December 16, 2006

Ski test day in Morzine

We skied in Avoriaz today, there's a ski test on so you can just turn up, give them your ID and take a pair of skis to try. Lots of tents, I tried the Scott Aztec Pro, the K2 Apache Outlaw and the Dynastar 8000. The Aztecs were good, very good, they felt like a cross between my race skis and my B2s, that is, I've now decided that everyone IS right and that the B2s are a bit dull, the Aztecs are less dull and more capable all over the mountain than my race skis....

The Outlaws were better than I expected, I wanted a pair of Recons but they were out. The Outlaws were wide underfoot and a big stiff freeride ski, but they were still pretty fast from edge to edge on piste and had nice hold.

I wanted to try the 8800s but the pair they gave me had touring bindings on that the binding boys didnt understand so I took a pair of 8000s that they could set up for me. I enjoyed the 8000s more than I did the last time I tried them...

It would have been nice to try the skis in a mix of on and off piste but there is no off piste, well, there is but it's a rock garden with a splattering of pow on it...

Looks like we might have some fresh snow tonight, so maybe I'll get some powder tests tomorrow!

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Posted by Len at December 16, 2006 10:49 PM | Categories: Season 2 - Ski Days

Id like change my Rossignol scratch BC wrs beacuse I want a freeride ski with best polivalent and good carving. I think that the k2 outlaw can be a good ski for this and better option than BC. Could you say me something about the outlaw and my opinion?

Posted by: Nacho at February 23, 2007 11:30 AM

Try it and see. I havent skied the BC so can't compare. The best way to know is to ski them one after the other on the same route...

Posted by: Len at February 23, 2007 06:56 PM
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