La Sportiva Mega Lo5

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As a beefier addition to the Lo5, the La Sportiva Mega Lo5 ski is better suited to resort pounding and challenging snow conditions. With a large crud busting tip blade and plenty of rocker, the Mega Lo5 will keep you out of trouble and allow you to enjoy sick days more.-- Paulownia wood cores keep it light for the backcountry-- Carbon fiber and pre-preg fiberglass laminates balance liveliness and dampening-- 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

Even ski mountaineering legends spend the occasional day skiing the resort or getting some lift-accessed backcountry turns. They keep their quiver simple and versatile by grabbing the Mega Lo5 Ski from La Sportiva, which has the backbone to handle hard skiing in tough conditions and the lightweight skimo DNA to keep you moving fast on the skinner. Poplar wood is light, strong, and energetic, and in the Lo5, the poplar core is reinforced with fiberglass and bi-directional carbon laminates to give it enough stiffness for you to drive it through less-than-ideal conditions without the weight penalty of metal inserts. ABS thermoplastic sidewalls help to keep things light, but have the toughness to stand up to the inevitable rocks and stumps that you'll uncover in tight couloirs and trees. Since versatility's the name of the Lo5's game, it features an early-rise tip that smooths out choppy snow and gives you enough float to cruise through powder. Traditional underfoot camber and a flat tail provide stability, turning power, and the ability to easily isolate columns and rutschblocks without a snow saw. Rubber tip, tail, and edge reinforcements keep things damp when you're maching through pow or rattling over icy snow, and reinforced holes in the tip and tail accept pre-cut La Sportiva Lo5 skins and help you construct snow anchors or a rescue sled. The tails are also notched and the tips tapered to easily accept traditional skin attachments. If you're on the prowl for a one-ski backcountry and in-bounds quiver, look no further.

- Backcountry.com

The perfect sidecountry or charging backcountry ski, the Mega LO5 improves on the popular LO5 by stiffening the core and lengthening the side-cut. The new construction creates an amazing balance of power and playfulness for backcountry and sidecountry skiers looking for one ski that can handle it all. The Carbon Fiber laminates and pre-preg layer add a lot of stiffness without adding weight. Specs: Dimensions 168cm: 125/95/115 Dimensions 178cm: 125/95/115Weight 168: 1815gWeight 178: 1915gFeatures: Abs Thermoplastic sidewalls.5mm Double Polyamide TopsheetsVertical Laminated Poplar Wood coreReinforced tip and tail attachment holes Flat Tails - Easy for plunging

- Second Ascent