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The Dynafit Manaslu ski, with its revolutionary ski geometry, 23-cm long shovel, and tight dual-radius cut (35/21 cm), is ideal for high-altitude ski descents with highly varied snow conditions. This year, the Manaslu has a new aluminum skin tip and the core construction of the Stoke ski has been used, with 3 long bamboo stringers. This guarantees greater boost and a smoother performance. The ski returns quickly to its original position, even at high speed and on uneven terrain.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
The Dynafit Manaslu, with the core construction of the Dynafit Stoke ski, has smooth performance when turning, and lightweight perkiness uphill. The scoop tip rocker keeps you out of trouble in troublesome snow. Fall 2013 model 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 refers to the men's version
You don't need to be a ski-runner to appreciate a light and quick touring ski, but if uphill speed's not the only thing occupying your dreams, you'll probably appreciate something that lets you enjoy the downhills, not just survive them. On Dynafit's uphill-downhill spectrum, the Manaslu Ski checks in at "free touring," right between a freeride ski and a long-range tourer, making it one the most versatile boards available, appealing to speedsters on powder days and resort-bred rippers looking for a lighter backcountry set-up. It has an early rise Scoop Rocker tip that rides smoothly over variable snow and makes for easy turn initiation without sacrificing the stability and grip of a long effective edge, and a dual-radius sidecut for easy turning and edge hold in firmer conditions. Regardless of whether it's on the way up or down, the Manaslu is light and quick, thanks primarily to a Paulownia wood Isocore with beech and bamboo stringers that keep it lively and fun. Since it's not a super-light minimalist, it also has a biaxial fiberglass laminate and Titanal inserts that offer some backbone for you to push against, so you can ski hard even if conditions aren't ideal, and a construction that combines the durability of a sandwich layup with a light and flexible cap. The Manaslu also has a Speedskin attachment system, with notches in the tip and tail that quickly accommodate Dynafit skins, saving you time and hassle when you're leaving the parking lot or doing yo-yo laps in your favorite bowl.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Description of Dynafit Freeride Touring Manaslu Skis 09Nepals mystical Mt Manaslu calls to mind the snow drifts and very difficult conditions that have allowed only a very few men to scale the summit and ski back down again. The Manaslu ski, with its revolutionary ski geometry, 23-cm long shovel, and tight dual-radius cut 3521 cm, is ideal for high-altitude ski descents with highly varied snow conditions. Its light-weight wood-core construction and the use of high-performance laminates create an ideal balance between weight, performance and flexibility all with a 95-mm wide ski-base under the binding.FeaturesLength 169, 178, 187 Weight 1380g, 1450g, 1555g Radius 29.221.0 m, 35.421.0 m, 42.221.0 m Side cut 118-92-104 122-95-108 124-95-109 Core Construction Hand-selected ultra-light paulownia wood with fiber-glass reinforcement Laminate 100 carbon lower layer, Quadrax fiber glass upper layer Running Surface Sintered graphite race base with a lasercut logo and structural polish
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version