Dynafit Cho Oyo
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There's a conundrum that comes with building skis for long, fast trips in serious, high-consequence terrainhow do you design a board that's light enough for serious approaches and fast ascents, but stiff and strong enough to handle sketchy conditions in serious no-fall zones' The Cho Oyu Ski is Dynafit's magic bullet, built with an ultra-light paulownia wood core that's reinforced with a torsionally stiff carbon speed stringer and Quadrax biaxial laminate, creating a ski that's the lightest of Dynafit's non-speed touring models, but with many of the terrain-munching features found it its freeride models. The triple-radius construction, for example, has a fairly wide tip, proportionally narrow shape under the binding, and a pintail that's significantly narrower than the tip, providing superior underfoot grip on icy snow and, along with the tail rocker, an easily-adjustable turn shape that can suit any terrain. The pintail shape also lets you dump speed in an emergency and makes it easy to slip the Cho Oyu into pack ski-carry systems, while the Scoop Rocker tip handles variable snow with ease and allows smooth, easy turn initiation. With a surprisingly wide shovel, the Cho Oyu doesn't immediately look like a speedy super-light ski, but Dynafit's got some tricks up its sleeve. The Flex Tip, as they call it, tapers to a very narrow point and is made nearly entirely of lightweight carbon, which reduces weight and dampens vibration, so you don't get thrown off balance in dangerous situations. Micro sidewalls use less material than traditional constructions and extend deeper into the core of the ski, making them torsionally stiffer and more resistant to impact than standard sidewalls. When you're ready to open it up and enjoy making some powder turns, the sintered graphite base will keep you flying, letting you really love any surprise alpine pow.
Despite the wide geometry, the Dynafit Cho Oyo Ski weighs only 1080g (174mm) and is thus perfect for deep snow as well as for expeditions and high-altitude tours. The Flex-Tip design in a new, slim shovel geometry and micro sidewall in the binding area - just as in the Nanga Parbat model - are the perfect way to ensure load capacity on difficult terrain and a direct transfer of power, while still retaining its broad applicability.
Follow the light & responsive revolution with Dynafit's Cho Oyu Ski, a carbon-infused tour ski that can throw tips better than the local pub dart champion. Match these race-weight skis with TLT-6s and you'll be at the summit before you know it. Micro-sidewall technology adds torsional rigidity and smooth flex for the neutral skier. SpeedSkin attachment points at tip & tail.
- Mountain Gear
For expedition or expeditious local tours, Dynafit Cho Oyu skis spare your legs, in the uptrack, leaving you plenty of juice for the drop-in descent. A lightweight Paulownia wood core, strengthened with a layer of fiberglass and carbon reinforcement, reduces overall weight while a titanal plate, and carbon stringers, ensures torsional rigidity, and holding power on the steep and firm. Paulownia wood core with carbon and titanal reinforcement scoop rocker construction for easy turn initiation Even radius side-cut Tail rocker Proprietary Dynafit skin attachment system