You refuse to be tied down, which is why you moved into the Beartooths, built a yurt out of squirrel pelts, and raised a wolf pup to be your one and only companion. Once a winter, you head into town to stock up on whiskey and wolf kibble, and the only backcountry vehicle you trust to get you there and back is the Rossignol BC 70 Positrack Ski. It's got all the best features of alpine skis for the descent into civilization, like full-length metal edges and and a wide sidecut to handle variable conditions, combined with the best parts of traditional nordic boards to help you get back to the wilderness ASAP, like a light and low-density LDC wood-air core and grippy Positrack waxless bases. You're bound to encounter everything from deep powder to bulletproof ice to wind-affected slab on your journey, but damn it, your wolf is hungry and your flask is empty, so you'll just have to deal with the variable conditions. Luckily, the Positrack is made with Active Cap construction, which combines flexible RossiCap technology with a stiff multi-directional fiberglass laminate to give it a balance of torsional rigidity, directional stability, and consistent performance in deep and uneven snow. Rossignol increased performance in variable conditions by giving the Positrack a slightly more dramatic camber profile, allowing the ski to ride over chop without bucking you like that moose you tried to tame last summer. Ah well, who wants a moose anyway? Life's better when it's just you, your wolf, and your BC 70 Positrack, enjoying life in the wilderness. And your whiskey. Don't forget your whiskey.
Rave Adult Pure Combo Water Skis offer the stability and comfort you need while speeding over the water! Rave's Pure Combo water skis feature a square nose with narrow fin. The double density adjustable slide binding is soft on the inside for comfort, but stiffer on the outside for ankle support. Includes a slalom toe for riders who want to advance their skills. Soft step inserts cushion the riders foot. Made in the USA. 170 cm. For riders over 125 lbs.
Salomon X-Drive 80ti Skis with Z12 Bindings - 2015 Men's Salomon All Mountain Frontside Skis A more powerful and precise version of the Salomon X-Drive 80, built on the same versatile platform. The addition of a carbon X-Chassis, wood core and double Ti laminate supercharge the X-Drive 80 Ti for even more stability, control, and responsiveness. Power you feel, weight you don t.Precision and stability combined with unprecedented maneuverability Product Number : 368553 Dimension : 125/79/107 @ 170cm Radius : 15m @ 170cm Woodcore : On snow stability and rebound with an extra level of foregiveness and weight savings. Powerline All Mountain : Active Dampening System dedicated to wide skis. 2 arms running along the side of the ski absorb terrain changes, improving stability in all snow conditions. Semi Sandwitch: Combination of ABS sidewalls under foot and monocoque construction at the tip and tail, gives the smooth ski-to-snow contact of sandwich construction with the forgiveness and easy turning of monocoque. Z12 Protrak: Added precision and power to improve control with fluidity in turns; part of the Smartrak system. Intuitive Square tail : New tail design for the Exploring skis category, enables powerful turn completion on groomers and security on very steep terrain. Tip Protector : Increased ski longevity: to keep skis visually attractive even after intense use. Tail Protector Double Ti Laminate : Double layer of Titanium, one on either side of the core, improves hard snow performance. Increased precision, edge grip, and improved responsiveness. Basalt Layer: Basalt fiber layer running the length of the ski provides outstanding dampening and vibration absorption. X-Chasis : Carbon/Polyamide diagonal reinforcement in the middle of the ski, increases torsional rigidity of a flexed ski, and prevents twisting from forces applied in a carved turn. Dramtically improves edge grip and stability, especially when applied on lighter constructions. All Terrain Rocker : Single rocker shape in the tip area, medium length and low height, that enables great terrain absorption and easy, progressive turn inititaion. Camber throughout the middle and tail of the ski give great stability and edge grip.
Glide over the track or dip off the trail and enjoy first tracks in the woods with the maneuverable Rossignol Evo Trail Positrack Ski. A little sturdier and more stable than your average nordic ski thanks to durable but lightweight Wood Air core and a wide sidecut, the versatile Evo makes it easy to enjoy a tour through the woods even if your local trail is less than perfect, with a waxless Positrack base and a forgiving flex in the tip and tail. The lengths of the Evo have also been slightly reduced, creating a more maneuverable ski that will cruise uphill and glide down without becoming unmanageable. Rossignol focused on making this ski easy to maintain and easy to ride, creating a great tool for cruising wherever the spirit takes you.
