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ALL MOUNTAIN SKIS WITH BINDINGS

ALL MOUNTAIN SKIS WITH BINDINGS

If you´re not really comfortable to go off-track and if race skis are just too racy for you, then a pair of Allmountain Skis is exactly what you need. With their special construction, they are hand-made for the use on and off-pisteon slopes all around the world. We provide all the high-level gear from Salomon, Rossignol, Atomic, Head, Elan... just to name a few.

ALL MOUNTAIN SKIS WITH BINDINGS
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SLOPE, TERRAIN OR BOTH?

As the name suggests, an all-mountain ski is well suited for the entire mountain. Whether on the slopes or for freeride adventures in the terrain, this ski is an absolute all-rounder. And accordingly, it also comes in a wide variety of shapes and variations. With center widths from about 70 mm up to 100 mm, the most diverse rocker constructions, weights and stiffnesses, there are all-mountain skis for beginners, advanced skiers and experts. All of them are well suited for both on and off-piste. But due to their specific characteristics like ski waist, some are more on-piste oriebtated, others more off-piste.

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ALLMOUNTAIN SKI

On-piste, this ski is turn-friendly and playful. Although not quite as super sporty as an on-piste ski, it can be used to apply decent pressure on the edges and make speed. At the same time, it offers float in untracked terrain, fresh pow or ungroomed terrain. And even in the ragged and blown slopes, the all-mountain ski is certainly stable on the move. No matter what the snow conditions, the Allmountain Ski shines with its versatility and performs almost everywhereon the mountain!


Decisive for the buoyancy in powder are the center width and weight of the ski. The wider and lighter the ski, the better it floats in powder. But a heavier ski also has some advantages. More weight makes the ski more stable, especially in hard terrain. Together with the torsional stiffness, the weight is also important for edge pressure. The stiffer the ski is around its own axis, the better pressure can be exerted on the edges, which is extremely important for sporty skiers on hard slopes. The weight of the ski is largely dependent on the fabrics used and the ski core. Many manufacturers rely on wooden cores, often paulownia or balsa, which is particularly light. To keep the ski stable even at such a light weight, metal is used in various ways: Metal laminate in the edge area or titanium inserts provide additional stiffness.

The ski's handling characteristics are also, as with any other ski, dependent on its radius. Allmountain skis are available with different radii, from around 10 to 20 meters. Generally, especially the wider skis also have a larger radius, as they are less tailored.


ROCKER AND CAMBER CONSTRUCTION OF THE ALLMOUNTAIN SKI

Many of our all-mountain skis with bindings are equipped with rocker constructions. Either with a so-called Tip-Rocker at the front shovel or with a Tip & Tail Rocker, i.e. rockered at the front and back. Rockers make it easier to turn around the ski and thus enable easier turn initiation. This makes skiing easier both on and off piste. The next step up from the tip or front rocker is the tip and tail rocker, which is slightly bent up at the front and back.

However, a good number of all-mountain skis with bindings also come with the classic construction without rocker: the full camber construction. The classic camber has its strengths above all on the piste. When the ski has a positive camber, the contact points on an unloaded ski are at the shovel and the tail of the ski. This means that there is always a distance to the snow under the binding. As soon as pressure is applied to the ski, the ski is under tension and gains continuous edge contact. This is particularly advantageous at high speeds and in tougher conditions.

 

CHOOSING THE RIGHT ALL-MOUNTAIN SKI

Which all-mountain ski is the right one for you depends largely on your skiing ability and style, as well as the intended area of use. Those who want to use their skis regularly on the slopes, step on the gas and only occasionally launch into the backcountry are well advised to go with a narrower all-mountain ski. Conversely, those who are more in the freeride area should rather reach for a wider all-mountain ski.


In between, of course, everything else is possible. And the choice is huge. To get started well prepared these skis com with the proper binding included.


TAKE CARE OF THE RIGHT SIZE

For beginners, the ski should go to about eye level. This makes the ski more maneuverable and accordingly easier to ride. For advanced skiers and experts, rather on body height, plus/minus 5cm. The longer, the smoother the ski.

So if you can't decide between piste and off-piste, an all-mountain ski is exactly the right choice. If you start off-piste with your all-mountain ski, please don't forget the necessary safety equipment, such as avalanche equipment. On piste, a helmet and a protector will add significant safety.