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If you liked the old Karhu 10th Mountain Tour, you'll love the Madshus Epoch backcountry skis. It's the same ski...only better. If you don't know what the 10th Mtn Tour/Epoch is all about, and you are still backcountry ski touring on long skinny skis, you need an upgrade. Once you have gone short and fat, you will never go back.-- Stable, great flotation, easy to maneuver, excellent climbing...and they turn! -- MGV OMNI no-wax base provides kick and glide with a progressive, positive-set waxless pattern-- Full length metal edges-- Note: most users find that when in-between sizes, best results are to size down.
What time is it' It's touring time! Even if your clock is malfunctioning, the Madshus Epoch Ski won't. This go-anywhere, do-anything ski has a lightweight and lively Multicore wood core that flexes evenly so you don't get hung up in sticky or soft snow, with a progressive sidecut and full-length metal edges that allow smooth, confident turns in variable snow conditions so you don't find yourself stranded in backcountry quicksand. There's no messing with skins or waxes, since the Epoch has an Omnitrak waxless base, which features sharp, tightly-set scales under foot for maximum grip and rounder, more well-spaced scales in transition zones to improve uphill and downhill glide. Mount it with NNN bindings for a lighter set-up, or go full-on old-school 3-pin for a burly tourer that will eat eat forested glades, gentle bowls, and logging roads for lunch,
Designed to tour and turn with equal skill, the Madshus Epoch cross-country downhill skis bridge the gap between Nordic kick-and-glide and downhill-oriented backcountry skiing.
Sitting between cross country touring ski and backcountry touring skis, the Madshus Epoch is built to handle whatever terrain you find. The extruded, positive Omnitrak base is super durable and really takes a bite out of steep terrain. A progressive radius sidecut carves when you need it without adding drag to your tour.
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A confident go-anywhere ski, the Madshus Epoch quickly covers ground up or down hills, and anything in between. The Omnitrak NoWax base provides superior kick and glide with a progressive, positive-set waxless pattern, while the progressive radius sidecut and full-length edges turn effortlessly with the Epochs lively flex. From logging roads and backcountry trails to forested glades and low-angle bowls, the Epoch skis with ease.