ALPINA DISCOVERY 80 SKIS

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ALPINA DISCOVERY 80 SKIS

Postby Inspiredcapers » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:18 pm

Anyone have experience with these? Looking to do moderate touring, mainly fire service roads, trails, and mild down hill.

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Re: ALPINA DISCOVERY 80 SKIS

Postby Woodserson » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:24 pm

Why not? Looks good for that mission, basic classic XX-(xx-20)-(xx-10) sidecut which is tough to go wrong with for basic touring. My buddy has a different pair of Alpina's and they are well constructed. Make sure to get the right length for you.

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Re: ALPINA DISCOVERY 80 SKIS

Postby satsuma » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:34 am

I have owned Discovery 60's (68-60-62) for about 5 years. I think these skis would do what you want, I don't know if you need to go wider, except to make turns.

The 60's will fit into tracks as well, but are certainly are too stiff to be optimum for track skiing. The 80's obviously will not. The only other skis I have tried are Excursion 88's. As Johnny has noted, the Discovery's are pretty stiff.

The strong point of these skis is the waxless pattern--which is particular good for climbing. The glide may be better on other skis.

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Re: ALPINA DISCOVERY 80 SKIS

Postby Inspiredcapers » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:53 am

I’ve been enjoying them immensely. Both the traction and the glide are more than I’d hoped for. The 208cm length feels perfect for my needs, I think this was a good choice for a returning xc skier who doesn’t want to follow in someone else’s tracks. I’m using an Alico boot (the army surplus model) and a Voile cable binding. Seems like a pretty good combination for cruising fire roads but I think I’d be putting on the plastic Garmont boots if I was going to be doing a lot of downhill.

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Re: ALPINA DISCOVERY 80 SKIS

Postby lilcliffy » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:19 pm

Cool ski.
208cm eh? Wow- that must be the longest Alpina BC-XC ski they have made in many years!
80mm at the shovel? What is the sidecut profile? Camber-flex?
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