The Rocker2 100 Ski is the brand-spanking-newest addition to Salomon's Rocker2 lineup, and it's exactly the do-it-all board that everyone's been waiting for. Like all the Rocker2s, the 100 has a light, lively, and energetic wood core, with a honeycomb tip that reduces swing weight and tip vibration for a smooth, consistent ride whether you're surfing through powder, ripping up groomers, or taunting gravity by boosting in the park. It's also built with Salomon's now-classic Twin Rocker, which combines low camber underfoot with rocker in the tip and tail for a ride that's at once edgy, surfy, and pivoty. The more you roll the Rocker2 over, the harder the edge will engage--look out, groomers, and park jumps--but if you keep it relatively flat the tips and tails will float and surf through softer snow, giving you the loose, smeary powder performance of a more powder-specific ski. This is partly due to the Rocker2's Hook-Free Taper, which moves the ski's widest points towards the middle for smooth turn initiation and the ability to break your tips and tails out of a turn for that loose, surfy feel that pow skiers love. Loose and surfy doesn't mean wimpy, though, as the Rocker2 is built with a rugged sandwich sidewall construction that'll direct plenty of power to the edges and stand up to the occasional rock, rail, or root impact.
The Salomon Rocker 2 122 is a fatty, but it's one smooth operator for all that girth. Its Twin Rocker profile is all about smooth transitions from edge to edge and a playful, surfy feel all over the backside. A lightweight honeycomb tip adds to its maneuverability, and hook-free tapered tip and tail keep it running nice and easy without that grabby, pulling feeling. Wood runs from tip to tail for a full-length stable and strong ride. With the added durability without the weight, the Edgy Monocoque construction keeps this freeski stick together season after season. The top-of-the-line ski in Salomon's Freeski Powder lineup, there's nothing too deep or steep for the Rocker2 122.
Think gravity's overrated? So does the Salmon NFX Lab park and pipe ski, which would rather just stay in the air indefinitely. Of course, no matter how much you want to boost, you'll have to come back to earth eventually, which is the NFX has been hooked up with Pulse Pad Pro rubber shock absorbers in the tip, tail, and binding area to take the sting out of hard landings and add some serious durability to the poppy wood core. The full camber construction also gives you plenty of pop and a solid platform for stomping, along with ability to really drive the XL edges into hard takeoffs and icy jumps. Salomon hooked the NFX up with some more park-specific technologies, too, starting with a Jib Tech base that combines harder and more durable sections with faster material in key sections to give you the ability to slide rails and mob into jumps without worrying about dinging your bases or coming up short. The twintip shape lets you ride switch like it's no big deal, and the sandwich and sidewall construction give the NFX all the durability and edging power that you need to get as rad as gravitationally possible.
The mid-fat and versatile Salomon Women's Q-96 Lumen Ski was made to rule the groomers. And the trees. And bumps. And powder. OK, it's the queen of pretty much everything it surveys, thanks to its mid-fat width, underfoot camber, and moderately rockered tip and tail. The rocker makes short work of boot-top powder and rough snow, while the camber bites into hardpack for reliable edging, even on refrozen groomers. The raised tip lets you turn on a dime in tight trees and bumps, and the honeycomb tip reduces vibration and works with the semi-sandwich construction to keep the Q-96 lighter than a feather. Add in a lively and energetic wood core and a smooth hook-free taper tip and tail, and it's easy to see why the Q-96 is one of the most fun and versatile women's all-mountain skis out there.
