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switchlip2Since when tf did commencal make skis.
CeleryWeird, in their park ski (which looks incredibly light btw) it says they have a rubber insert in the edges to absorb impact. Seems like marketing bs that would weaken the edges but I don't really know anything.
hot.pocketThey're probably referring to VDS (vibration dampening system) rubber, which every ski company puts along the edge. Helps things bond and to reduce vibration.
Could also be something completely different but that's my guess.
cydwhitSomebody please buy a pair and post an in-depth review. Commencal is low-key making the skis that most intrigue me this year. They're so light, and so cheap. Part of me thinks that their stated weights must be inaccurate, and another part of me wants to believe. It's also hilarious given that their bikes are so heavy. And their lineup is sorta illogical at first glance, but makes more and more sense the more you look at it.
The T.E.M.P.O. hits this awesome niche market of folks who skin inbounds and ski back down groomers. It's stupid light, perfect for everyone on the uphill pass, but no real backcountry skiing program.
The Clash is hypothetically, by the stats, in the ballpark for a lightweight do-everything touring ski.
And the Absolut is a 1300g park ski, which, in my book, means it's a ski mountaineering ski for newschoolers.
I want more info, SO BAD. I keep being tempted to buy a pair, just out of curiosity. They might suck, but will they suck enough to make me regret spending $450 on a 1300g ski? Probably not? The suspense is killing me!
She's skied two days on them. First day was funky snow and basically no vert, along with being first day back on skis, wasn't able to really get a read on them, but wasn't stoked on them. Day two was 18ish inches of pow, with some chop. Came down saying she was stoked on them in the pow, but as soon as she was on firm snow they got really squirly and unpredictable. Went home, threw a flat bar across them and one ski was suuuuper cupped. Like, a few mm of daylight in the middle of the base. Took them to a shop, got them ground, hopefully will be better. She'll probably write a full review for NS once she's had a few more days on 'em.
But, if you have a pair of Commencal skis, and they feel like shit, check the tune, could be that simple!
THE-Albino*Sounds worth it to me. How much did the grounding cost?