
- Ski style: "Doorstep" backcountry skiing and groomed trails
- Favorite Skis: Asnes Ingstad and FT62, Fischer Europa 99 and Madschus TL-70
- Favorite boots: Alpina Alaska 75 mm
- Occupation: Organic vegetable grower and many other things!
I can’t comment directly about the Nosi, but I have skied the Rabb and i assume the camber is somewhat similar. I do use kick wax with them but I think the best option is to use the short skins whenever you have to tour with them. I don’t find them particularly interesting to ski any distance on the flat or rolling terrain to get to a DH playground where those skis shines. I cant tell for the Nosi but I assume it is quite similar but the Nosi is maybe slightly better as their are skimo like skis... it that is omg an assumption. For covering some distances to get to the DH playground my choice is the FT62
"Hei hei. Thanks for your email.This Nosi ski is not produced this season, so maybe not so easy to get hold of this ski."
I think I will stay with my Ingstads this season although the GAS is strong with me. I am rationalizing not buying new Asens this year, with hope for Rotefella New Backcountry system coming next season I hope covid will not postpone its development.
So at least they have not totally dropped the plan of Nosi 76..
I honestly never did like the scales on the S112. Nice to have when your skins fail but when that happens, the scales arent that grippy anyway. I keep skins on for most of the late spring and summer when I use the S112.
I haven't even skiied the S112s since September. Cecilie has been my favorite this winter. The FT62 was great earlier in the season when the snow wasn't so deep. We now have icy wind crust with bottomless powder beneath...I wonder how the Nosi would do in those conditions. I am unable to ski those conditions on moderate slopes with any of my skis.
I hope Nosi returns next season. Looks like a ski I could use 50% of the time if it is similar to or better than the S112. I would give up some turning ability for more kick and glide.
Would also like to feel how different it is to the FT62.
I have not tried the FT62 yet in late spring and summer corn, mash, and crust. Would be nice to compare.
I reread all that helpful info from feb 2020. thanks for everyone's help. its been one incredible journey.
btw, I am liking my ft62 better this season...it helps to be a better skiier too.
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- Location: Norway
- Ski style: Touring/Telemark
- Favorite Skis: Åsnes Ingstad
- Favorite boots: Asolo Extreme
- Occupation: Graphic designer
The skis have a fair bit of rocker and an upturned tail. This make them feel a lot shorter than they are – good for quick turns, but not perfect for fast carving turns. Together with the very low weight, this makes them a very playful pair of skis.
I have not ridden deep powder yet, but I think they will do goodm even considering their relative low width. They don’t like ice or icy pistes, being so soft, light and rockered, but in good snow they are fun and nimble.
In flat terrain or going uphill, their lightness make them good if the snow is not too deep. On hard surfaces the slip sideways having no tracking groove in the sole and they (of course) won’t fit in premade tracks, but on untouched snow they are surprisingly similar to my Ingstads.
I feel the Voile Traverse is a really god fit for these skis. I ski them with the cable springs always attached, but free resting on the skis. Then I can easily attach them when needed. If I need even more control, I replace the voile springs with harder springed cables from a pair of old Rottefella Chilli bindings.
- Easy to turn
- Access skin-inserts
- Camber a little bit too soft for me
- Could have been longer (for me. 180 is the longest made)