Re: Fischer S Bound 98 and Madshus Epoch
So a review on the 78, hmmm? What do we want to know? Should it be a new thread? In a previous life long ago I used to review skis, but I'm no longer super-duper-expert skier on this type of equipment.
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CIMA wrote:Hi Woodserson,
You seem to be inclining toward xcD rather than XCd like me.
How about picking S-bound 88?
It's good enough for me to ski downhill in even in deep powder.
I'm riding on it with SNS setup, and it would be further better if you care about your feet.
MikeK wrote:Yes - please start a new thread in this section.
You can say whatever you want. I'm no expert. But surely you can tell use something better than Fischer can
Woodserson wrote:I thought for the past two years I was going to get the 88, but then if I already have the 78, won't jumping to the 98 cover more skiing?
Woodserson wrote:What do you mean by "further better if you care about your feet."?
Woodserson wrote:I actually do lots of XCd, but usually on skis that 68 in the shovel and thinner, like the Fischer Country Crown/Wax (I have both), but as I get more and more into xcD, I want the beefier ski. The 3 pins on the 78 was an experiment, I had 2 years on them with NNN BC binding, and even now, I think about going back to the NNNBC, especially if I get an 88 or 98 into the mix. Talk to me about the 88
Woodserson wrote:lilcliffy, I don't want to go much bigger than the 98's because then what's really the point to have the no-wax gription base with anything bigger? I might as well break out some of my old fat skis, or get a Fischer TransAlp, and throw some pins on those, or an AT binding and get back into the alpine side (w/ skins). I'm of course sorely tempted to go back to fat, but the reason I'm here now is because of injuries, and not only do I want to stay healthy, I'm really enjoying the slower, skinnier, side of the XCD skiing. It's a neat little corner of the skiing world that I am very happy in, at the moment.
MikeK wrote: I don't find the Glittertind all that slow to tour with. The E99 is perhaps a bit quicker, but if it is, not enough to write home about. I can't tell you for sure because of the difference in length between what we have.
MikeK wrote: Neither feel like a true traditional xc touring ski though.
MikeK wrote: Downhill neither are turny at all.