to squash that these skis climb very well- at least very well for a double-cambered ski. Is it the best at any one thing- well of course not. That resistance and stability allows this ski to get away with a low-profile camber. However, bt langesund the command "gathered feedback from Marines at the Mountain Warfare Training Center to ensure the future ski system chosen will meet mission requirements and improve existing cold weather equipment the release states. Program Executive Office Soldier is evaluating skis with universal bindings, and the Army's 10th Mountain Division has procured and used similar systems with favorable results, according to the release. It is the best trail-breaking Nordic touring ski that I have ever tested (with the old snes Combat usgi a close second). This ski has a flat tail that helps this ski track like a XC ski should. I used both the 35mm and the 60mm Skin-Locks. This ski has such a wonderful round smooth flex- they just feel great when equally weighted, and you have the room to let them come around in a wide-arcing turn.
Conclusion snes Nordic ski technology is such a beautiful blend of new technology, steeped in tradition. But- I believe it comes with a significant cost- loss of effective flotation. A true Nordic touring ski for the backcountry- and with a flex pattern to handle some serious terrain. Most importantly it offers enough down-hill performance that it wont stop your desire to efficiently travel distance in hilly and mountainous terrain. The plan is different from the March 9 sources sought solicitation the Corps issued for a new military ski system for use at its Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California. A titanium-enforced binding plate. Truly awesome flex pattern: enough stiffness and camber for efficient xcountry travel; wonderful round flex for downhill turns; low camber facilitates efficient climbing. Fast, smooth, light and responsive. But, it is not just that low-profile second camber- I feel supported by the entire length eplehuset oslo sentrum of this ski when I am XC skiing on fresh snow. The modest dimensions make this ski manageable with light-duty BC boots/bindings on all but the most extreme terrain. Performance, cross-Country Skiing, i can easily control the camber of this 210cm ski- this is no high-performance XC ski- at least not from a groomed track perspective. Warm, wet snow.
I believe this ski would be better with a wider waist- say 68-70mm. The E-109 is more finely tuned towards XC skiing. Integrated Skin-Lock kicker skin.