If so then try and save a few grams using a lighter ski, it'll make the trip more fun for you. Like its mal £150. Back in the day all skis were skinny and straight and usually really, really long. To show these we've added the categories Freeride All Mountain, Freeride Powder, Piste and Backcountry Freestyle. The important next step when selection alpine touring skis is to look at ski geometry. ZAG H-95 LADY SCOTT SPEEDGUIDE 95 Best Overall Alpine Touring / AT Bindings for Backcountry Skiing: Dynafit Radical ST 2.0. Ski touring has always been a great way to keep fit and the latest trend is "resort - fitness touring" where skiers skin up the pistes or (better) next to them, then ski back down the pistes. For floating in powder or maintaining stability during fast descents, the extra length, width and mass will play to your advantage. Have the right ski clothing is also important – ski touring is hard work, so you’ll need clothes with maximum breathability. BLIZZARD RUSTLER 9 NORDICA ENFONCER 100 BLACK CROWS CAMOX BIRDIE TRAB MAESTRO However, they are secondary points to the larger considerations of length/width and camber/sidecut. Ending Sunday at 8:29AM GMT 4d 5h. When touring it's important that the group has a more or less similar level of fitness and endurance. Compare product. LINE MORDECAI DYNAFIT PDG Check out SKI’s Gear of the Year AT Boot on Amazon: Atomic Backland Carbon AT Boot. These skis are generally touring specific models with medium flex and medium radius sidecuts. Touring is typically done off- piste and outside of ski resorts, and may extend over a period of more than one day. Free-tour skis are the best choice for skiers who are prepared to work a little more on the uphill, for skiers looking for downhill performance in all the snow conditions we find in the backcountry. While Skimo competitors manage to ski these skis well in all snow conditions, it has to be said that these are not the easiest skis offpiste; the narrow width limits float while the short length reduces directional stability. You’re in the right range with the skis that you mentioned (184-177). Alpine Touring Skis We curate a special selection of lightweight yet high-performing touring skis that match your mountain goals. K2 TALKBACK 96 W Ski touring requires specific equipment - skis with touring bindings, ski touring boots, climbing skins, ski crampons and of course avalanche safety equipment. SCOTT SUPERGUIDE 88 WOMEN This way you can ski how you want in the backcountry and know you’re not carrying unnecessary weight. ZAG UBAC 102 LINE PANDORA 104 DYNASTAR VERTICAL ZAG H-96 FACTION PRIME 3.0 The best alpine touring skis are those that you feel most comfortable with for the terrain and type of snow you’ll be riding on. DYNAFIT SPEEDFIT 84 W FISCHER TRANSALP 82 CARBON BLACK DIAMOND HELIO 95 BLACK CROWS ORB A long-standing top choice for many, the Radical ST 2.0 is still the gold-standard in tech bindings, a benchmark for other models. If you're looking for ski for covering long distances, for a ski that will not be tiring when climbing since it's still light, then take a look at the efficient skis. Click & Collect. BLACK CROWS CAPTIS Stock & Sale Options. ATOMIC BACKLAND 85 This helps reduce the overall setup weight for uphill travel and allows you to have more maneuverability while skiing in variable backcountry conditions. These skiers want a lightweight ski for efficient uphill combined with a medium-stiff flex for skiing down on the hardpack. BLACK CROWS VERTIS HEAD KORE 105 Sidecountry skiers only venture a short distance from the resort and usually prefer performance downhill skis. Your skis can be just like the ones you use at the resort, though most people opt for a fatter ski when they head into the backcountry because more surface area means you don’t sink … STOCKLI STORMRIDER 88 HEAD KORE 99 W STOCKLI STORMRIDER 95 BLACK CROWS CAMOX FREEBIRD The important next step when selection alpine touring skis is to look at ski geometry. G3 Alpine Touring Skis. BLIZZARD BRAHMA ATOMIC BENT CHETLER 120 To help you choose which models best suit your skiing style and touring itineries we have listed our