User Review: Alpina Woody
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50
A decent out your back door, State park type ski for a little deeper snow.
- Good construction
- Good glide
- Turn well
- None that I could find so far
I saw these on the Internet as a shop display model, unused but with mounting holes. I enjoyed my Alpina Trackers, so I decided that maybe a backup pair of cheap, wider skis might be worthwhile for larger snow dumps and for when I am in state parks and remote out-the-back-door trips.
I haven't used them yet, and will update when I do.
They share good build quality with the Alpina Trackers I already have, with the same sturdy "Scuff-Tuff" top sheet, which I found very edge-resistant. It is a pretty decent-looking ski also.
I've been told they are a very similar ski to the more popular Alpina Discovery only with a wood core instead of the Densolite foam core. It is a wider backcountry style I will look forward to exploring with.
Just recently used them after we got a foot of snow. Used them in the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, Mass., and skied single track and carriage paths. They climb steeper terrain well, track good and have decent glide as they are double cambered. On the return trip I had to ski down an access road and they held the snow well and allowed me to maneuver around and through footprints and snow shoot holes.
I also tried out Atomic Sierras the day before and I would say these are almost as good, but don't turn as well,Well maybe a tad less. Can't go wrong if you find a set of these in decent shape.