Icelantic Nomad 95 Review ... FUN

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Woodserson
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Re: Icelantic Nomad 95 Review ... FUN

Post by Woodserson » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:28 am

joeatomictoad wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:02 am
1994 Ford Tempo, never grew to love that jalopy. Cold weather driving, was always able to get in the mountains, but many times was not able to get out.
This is not a bad thing...

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Re: Icelantic Nomad 95 Review ... FUN

Post by joeatomictoad » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:43 pm

Woodserson wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:28 am
joeatomictoad wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:02 am
1994 Ford Tempo, never grew to love that jalopy. Cold weather driving, was always able to get in the mountains, but many times was not able to get out.
This is not a bad thing...
Yes, and no. It is a bad thing when I've got to get back to Staten Island because I'm scheduled for another 1-month ticket on a tug boat. (The good ol' days.)



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Re: Icelantic Nomad 95 Review ... FUN

Post by fgd135 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:55 pm

I ski Icelantics, a pair of Pioneer 96's, with Voile Switchbacks, a good all around area ski, well made, responsive, easy turning. Have not had a real chance to go into the backcountry with them yet, hmm, maybe next week or so I should do that.



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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
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Re: Icelantic Nomad 95 Review ... FUN

Post by Woodserson » Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:36 am

fgd135 wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:55 pm
I ski Icelantics, a pair of Pioneer 96's, with Voile Switchbacks, a good all around area ski, well made, responsive, easy turning. Have not had a real chance to go into the backcountry with them yet, hmm, maybe next week or so I should do that.
So yesterday, 65deg, very heavy loose corn snow that was quite deep. Skiing the corduroy was skiing a 3-dimensional space. More pleasurable than mashed potatoes, because the corn doesn't bind to itself. However, as the day wore on this snow became clumped up and bumped up and torn up. The Nomad 95's were just getting tossed or folding up. Too much stuff to power through and they couldn't do it. My rear ski especially would fold up and slow way down, interesting feeling.

This is why the Nomad 95 isn't for everyone, especially heavier or more powerful skiers or those looking to go fast and shred.

Anyway, no big deal to me because!...

A skiing partner here in town had bought a pair of 182cm Icelantic Pioneer 96's several years ago, but got them too long for himself. So they have been sitting in his garage forlorn and dusty for years now, and he offered them to me. I totally forgot he had them until he mentioned it. NICE! So I swapped the Pioneers into the mix yesterday. Stiffer shovel and a heavier ski overall but keeps a relatively soft tail, which allows for varied turn shapes. Really nice for yesterday! I needed the extra muscle and they provided a ride which was not only more consistent, but smoother and less fatiguing as well.

I'm happy to have both the Nomad 95 and Pioneer 96 in the stable, there can be a lot of overlap but they have specific uses as well. Quiver is coming along very nicely here!



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Re: Icelantic Nomad 95 Review ... FUN

Post by fgd135 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:45 pm

It's so warm now that I need skegs on the bottom of the Pioneers just to stabilize em in the water and slush.
Which reminds me that friend of mine tells me he tried to go water skiing once, but couldn't find a lake with a hill on it.



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