skis in four "Touring Categories": Touring Race, Touring Efficient, Touring Free-Ski and Touring Powder. BlACK CROWS NAVIS FREEBIRD Thoughts? HEAD KORE 117 SCOTT SLIGHT 93 DYNAFIT DNA ATOMIC BACKLAND 117 For Powder and Freeride skiing, size does matter. SCOTT SCRAPPER 95 I’m 173 cm 72kg. If you'll be skiing a lot of powder go for longer skis, if you'll be spending most of the time on ice and / or steep couloirs then choose a shorter ski. If you're looking for these then you almost certainly don't need any advice!! Only buy a backcountry ski of 115mm+ if you plan on skiing regularly in deep conditions or Alaska-type lines that require a big, powerful ski … We discussed different styles of ski touring and their associated quiver slots and how that can affect our ski selection. BLACK DIAMOND HELIO 105 DPS TOUR1 WAILER 99  Well, as of 25.05.2018, Backcountry is no longer available outside the U.S. due to GDPR regulations. These skis are designed to be as light as possible. When skinning you need a ski that will be short enough for you to easily make kick-turns when climbing. Dynafit Tourlite 3 Size 43 Alpine Ski Touring. £10.00. HEAD KORE 99 Quiver slots describe the intended style and use of your alpine touring skis. BLIZZARD SHEEVA 9 BLACK CROWS ATRIS BIRDIE I’m 175 out of ski boots and 84 kg; ski gotamas in 184 and mantras in 177, find short skis unbearable; just thinking of first tour gear, going to start with k2 pinnacle boots 130; for my height have shorter legs, what would you advise for ski height if you can share an opinion? VOILE HYPERVECTOR V6 BC Some names to keep in mind are rocker, camber, sidecut and turning radius. ATOMIC BACKLAND 85 W FISCHER HANNIBAL SCOTT SLIGHT 83 WOMEN. Ski touring has evolved and now encompasses a wide range of different skiing styles and adventure skiing. BLACK CROWS VERTIS SCOTT SPEEDGUIDE 89 BLACK DIAMOND HELIO REACON 105 Here is the basic work flow for selecting a pair of alpine touring skis: Those are the nuts and bolts of how to size an alpine touring ski. BLACK CROWS ANIMA BLIZZARD SHEEVA 9 ​​​​​​​ZAG UBAC 95 LADY. FACTION PRIME 2.0 BLIZZARD ZERO G 105 Im 5’10" and weigh 170.I have new boots that do all bindings and have new Salomon shift bindings. Our choice for the best overall touring product is the Dynafit Radical ST 2.0. FACTION CANDIDE 2.0 FACTION CANDIDE 2.0x Mlle STOCKLI STORMRIDER 88 We talked about how to size skis from our height and weight. G3 Alpine Touring Skis Bundle (see included items below) £380.00. STOCKLI STORMRIDER 95 Buy alpine touring skis and get the best deals at the lowest prices on eBay! Currently ski a blizzard bonafide 173 and love it. Skier's had to initiate turns by offsetting the skis in order to create an arc (tele skiing). There are a number of factors that go into a ski's geometry, all of them affecting how the ski performs. NORDICA ENFONCER FREE 104 KASTLETX82  K2 PINNACLE 95 TI SCOTT SCRAPPER 95 These skis are based around Atomic’s ultralight woodcore making them incredibly light (weighing in at no more than 3 pounds per ski) for easy and effortless ascending. Materials like carbon fiber, paulownia, beech, poplar and bamboo are often used to lighten the skis, since you will be taking thousands of steps uphill with weight on your feet. In this section, we briefly touch on how ski touring quiver slots relate to ski size. BACK. Snowleader UK, your No1 online ski … The balance of the two are deciding factors in how the ski will perform in specific conditions. We are shipping to all destinations. 55 out of 5 stars from 1 reviews51. Most touring skis have a combination of both rocker and camber. And alpine touring boots are lighter, more flexible and more comfortable than downhill boots. Check out the, For long days in the mountains where efficiency and performance are key, Ski Mountaineering skis are for actual ski mountaineering (not ski mountaineering racing, I know it's confusing), For equal parts uphill and downhill skiing performance, For soft snow flotation and high speed charging. You can view your wishlist by creating or login account. The following will cover everything you need on our chamonix ski