Freeride skis – go for the backcountry

In search of a new challenge in the mountains, more and more skiers are shifting focus to the backcountry. If you want to ski off-piste properly, you need a pair of skis with at least 100 mm of waist to surf the powder. Depending on sidecut and length, a fine but important line has to be drawn between Big-Mountain-Skis and Backcountry-Freeride-Skis. A pair of Big-Mountain-Skis is built for high speed, long turns and heavy drops, while offering stability and precision to the pilot. However, they require much power from the pilot in return. Backcountry-Freeride-Skis, on the other hand, are much easier to manoeuvre, more agile and very playful when it comes to doing backcountry tricks. 

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Freeride skis – go for the backcountry

In search of a new challenge in the mountains, more and more skiers are shifting focus to the backcountry. If you want to ski off-piste properly, you need a pair of skis with at least 100 mm of waist to surf the powder. Depending on sidecut and length, a fine but important line has to be drawn between Big-Mountain-Skis and Backcountry-Freeride-Skis. A pair of Big-Mountain-Skis is built for high speed, long turns and heavy drops, while offering stability and precision to the pilot. However, they require much power from the pilot in return. Backcountry-Freeride-Skis, on the other hand, are much easier to manoeuvre, more agile and very playful when it comes to doing backcountry tricks. 

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