- Posts: 5
- Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:06 pm
- Location: Montana
- Ski style: Backcountry Nordic, XCD, Tele, AT, Alpine
- Favorite Skis: Objective BC, Epoch, AT: Voile V6
- Favorite boots: Fischer BCX6, Scarpa F1 Race, AT: Scarpa Maestrale RS
- Posts: 328
- Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:49 am
- Ski style: Aspirational
- Favorite Skis: Gamme (210), Ingstad (205), Objective BC (178)
- Favorite boots: Alfa Guard Advance
- Occupation: Beyond
I wish I could remember the post that got me thinking about this ski.
At first, it was sort of a fantasy — wouldn’t it be great to be able to ski a ski like that with NNN BC and leather boots.
Then I found @Johnny’s and several other posts about doing just that.
Then, it was: Am I skilled enough to actually pull that off?
It all seemed like a stretch, but the thought wouldn’t go away.
You know how it goes: I’ll just look and see what they cost — just looking...
Everywhere I looked, they were out of stock — of course I wanted them all the more.
Weeks past, then I thought I would look again, and, what do you know, Voile had two pairs of the 178 in stock — I had to do it.
Got them, mounted the NNN BC and started using them.
At first, I liked them a lot. Soon, it was love.
They are just so much fun, and the NNN BC and leathers work well enough for me to be happy.
I’m not looking for anything extreme. I know they have more potential than I can tap, and that’s ok with me.
Have mostly been skiing spring snow, but have also been able to find some powder — all wonderful.
Anytime the snow is right, P-turns work great, which is great fun.
If the snow is softer / deeper, T-turns are the ticket.
Quick, short or tight turns.
Big, arcing fast turns.
Man, they just make me smile!
Can’t wait until I get to try them in seriously fluffy powder — but by now, that might be next year.
And the traction pattern is really wonderful.
I haven’t needed to use skins at all. It’s a little challenging on frozen crust, but I have been able to deal with that, so far.
Just great to be able to ski wherever I want without concern for snow conditions (wet, dry, warm, cold, sun, shade, new snow, transformed snow, ...) or angle.
I’m sure the traction pattern causes some drag, but I really don’t notice it — and I’m all wax for a reason on all my other skis.
Super happy I gave them a try.
- Posts: 2932
- Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:20 pm
- Location: Stanley, New Brunswick, Canada
- Ski style: Nordic backcountry touring
- Favorite Skis: Asnes Ingstad BC; Asnes Gamme 54 BC; Asnes Storetind Carbon; Madshus Annum; Asnes Comabt Nato
- Favorite boots: Alfa Guard Advance BC; Alpina Alaska BC; Crispi Svartisen BC; Scarpa T4
- Occupation: Forestry Professional
Instructor at Maritime College of Forest Technology
Husband, father, farmer and logger
Wonderful stuff my friend!
Unashamed to be a "cross-country type" and love skiing down-hill.