Built for long tours with big vert, the Atomic Backland Aspect Ski is for the backcountry enthusiast seeking excellent uphill performance and power on the downhill. Weighing just under six pounds per pair in the 170cm length, the Aspect keeps your legs fresh for the downhill and ready for another couple of laps on a powder day. The Aspect can accredit its weight savings mainly to the Ultralite Woodcore, a combination of poplar and caruba woods that provide a light yet stable platform for the descent. All the skis within the Backland series were designed to perform in any condition, and that can be seen in the incredibly versatile Aspect. Utilizing both camber underfoot and rocker in the tip, it provides edge hold on icy and hardpack conditions and will still float in the powder. In order to increase the agility and stability of the ski, Atomic laid a carbon backbone throughout the length of the ski, so you can open it up with confidence in those wide open bowls and aprons. The Step Down Sidewall construction has full sidewall underfoot for stability at speed, and cap at the tip and tail to keep the weight down. This is going to be the ski of choice for the skier who spends the majority of his or her time in the backcountry covering lots of country and logging in vert throughout the season despite the conditions.
Incorporating some of the same technology that Rossignol gave to their World Cup skis, the Zymax Skate Ski is fast training and racing ski that won't cost you an arm and a couple of legs. Made with a light Premium LDC low-density wood core that's reinforced with basalt fibers, the Zymax has a friendly flex in the tip and tail to make the ski easier for lighter users, and Rossi's Racing Cobra sidecut that widens in the tip for a stable, precise push-off. Active Cap technology combines flexible materials with stiff a multi-directional fiberglass laminate, allowing the Zymax to coil when flexed and rebound when released, driving the skier forward on fast K7000 bases, the same bases found on Rossignol's World Cup skis. The Zymax is also a directional, tracking marvel, thanks to the aforementioned fiberglass laminate that keeps it torsionally stiff, and a double-groove base to fight wandering ski syndrome. It also comes with an NIS plate that's compatible with NNN bindings, allowing simple, drill-free mounting and adjustment.
When you have a love for something as deep and ardent as yours for pristine pow, the right ski for optimal lovin' is imperative. The hike-ready Volkl Nanuq Ski is lightweight enough for marathon laps but has a mid-fat waist for float and stability. A tip rocker makes turn-entry a breeze and prevents tip dive in deep snow. The Nanuq has a wide-radius sidecut for letting loose when you get to a beautiful wide-open bowl and really want to go nuts. Perhaps the most versatile of the Volkl backcountry skis, it's still quick edge-to-edge thanks to its traditional camber and stiff torsion box. Plus, the proprietary Skin Pin attachment system let you get snap the pre-cut matching skin off in a hurry so you get your pick of lines.
It takes a lot of work to ski the whole mountain with confidence, but the Rossignol Experience 84 Ski makes things a whole lot easier and more fun. It's built to handle soft snow, groomers, hardpack, and ice from the Appalachians to the Rockies to the Sierras, with an intermediate 84mm waist and extended sidecut that engages more aggressively the faster you go, letting you hold a super-solid edge at speed and pivot with ease when you decide to rein things in a little bit. The Auto Turn Rocker's also designed to make ripping everything you point the Experience at completely intuitive, with high camber underfoot for top-shelf edge hold and mild rocker in the tip and tail to smooth out uneven snow, plane through powder, and turn on a dime. Even though it's decked out with carbon fiber and fiberglass laminates to keep it reasonably stiff and aggressive, the Experience 84 weighs in at under eight pounds, tying the much smaller Experience 77 and 75 for the distinction of lightest ski in Rossignol's all-mountain line. The super-light Paulownia wood core has a lot to do with this, as does the honeycomb-style Air Tip, which has been cribbed from Rossignol's famous 7 Series skis to reduce swing weight, improve flotation, and eliminate the tip vibration that can plague rockered skis. The Experience is also built with Maxicap sandwich construction, which combines a lightweight cap design with partial sidewalls for an ideal balance of weight and edge grip, so you can shred whatever terrain you feel like without a second thought.
When tonight's storm has you dreaming about tomorrow's faceshots, you better make sure you have the Blizzard Cochise Ski packed and ready to go. With a 108mm waist and a rockered tip and tail, the Cochise lets you float over pow and crud with vigor and initiate turns like a champ. When the storm lets up and your dreams of bottomless pow don't pan out, the Cochise still has you covered, as slight camber underfoot lets you make solid, powerful turns on hardpack. The versatile waist combines with innovative Flipcore design in which Blizzard inserted the ski's core into the mold upside-down, giving it a natural tip and tail rocker rather than pressing it unnaturally into shape like most of the skis on the market. What does this mean for you? It means snappy, intuitive edge control on groomers and fluid flex and turn initiation anywhere. It also means excellent stability and even pressure distribution. The Cochise's multi-wood core provides smooth flex for all kinds of playful feel out of this kickass ski.
