Dynafit Huascaran

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Tourist-trapping mega resorts and carbon-spewing chopper outfits are the bane of your existence. Dynafit made the Huascaran ski to lead you far away from mass-marketed mountains to legendarily deep lines. This is the widest Dynafit ski ever produced, and it charges with the aggression of an ancient mountain beast and floats like a snowy owl on wing. Starting at the tip, you'll find Dynafit's Scoop Rocker, a long, rockered camber profile that keeps the tip elevated so you can punch through choppy chunder and stay on top of light, fresh snow. Gently rising tail rocker allows you to release the tail so you can pivot to change direction quickly or scrub some speed after a long, fast straight line. Despite its girth, the Huascaran is impressively maneuverable. Three types of of wood and a pair of Isocore stringers make this ski feel lightweight and responsive, and the triple-radius sidecut shape gives you progressively tighter turns as you tip the Huascaran further and further on edge. You get solid big-mountain performance in everything from notorious ski-movie terrain to tight, storm-day tree stashes. To make ascending smooth, a big-mountain ski like the Huascaran requires a few additional touring-specific features. The tail uses a pintail shape to make it easier to slide this stick into the loops on your pack for boot packing, the tip accommodates Dynafit's Speed Skin touring skin attachments, and the base is made of a lightning-fast sintered graphite coating. Add a pair of lightweight touring bindings, and this is a ski that will break trail and allow you to pick your way to any stash or line you can spot from the valley. Compared to the rest of Dynafit's touring skis, the Huascaran is securely planted in the world of freeride touring. This is the only Dynafit ski offered in an Alaska-ready 196cm length, and it's the only one with a triple-radius sidecut and a fully rockered profile. The Dynafit Grand Teton is the only ski that's comparable when it comes to w...

- Backcountry.com

Dynafit's Huascaran takes its name from the tallest peak in the Peruvian Andes. At 6768m, it's a land of glaciers, razor-edge ridges, cold temps, and great powder. It's a backcountry skier's dream and the inspiration for the Huascaran. Dynafit optimized the rocker, front and rear, to give you balance, control and predictable transfer into your next backcountry turn. A short radius of 20m at the binding edges hard on steep, icy terrain. A pointed tail that slips into your backpack's ski carry system is a small touch you'll appreciate when it's time to carry your gear.

- Mountain Gear

Named for the 22,205 ft. peak in Peru, the Dynafit Huascaran skis thrive at high speeds on steep, powder-filled slopes.

- REI

Like the swimming leopard sea creature, on it's top-sheet, the Dynafit Huascaran ski can do many things. As a wide, rockered powder ski it dependably floats and noodles through the fluffy or the funky, but it also will rail a GS turn on the groomy or wind-boardy. For a lightweight (8ish lbs a pair) ski, it is pretty impressive that the Huascaran can accomplish all this on the downhill run and be so nimble uphill. Light paulownia wood reduces core weight bamboo stringers increase core strength Fiberglass and carbon laminate for torsional rigidity Scoop tip rocker profile helps predictable turn initiation; flat tails aid holding power on steeps Speed Skin Fix attachment system securely attaches Dynafit skins

- OMCgear

With a long, flat tip and a progressive tail, the Dynafit Huascaran delivers maximum float and a perfectly smooth ride.

- EMS