from Feb 17 2008 12:34:04:
got a chance to try out icelantics today. ben the owner was there all
day to answer any questions and chat it up. very nice guy.
i'm 6'3"-185 and normally ski k2 189 seths (192) or k2 189 hellbents
(194). yes icelantics are much shorter. but they're wider and
stiffer, which makes them ski much longer than what you think when you
see the specs. give them a chance.
nomad. 181cm. 140-105-130. stiff ski able to conquer any condition.
skied crusty morning chutes and heavy afternoon concrete. perfect
touring ski for the varied conditions that you get with the high
temperature flux's you get on spring days. the shorter length does
keep the speed down, which helps greatly with potentially shitty
conditions, trees, and enjoying the way down after all that uphill.
shaman. 184cm. 160-110-130. super stiff big mountain ski. crazy
shape like nothing you've ever seen plows through anything with a tip
shaped like elf shoes. if you're a big line skier under 6 feet tall
these could be your ticket.
da nollie. 180cm. 118-88-118. how many companies centermount their demo skis? soft buttery park ski.
pilgrim. 179cm. 127-90-113. agreesive carving ski. nothing too unique compared what else is out there.
would agree with all of your responses, except the one about the
shaman. I have rode the nomads, shamans, and pilgrims. The shaman is
really only a ski that is good for deep or smooth snow. With a 160mm
shovel, 110mm underfoot, and the pintail, they kill deep powder. The
one day I was on them (semi light snow in the morning to wet mank in
the afternoon), I was not able to sink the tip, ever. You can lean so
far forward on these its rediculous. This is the ultimate powder ski
if you dont want rocker and you like to turn. You can ski pretty fast
on them, but I wouldnt reccomend it as a big mtn charging ski. Too
much sidecut. Still a super sick ski, but I wouldnt want to charge on
it. They are a sick company with really well built skis, a cool owner,
and they are headed in the right direction too.