Skiing isn't always about nipple-deep pow days and faceshots, so when the crowds are gone and park is cleared, reach for your Rossignol Storm Skis and make it rain. This ski keeps it real with full high camber for high-speed turns and confident edge hold in icy half-pipes. A versatile 92-millimeter waist provides a wide enough platform for all-mountain carving but is still nimble enough to spin in the park. Minicap construction reduces swing weight without sacrificing durability or strength, and the Jib Tip technology gives the tips and tails a more rounded design for smoother transitions and easier switch skiing. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ...
Rossignol's 7 Series has turned out some of the most highly regarded skis of the last few years, and the Smash 7 is the newest addition to the mountain-crushing lineup. At under eight pounds per pair and with a waist width of 92, it's the smallest and lightest ski in the 7 Series, which makes it perfect for intermediate riders looking for big-time performance that won't overwhelm their abilities. The Smash boasts the same Powder Turn Rocker as all the other 7s, giving you the ability to pivot when you're cruising slowly, engage a solid edge at medium speeds, and rip with confidence and serious edge hold when you're opening things up, all the while maintaining float and smoothness in deeper and rougher snow. Rossignol built the Smash with a poplar core that's light and springy for a fun ride, and overlaid it with a fiberglass laminate to give it enough stiffness to rip without reducing any of its liveliness. It's also been wrapped with a Rossitop cap construction, which is durable and lightweight, and designed with a centered sidecut that provides easy, predictable edging power on everything from powder to groomers. With a freeride design that's been modified for intermediate rippers, the Smash 7 is a ski that can do it all, all winter long.
Counting sheep is boring, so you count spins, kinks, and corks to help you fall asleep, and it's no coincidence that you spend most nights cuddling the Icelantic Da'Nollie Ski. It's been redesigned for 14/15, with a wider platform (95mm underfoot) to ease powder landings and increase stomping surface area, along with a rockered tip and tail that make it easy to butter, ride switch, and venture out of the park and into the freshies. Like all Icelantics, the Da'Nollie's available in fairly short lengths and tight turn radii, making the ski nimbler and reducing swing weight without compromising stability and performance at speed. Icelantic's Nollie Flex wood core provides a strong, flexible, and poppy platform for buttering, ollieing, and popping off every little feature you find, while fiberglass laminates offer enough stiffness to rally comfortably at speed without weighing you down when you decide to go airborne. The Da'Nollie wouldn't be an Icelantic board if it didn't have the company's signature Travis Parr graphics and rugged crystal-clear Carbonium topsheets, which are complemented by 2. 2mm steel edges and a lightning-quick Durasurf 4001 sintered base. The only drawback? You won't be able to blame your skis anymore when you bail.
We all love our fatty pow skis on the deep days, but they don't make a whole lot of sense as an everyday ski. So, whether you're looking to give your quiver a little more rounding or looking for a do-it-all workhorse, the K2 Shreditor 102 Ski will give you that free-ride feel you love so much in a narrow and nimble hard-snow-oriented design. All-terrain rocker gives your tip and tail a lift over new snow, chopped crud, and wind-buff while the camber underfoot provides stable edge-to-edge transfer on the hardpack and groomed runs. The aspen and paulownia wood core has the lively flex patterns you'd expect from a wood core, but with K2's Triaxial braid (weaved strands of fiberglass around the core), the ski has the torsional strength for stability at high speeds on hard snow. The Twintech sidewall wraps the topsheet partially around the sidewall, reducing wear along the edge and preventing your topsheet from chipping off so your sticks look mint all season long. The tapered tip and tail increases control when you're coming out of a turn and lets you scrub speed quickly when that tree sneaks up on you. K2 threw in its skin grommet attachment, so if you decide to do some backcountry stuff, you can get a seamless skin-to-ski attachment.
