Monday, December 7, 2009

The K2 Obsethed

This post I am going to examine the Obsetheds. This ski Seth Morrison's pro model ski; it was designed , tested, and approved for his style and approach to skiing. This ski focuses on big-mountain and powder skiing. The 2010 model is 105 mm underfoot, and has Progressive Sidecut and Rocker design to enhance flotation in powder and soft snow. However, the shorter rocker design increases it's versatility in crud or on hardpack.

Dimension: 138/105/125

Radius: 24 @ 179/Standard Taper

Construction: Vertical ABS Sidewall

Core: Fir

Features: Tip and Tail 10/20 Rocker Design
3.5 mm Edge
Tip Plate and Tail Rivets
Triaxial Braiding

Sizes: 169, 179, 189

This ski is perfect for the skier who only wants a versitial ski and prefers sking 70% powder and 30% hardpack snow. I currently ski the older model of the Obseths, and they suit me perfectly.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Finding the Right Ski

Finding the right ski for you is a difficult process, but first you have to ask yourself a few questions:

What level of skier am I?

This is not the same as ability level, but rather what type of skiing you prefer. You must decide whether you like to ski at a slower pace down a smaller slope; or at a varied pace down a variety of slopes; or perhaps you prefer skiing fast down steep slopes. It has to do with preference not ability.

What type of skiing will I be doing?

There are many different types of skiing types and conditions, so an important question that you must ask is what type of skiing is relevant to me. There is powder skiing, hard pack skiing, does your environment have an tendency to ice over snow.

How fast do I want to go?

Different types of ski construction and lengths tend to move at different paces than others. The speed that you would prefer to go is an important factor for choosing a ski.

How hard do I want to work?

Some skis tend to demand more out of the skier. Do you want to be constantly pushed to reap the benefits of a more demanding ski, or would you prefer a more relaxed and recreational ski?