Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Sumo
Manufacturer Tua
Page By mpbro
Page Type Mar 6, 2002 / Mar 6, 2002
Object ID 158
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Designed for those huge wet Canadian dumps that beg for maximum flotation. Blasts up and over manky conditions or lays down big arcs on the fluff.

The Sumo’s quick and responsive--unlike most clunky, clumsy fat sticks. Ski them telemark or randonnée.


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mpbro - Mar 28, 2002 11:33 am - Voted 4/5

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Update: I bought a pair of beefier boots (Garmont Gara), and they indeed have enough strength to drive these heavy skis. Fun skis on most resort conditions; I'm still waiting for some nice powder and nastier stuff before making a final judgment.

I'm tempted to say "Insufficient data" on these before writing a review. My impression of these skis is "heavy". Heavy for touring, and tough to steer with a pair of light boots (I'm currently on Garmont Veloce). On the hardpack, they really like short- to medium-radius turns, which can be quite fun. I have not gotten much powder skiing in this year, save some fun cruisers in the trees. I was hoping for more floatation; these suckers really wanted to sink!

At this point, I prefer my old Tua Sauvages (no longer made), which have limited sidecut and are nice and light.

Vinny - Nov 14, 2004 9:02 pm - Voted 4/5

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Dig 'em,

these are great all 'round boards!

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