The ever-so-popular Madshus Eon

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Re: The ever-so-popular Madshus Eon

Post by Woodserson » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:44 pm

dusan wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:33 am
Hello
I want to buy my first BC skis (but I am doing XC skiing over 10 years) and I also need to decide between Fischer Outback 68-59-64 and Madshus Eon 83-62-70. I know, is quite different ski in sidecut and wide- the reason why is price... :D
I read a lot in forum about Madshus Eon (some negatives about ascend grip) and I have some experience with Fischer Offtrack crown- I know is very good. IMO the difference is that Fischer use negative (cut into base) fishscale and some other manufacturers use positive (molded in hot base) fishscale.
Fischer no longer uses negative fishscales, they use positive scales, and it is very grippy, very good. The Outback skis very short and is slow. I am also 188cm and 155lbs and I did not like these skis at all, sold them almost immediately.

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Re: The ever-so-popular Madshus Eon

Post by dusan » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:53 pm

And what size did you have ?
And if you think Outback is so slow, i don´t think that wider ski (traverse/excursion) will be faster... so what you have now ?

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Re: The ever-so-popular Madshus Eon

Post by Woodserson » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:16 pm

I was on the 189cm.

Speed is a function of length but also camber. The Traverse and Excursion can be the same length and also wider, but with more camber (stiffer flex) the scales don't drag on the snow as much, so they are faster. Both Traverse and Excursion are faster than the Outback. The Outback is an entry level ski for people just getting into the sport and think that XC skiing is "shuffling around."

Where are you located?

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