Tour Extreme


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Tour Extreme
Manufacturer Hagan
Page By hmronnow
Page Type Aug 14, 2003 / Aug 14, 2003
Object ID 793
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Steep slopes and icy chutes are the terrain for

this ski. An extreme touring ski for most difficult

conditions, very good manoeuvrability and ice grip,

for highest demands.

> 130 cm

> 1000 g (130 cm)

> r = 26,0 m

> tip = 92,0 mm

> waist = 74,0 mm

> tail = 80,0 mm

> tour cap wood construction

> poplar light-wood core

> titanium edge

> UHM-PE running surface, sintered

> Micro Finish



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hmronnow - Aug 14, 2003 4:31 pm - Voted 4/5

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Have these skis mounted with Silvretta 500 bindings and use them with Koflach Arctis Expe boots (see my other reviews). This gives me a light approach set, which ascents very easily - uphill turns with a 130 cm ski are very easy.

For steep slopes, rock and ice climbing they fit nicely on my pack without cathing my heels or the rock overhead.

I weigh 65kg and float resonably on most snow types, though I had to fight for it under fine powder condition in Colorado. If good powder is frequently on the meny you should consider longer skis.

Despite their shortness, they are surprisingly stable. They have very good edge grip and only in high speed turns on hard snow/ice do they start to 'resonate'. Under these conditions, it is rather the softness of my mountaineering boot than the length of the skis which set the limit of control.

In summary, I am very happy with these skis.
I chose them as a mean to ascend peaks in loose snow conditions, where they save me tedious postholing on the way up and save hours on shallow descents back to the valley.
They serve this purpose well, though I would perhaps prefer them in 140-150 cm for slightly better floatation in powder. As a 130cm ski, it is worth 5 stars, but as a choise of ski I give it only 4.

Notice, If I were looking for an explicit ski-touring set, I would go for longer skis and stiffer boots.

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