La Sportiva Lo5

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Give the La Sportiva LO5 Alpine Touring Ski some skin; seriously, it deserves some love for its all-mountain versatility, light weight, and seriously thoughtful design. Fatter than the GT and with a moderately rockered tip to cruise over rough snow and through powder, the LO5 is La Sportiva's backcountry multi-tool. The 178 weighs just about 3. 5 pounds per ski, which is pretty light considering that it's not designed to be a superlight skimo board, and has plenty of features that rippers will dig: tough and powerful ABS sidewalls, a vertically laminated Light Karuba paulownia wood core, and multiple fiberglass and carbon-fiber laminates for a reasonably stiff and chargeable ride. La Sportiva made sure the LO5 has plenty of camber underfoot to make short work of icy pitches, rough snow, and steep, techy lines, and reinforced the tip and tail with dampening rubber layers to give you a smooth, predictable ride. The P-Tex 2000 base and 1. 8mm steel edges keep you mobbing along and stand up to the inevitable rocks you'll find out there, while the flat tail gives you plenty of power and control, as well as the ability to plunge your skis into the snow and isolate blocks when you're conducting stability tests. The LO5 also has attachment points for pre-cut La Sportiva skins, so you'll be able to hammer up the skin track, pop your skins off, rally down, and slap 'em back on in no time.

- Backcountry.com

La Sportiva's Lo5 Ski handles hard snow with style and has just enough tip rocker to smooth things out on powder and chopped up days. The lightweight carbon fiber construction keeps it playful and quick. The wood core makes it bomber and poppy. This ski is designed to perform on any given day of the season and on any run on the mountain whether running alpine touring bindings or telemark.

- CampSaver.com

The La Sportiva Lo5 has lightweight carbon fiber construction that keeps it playful and quick on the downhill and light on the uphill. The ample sidecut and wood core makes it bomber and poppy. Designed to perform in all snow and terrain, whether running alpine touring bindings or telemark, the Lo5 is very fun and very versatile.-- High-tech Carbon fiber laminates keep it stiff and lively without the weight penalty of metal-- Paulownia wood core keeps backcountry weight down-- Reinforced tip and tail attachment holes accept La Sportiva HiGlide precut skins and can be used for building anchors or an emergency rescue sled-- Flat tails are easy to plunge into firm snow when ski mountaineering and useful for isolating Rutschblock tests in snow pits

- OMCgear

The Lo5 handles hard snow with style and has just enough tip rocker to smooth things out on powder and chopped up days. The lightweight carbon fiber construction keeps it playful and quick. The wood core makes it bomber and poppy. This ski is designed to perform on any given day of the season and on any run on the mountain whether running alpine touring bindings or telemark.Features:Paulownia wood cores keep it light for the backcountryHigh-tech Carbon fiber laminates keep it stiff and lively without the weight penalty of metalReinforced tip and tail attachment holes accept La Sportiva HiGlide precut skins and can be used for building anchors or an emergency rescue sledFlat tails are easy to plunge into firm snow when ski mountaineering and useful for isolating Rutschblock tests in snow pitsSpecs:Sizes available: 178cm, 188cmDimensions: 125-95-115mmRadius: 178cm- 18m; 188cm- 19mWeight per pair: 178cm- 6lb 13oz/2.9kg; 188cm- 7lbs 8oz/3.1kg

- Second Ascent

Big powder chutes and open bowls are the Lo5 Ski from La Sportiva's playground, and with a high-rise shovel rocker and a flat tail, these versatile rockets chew though deep pow and technical backcountry terrain. A lightweight paulownia wood core with ABS sidewall construction with tri-axial and bi-axial fiber laminates give you stiffness and control without added weight, and the 105mm underfoot floats from the lodge to the backcountry with ease. Holes in the tip and tail for easy skin attachment. 25% rocker, 75% camber.

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