For years, the Volkl Mantra's been the gold standard for all-mountain edge grip--you could point it at anything and let 'er rip, but it was a ski that always wanted to be driving a hard edge. The combo of power, precision, and width made for a wonderfully versatile quiver-of-one ski, but always left a niggling feeling that you were missing out on some of the powder-munching, turn-smearing fun of surfier, more forgiving boards. This year? Not so much. Kiss those hangups goodbye and say hello to the new Mantra, a slightly fatter, fully rockered all-mountain animal that has all the aggressive, hard-charging instincts of the original, tempered with a dose of pure pow lovin'. If you're into powder (is that even a question?) two words should stand out from the first paragraph: Full. Rocker. While the old Mantra could be overly aggressive in soft snow and tight trees, the new profile combines with a tapered tip to ease things up, making it easier to throw your skis sideways, scrub speed, and have more fun when things get soft and you need to be light on your feet--you'll be able to vary your turn shapes, opening things up when you feel the need for speed and shutting them down when things get techy. Don't worry about sacrificing hardpack performance, though. Even though its waist is two millimeters wider than previous iterations, the Mantra uses Volkl's burly, aggressive Power Construction, with a torsion box for stiffness, vertical sidewalls for durability, and a titanium laminate to keep you charging hard, because, after all, it's still a Mantra. There's ash underfoot for power and top-shelf binding retention, with poplar in the tip and tail for a more lively, playful feel. If you find something it can't handle, you're probably trying to use it as a boat, or a machete, or a pair of pants; keep it pointing downhill on the snow, and you'll see why it's such a legend.
Sprint up the skin track with the lightweight Voile Vector BC Ski and begin hunting for the sweetest stashes, coolest lines, and most technical couloirs. With the same dimensions and construction as the regular Vector, the Vector BC's a do-it-all ski with one important difference: the addition of an underfoot fishscale climbing pattern, which lets you handle moderate ascents without taking skins out of your pack. You'll still want them for steeper climbs, but if you're spending time in rolling terrain, the Vector BC's going to be your weapon of choice. The win-win-win combo of a rockered tip, slightly raised tail, and traditional camber underfoot lets you lay down a solid edge on hardpack, float through the freshies, and rally through crud without breaking a sweat--after all, backcountry terrain can change with the slightest difference in aspect, time, and elevation, so you need to ready for all of it. The Vector BC was also built with Voile's legendary lightweight construction, making it superlight, tough, and stable, while its cap construction reduces weight for quick climbing and easy maneuverability in tight spots. Voile topped the core off with a carbon fiberglass laminate to add some stiffness and power without making things heavy, and kept the Vector BC's waist wide enough for knee-deep pow and crud without sacrificing stability. Finally, the BC's semi-wide-radius sidecut gives you high-speed stability when you're ripping down tight tree runs or charging down wide open bowls, giving it versatility that most alpine and nordic-touring-style skis just can't match.
A pow-crushing, pillow-stomping, big-mountain gun, Armada's Magic J Ski is Tanner Hall's powder ski of choice for obvious reasons. By beefing up the dimensions of the JJ and moving the contact point forward, you get the same ease of turning and high-speed stability of the JJ, but in a wider platform that is able to handle the ultra-deep days and work their way down pillow lines with ease. Equipped with an EST Freeride Rocker profile (rockered tip and tail with regular camber underfoot), these bad boys allow for smooth, fast, sweeping turns down big lines or long groomer runs. Armada is all about durability and ensuring the life of its skis, so it gave the Js a Hybrid Ultralight wood core and AR50 sandwich sidewall construction for a high strength-to-weight ratio that you can count on when you're charging down floaty pillow lines, variable snow, or through technical early-season conditions. These all-mountain destroyers also have Laminate Matrix technology (directional layering of fiberglass) that provides a smooth, even flex pattern and torsional rigidity for stellar performance in a variety of snow conditions and terrain. In addition, you'll be grateful for the lightweight, strong 1. 7mm edges that have been heat treated for durability and 50/50 bases that offer a just-right blend of speed and durability.