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Light but powerful, the Dynafit Manaslu 2. 0 Ski strikes a balance between power and efficiency making them an ideal ski for the dedicated backcountry skier. With weight in mind at every step of the design process, Dynafit put their lightweight Paulowonia isocore core at the heart of these skis, and then placed carbon stringers throughout the ski to save on weight, increase torsional rigidity, and dampen vibrations for a smoother feel through melt-freeze crusts. Unique to Dynafit's 14/15 line is their newly designed flex tip. With its 3D carbon construction, it dramatically saves on weight, and as Dynafit puts it, "behaves like a bike's suspension fork." Slightly narrower at the tip to save on materials and weight, the carbon inlay absorbs vibrations when you're skiing through crud and chunder. A notched front allows for a seamless attachment with Dynafit's newly re-worked speedskins for even more efficiency on the up-track. In order to handle the variable conditions common to the backcountry, the Manaslu has an early rise Scoop Rocker in the tip, camber underfoot, and rocker in tail. The unique triple radius sidecut allows for a relatively short turn radius for navigating tight and technical terrain, and provides excellent edge hold on steep and icy faces. Narrow pintails allow you to easily slide the skis into your pack when you make the final push to the summit, and with all the strength saved from not having to lug a heavy pair of planks up the mountain, your legs will be fresh for a fun and fast descent.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Dynafit Manaslu Backcountry Skis are built for big mountain adventures where every type of snow will be encountered, from deep powder to steep icy slopes.
- REI refers to the men's version
The Dynafit Manaslu 2.0 Ski, for women, is retooled for ripping. With a history of proven backcountry performance, the ''Slew'' has garnered a lot of love for its light, snappy performance. The lighter and stronger construction, in the 2.0, improves its torsional rigidity and holding power on firm snow.-- Core construction: Isocore Paulownia Ultralight wood with stringers in beech and bamboo-- Laminate: Biaxial prepreg in lower and upper layer with fiberglass and carbon reinforcementwith Titanal inserts-- Running surface: Sintered graphite coatings - super resistant - maximum wax resorption-- Rocker: SkiTouring-specific Scoop-Rocker2 construction with different characteristicsspecific to each ski length
- OMCgear 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