Category Archive: Super-Fat

Skis with a waist width ~ 115mm +/- 5mm

May 08 2013

Review: Dynafit’s fat boy – Huascaran

Dynafit delivers the fattest ski they dare - Huascaran, 115mm wide at the waist.

  Anyone who knows my quiver knows I am not fond of oversized skis, especially those whose waist has ballooned beyond 100mm. When forced I’ll accept another 10mm of blubber but only with a locked heel. That bias runs deep, so beware this review is an attempt to give enough information based on my experience …

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Mar 29 2012

Review: Marquette Backcountry skis

Everything you might want in a waxless ski except metal edges. Fat, rockered, budget conscious.

When the concept of the Marquette Backcountry ski was first explained it sounded like a great idea. Kudos to the marketing department for truth in advertising. The sticker adorning the ski says these planks are 30% snowshoe, 70% ski. After having ski toured with them I concur one hundred percent with that assessment. One of …

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Mar 11 2012

First Look: H2OG’s Karen’cito, Kodiak & Tazlina

Dean Cummings works the backcountry media 'ho's at Alta resort. Fat skis on hard, thin snow - lovely.

Understanding the flow of snow is what inspired Cummings to develop his own ski brand. Many of his clients come to fly with Dean in his heli guiding operation and he sees what they need. Fatter skis. No, even fatter ones.