TNORTSSome of the moment guys that rip kirkwood told me the wildcat 108 is their new favkrite ski and dont want to rip anything else as a tahoe saily driver
-arc-The tour version?
They're on the stock build Wildcat 108, Whatford has a pair of the tours currently but is working on getting touring bindings etc...the tour version will ski similar to the resort built, but with any of our touring skis, you sacrifice a little bit of performance in the way of weight savings.
For the most part, the tour builds will be less damp throughout, so they'll get kicked around a little more in variable and chop snow. Nothing major, but it's a difference. The trade off in performance is worth the savings in weight, and for the record, when producing tour models (while we do want to save weight) the downhill performance is most of the time
more important to us than saving huge
amounts of weight. We could make these things easily a pound or two lighter per ski, but that would tank the overall performance on the way down.
For reference, here's the Blister review of the regular width Wildcat Tour (when it was the Bibby Tour, same ski). They go into detail about how the tour layup differs from the regular layup: