Skis for ski touring and ski mountaineering should be lightweight for moving uphill, at the same time they must withstand demanding conditions of untouched terrain with diverse snow types on the way down the hill. The width of ski is very important factor. The wider the surface, greater the buoyancy and better the control of the ski in deep snow. On the tail and tip of the ski there are often sockets to hold climbing skins, which are attached to the base of the ski before the ascent starts. This kind of ski are almost exclusively made with sandwich structure, composing light and solid materials such as carbon, titanal, aramid and various wood types like paulownia, caruba, beech, poplar, ash, maple. Skis are divided into the 3 categories according the activity: Skialpinism racing – ultralight weight (the pair weight max. 1400 grams), classic ski touring (75-95 mm usual width of the ski under the binding) and skis for those who emphasize comfortable downhill skiing, freeride touring or freeride.
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Skis 2017/2018 - News, Tests, Reviews
Hoji Pro Ski Touring Boot On-Snow Testing
wildsnow.com The Editors OfWildsnow Jan 27, 2018 English
5 Tricks, damit der Skischuh passt
Bergwelten.com bergwelten.com Jan 24, 2018 German
Lost Machine of Archimedes? Tecton-Evo-Vipec Teardown
wildsnow.com Lou Dawson Jan 18, 2018 English
Going toe to toe with a Fritschi Diamir Tecton Evo toe, a few pin punches and a torx bit got us to the guts. In pictures. (Since this toe is identical to Fritschi Evo, for the purposes of this article we’ll often term it as “Tecton Evo.”)
Test Terrain de la Marker Alpinist : une fixation pratique et joueuse
montagnes-magazine.com Aymeric Guittet Jan 17, 2018 French
Fini, le temps où une fixation légère n'offrait que peu de garantie à la descente. Malgré son poids plume, la Marker Alpinist s'est avérée un intermédiaire sûr à la descente. De quoi faire...
Marker Alpinist — Another “U-Pin” U-Spring Binding
wildsnow.com Lou Dawson Jan 16, 2018 English
Ski Factory Dispatch: Black Diamond, Handmade in Austria
wildsnow.com Dr Alex Lee Jan 13, 2018 English
(Editor’s note: Our correspondent Alex is on a press trip in Austria checking out Black Diamond’s skis. We’re excited about this, as the BD ski story has been confusing for consumers due to a preponderance of models and manufacturing venus.
G3 ZED — On Snow Ski Touring Binding Test
wildsnow.com Louie Dawson Jan 12, 2018 English
New Ski Touring Gear From G3 — 2018/2019
wildsnow.com Lisa Dawson Jan 12, 2018 English
Worker bees have been busy at G3, developing new items in almost all of their product categories (gems covered here will begin retail in fall of 2018, and be field tested by us over coming months).
Alien 1.0 von Scarpa
bergsteigen.com Axel Jan 11, 2018 German
G3 Finds the Lost Ski Binding of ZED
wildsnow.com Lou Dawson Jan 9, 2018 English
Ski touring gear archaeologists across the world sifted through dusty parts bins, dug like starving gold prospectors through European industrial dumping grounds, and even excavated through the sifting bone dust of ancient tombs. The search at times appeared endless — ultimately taking nearly half a century.