Tuesday, March 8, 2016

An interesting ski test

This morning I tested the XO skis, manufactured in Poland and marketed by Stéphane Exartier, a young French entrepreneur.

Besides being quite pleasant on the snow, well balanced, light and yet stable under the foot, I also discovered that the narrowest ski of the group we tested (77 mm underfoot in a 166 cm length) was also the most fun. Its wider counterpart (84 mm underfoot, 172 cm in length) was more awkward and not as easy to ski. 
Take-away for the day? I must reduce both the width and length or my skis and stop following the fattening craze that had messed up the quality of our collective skiing in North America.

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