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If you're looking to go fat, Icelantic Nomad 115 skis are for you. Wide 115mm waists with tip and tail rocker deliver remarkable float, predictable flex and that surfy feel that powder hounds demand.
Features of the Icelantic Nomad 115 Skis Additional girth underfoot provides a solid platform for deep powder Poplar Wood core Rocker tip and tail Bombproof construction
For the 16/17 season the Nomad Freeride Series has been introduced by Icelantic. Icey has taken their spirited flagship Nomad and now offer it in four widths. The Nomad 95 is a narrower, tighter turning brother of the 105. Decreased turn radius and creative flex that let the skier expressly carve, jib, pivot and bounce to their satisfaction. The Nomad 95, with a rockered tip and tail and 2mm of camber under foot, allows the rider to display his true colors. When engaged, the camber allows for railing turns and for commanding the hard pack. The rockered tip and tail allow the ski to float in powder or to pivot so that you can add some freeride fun. The Nomad 95 tends to be a stiffer ski that allows the rider to power through turns while maintaining enough pop to be playful. Just like a Nomad, who likes to wander from place to place, this ski has precision movements and a spirited freedom that will take you to new places in the Mountains. The Nomad 95 starts with a poplar core which is seen frequently in skis manufactured in the USA because of its strength to weight ratio and the lively feel. Next comes a triaxle fiberglass laminate; the fibers in this laminate run laterally, vertically and diagonally. The combination of three directional fibers adds greater strength while allowing less resin to be used . . . think weight savings. The topsheet is made from cabonium, a carbon fibre matrix that allows for great strength and torsional rigidity at only a fraction of the weight of fiberglass.
Skiers are wanderers by nature, so Icelantic designed the Nomad RKR Ski to be the perfect sidekick on all your powder-crushing, hardpack-cruising, and mountain-exploring adventures. Since it's designed to rally whatever sort of terrain you point it at, the Nomad sports a hybrid camber and rocker construction, with a slight-but-edgy 2mm of camber underfoot and a rockered tip and tail that smooth out rough snow and plane over fluff for a fun, versatile ride that'll never have you wishing you brought your other boards to the hill. The springy poplar core keeps things playful on side-of-the-trail hits and medium-sized cliff drops, but it's been laid up with two fiberglass laminates, one unidirectional and one triaxial, for lateral and fore/aft stiffness that let you drive the Nomad hard without it getting noodly (Icelantic gives the Nomad RKR a 7/10 flex rating, if you're curious). The binding mount zone's been reinforced with a fiberglass plate--if you've never pulled out a heelpiece, now's not a good time to start--and the sidewalls are made of rugged Durasurf 2001 P-Tex. The Durasurf 4001 bases are sintered for speed and wax retention, and the 2. 2mm steel edges slice up the frontside with the all precision of a Japanese blade, so you can jump turn the chute off the summit, mob through the open terrain, and finish off on a groomer without batting an eyelash. And, of course, there are Icelantic's famous graphics, done by artist Travis Parr and guaranteed to help you start chairlift convos with the hottie on the rental boards.
Designed and handbuilt in Colorado at the Never Summer Industries factory, the Nomad RKR Skis from Icelantic put and early-rise tip and tail into a traditional shape for possibly the most fun you can have on the snow. Carve where you need to, drift where you want to, these rocker/camber skis give you power on-demand. The ultra-durable Never Summer construction makes aggressive thrill seeking more balanced and beautiful.
- Mountain Gear