søndag 7. februar 2010

The Battle is on! - ski touring the major development 2011

First day at ISPO 2010, and what looks clear. The battle is on to make the best alpine touring boot combining climbing and downhill performance.

I must say the most impressive new development is by Blackdiamond, both for boots and skies. They have developed a totaly new range of skis and boots to enter the market in 2011. Without any further study I was impressed by their focus on lightweight gear. For the next season they will have a totaly new range of possible bestsellers in the lightweight segement.

Here's a sneak previw..

120 flex Quadrant

110 flex Prime

The brand new ski from Blackdiamond is called Drift. It has the meassure of 138-100-123. The 100 underfoot and extrem light weight will make this ski a possible leader in this catagory.

I have not tested the skies my self, but from the feel of it this seems to be a good ski for powder days. As I prefere the lighter skies this seems to be a very interesting new development. They weigh around 3,0kg and are quit soft doing the "bending test". Specially the noes seems to be from the softer end of the spectrum.

Nevertheless I look forward for the first test run:-)

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