touring course and our ski touring holidays – some items on or ski touring kit list are only needed on particular (eg multiday) tours – as indicated in the notes. Give them the present you know they'll like! Next Post →. These are often only a little heavier than true touring skis and can offer superior downhill performance. On alpine downhill bindings and traditional bar/rail design touring bindings, the lateral release function is at the toe – whereas on most pin bindings the lateral release function is at the heel (apart from Fritschi Tecton and Vipec bindings, which have lateral release at the toe). Backcountry skiers covering long distances will want a lightweight mid-fat ski that climbs well and skis well in most snow conditions, from ice to powder. FACTION PRIME 4.0 Reorder. These might be your usual lift-served skis but with alpine touring bindings and climbing skins, or a separate AT specific pair altogether. ATOMIC BACKLAND 65 UL On the downside, this also means more weight and just more ski to manage. Many of these skis have been designed specifically for ski touring, while others are alpine models that lend themselves well to being used for ski touring and backcountry skiing. My other option is the enforcer 100 179"? ATOMIC BACKLAND 95 FACTION AGENT 2.0x BLIZZARD SHEEVA 10 K2 WAYBACK 96 STOCKLI EDGE 88 Ski touring is an adventure, it’s going off piste and rely on your legs and your mind. Please note: comments must be approved before they are published. DYNAFIT PDG SALOMON MTN EXPLORE 95 K2 WAYBACK 88 K2 TALKBACK 88 W I had the change to buy some cost price Salomon shift bindings so also have them. Back in the day all skis were skinny and straight and usually really, really long. VOILE HYPERVECTOR BC  These are pre-mounted touring ski packages that include skis, bindings, skins. In the backcountry, it’s up to you to haul your own equipment up the mountain. DPS ALCHEMIST WAILER 99 Filters. FACTION PRODIGY 3.0 a few years old now but never worn for riding. Probably not the best choice for beginners since turn initiation may be a little more demanding in difficult snow conditions, and the slight weight disadvantage compared to true touring skis can tire less experienced skiers faster. SALOMON S/LAB X-ALP FACTION CANDIDE 4.0 Jon, While fat skis make skiing deep snow much easier, they tend to be harder work on ice, so are not the most versatile backcountry tools. FISCHER RANGER 102 FR One of the important factors for sizing an alpine touring ski is the quiver slot you choose. It is similar to backcountry skiing. LINE SICK DAY 94 LINE SAKANA Ski Touring and Backcountry Skiing Equipment List. Then you've a margin of effort to play with and can use a wider ski without losing speed over the day. Alpine ski poles are longer than other poles, because they're also used as walking sticks. These skis are also a good choice for small and lighter skiers who may find the wider models too heavy for pleasant climbing. Many of these skis are alpine models that also tour well, or high performance touring skis, and the downhill performance of many of these is superior to the lighter models. BLIZZARD ZERO G 95 In general, we advise our customers to size alpine touring skis a bit shorter than a alpine resort ski. The longer they are, the more stability they’ll bring at high speeds and big arching turns. DYNASTAR MYTHIC 87 CA We're here to help!! Blizzard Zero G 105 Alpine Touring Ski - 2021. LINE SICK DAY 114 VOILE HYPERCHARGER WOMEN  SCOTT SPEEDGUIDE 80 Alpine Touring. HEAD KORE 93 DYNASTAR VERTICAL PRO VOLKL 100EIGHT W With top brands, Black Crows, K2, Volkl, Movement and more. You're probably wondering why you've landed here of all places. ATOMIC BENT CHETLER 100 ATOMIC BENT CHETLER 100 £12.00 postage. ZAG UBAC 89. All rights reserved. Again, they are secondary factors to your height/weight, quiver slot, and skier ability. K2 WAYBACK 80 KASTLE TX90 NORDICA ENFONCER 93 These are powder skis that offer the very best performance in the deepest soft snow conditions. BLIZZARD SHEEVA 10 Just a little heavy to tour in. FACTION DICTATOR 2.0 Skier's had to initiate turns by offsetting the skis in order to create an arc (tele skiing). This generally means that the ski should not be longer than your height, and probably about 10 cm shorter. Postal Service may be delayed, we recommend UPS or DHL. I would guess if you like both of those lengths, somewhere between 177 and 180 would be a good ski touring length. Advances in ski construction and materials means that ski widths that would once have been hopelessly heavy for touring can now be made with weights that allow their use in the backcountry. haute route plus light weight ski touring ski and custom made skins. FISCHER RANGER 99 TI BLACK CROWS CAMOX ZAG UBAC 95 0 bids. VOILE ULTRAVECTOR BC BlACK CROWS NAVIS LINE SIR FRANCIS BACON LINE SAKANA These skis are by definition heavier and require more work when skinning, especially should you encounter icy traverses. On Sale Only. SORRY. FACTION PRIME 4.0 These are narrower alpine skis designed for use mainly on piste but that can also be used in moderate offpiste conditions. Skimo race boots are generally too flimsy for driving wider skis, and stiff 130 flex boots are overkill on narrow touring skis. NORDICA ENFORCER 100 SCOTT SCRAPPER 115 They can also be a good choice for fitness skiers who will be skiing down resort slopes, the minimal weight makes them good fun on the piste....up to a certain speed!! Im looking at the nordica enforcer 104 at 172". Alpine Touring Ski Weights. I’ve started to settle in back in the UK after another superb season where the weather was kind for the most part, the snow was excellent although we endured a couple of tough patches, and we had some new clients mix in with our regular faithful’s. DYNASTAR MYTHIC 97 PRO In theory, all you need is a pair of light skis with touring skins fitted with a pair of touring bindings, a pair of ski poles, a backpack and technical clothes that will help keep your body at the right temperature. These skis generally weigh a little more than the efficient series models but offer superior soft and deep snow performance. These skis have waists over 100 mm, loads of float and are the skis you see in just about all the offpiste / backcountry ski videaos. Great Savings & Free Delivery / Collection on many items While not accounting for certain, more specific quiver slots -. However there are always differences and the choice of gear can help mitigate these. Snowleader has a great selection of men's and women's touring ski and bindings packages for sale online. VOLKL MANTRA V WERKS. ATOMIC BACKLAND 78 UL SCOTT SCRAPPER 105 The. Modern ski design and materials enable the manufacturers to build touring skis that are robust, that ski well and very light. BLIZZARD RUSTLER 11 Then we got into the nitty gritty of ski geometry. SCOTT SCRAPPER 115 Type To Filter. LINE VISION 98 More width makes these more stable with better floatation in fresh and spring snow. Looking to get a resort touring set up. Ski touring combines elements of Nordic and alpine skiing and embraces such sub-disciplines as Telemark and randonnée. I won’t need to be racing up so being super light doesn’t matter, I like a stiff stable ski. VOLKL M5 ADD. We call skis with waists between 85-100 mm  "Free-Tour" skis., the backcountry equivalent of free-ride. BLACK CROWS CAMOX BIRDIE BLIZZARD ZERO G 95 The international Skimo regulations specify a minimum length of 160 cm for men and 150 cm for women, and since every gram counts, race skis are usually these lengths, or maybe a few cm longer for additional stability / skiability. BLIZZARD ZERO RACE If you're considering touring with these skis then you'll have the experience, technique and strength required to make the most of the deepest untracked in the backcountry. How tall are you? Choose these skis if you're racing or a performance fitness fanatic timing each outing. FACTION AGENT 2.0 There are a variety of AT bindings on the market these days, ranging from alpine-touring specific to resort/backcountry hybrid bindings. Ad posted 23 days ago VOLKL KATANA V-WERKS. FILTER Filters. However, you don't want to size down too much because your weight and height could overpower the ski. 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