One of my favorite skis tested at the trade shows this season. This is a snappy, stiff touring ski built to handle a wide range of conditions. Often times during trade show ski testing you find yourself skiing hard pack and moguls at the ski resort. Unfortunate for backcountry skiers but definitely a strong test for a ski.
The Tour 88 can trace it's lineage back to the cult classic Cho Oyu, one of our favorite touring skis of all time. The 88mm waist means less weight and skin drag on the up, while the 123mm tip provides enough float for yo-yo pow laps on the deepest of days. Dynafit throws some poplar in to the mix along with the ultralight paulownia to create a light yet snappy and skiable core.
In the Tour construction, you find all of the technologies that set Dynafit apart. The alloy tip and tail attachments, with from tip notch, are an industry favorite in terms of skin attachment. Subtle early rise in the tip and a 3D carbon construction allow you to drive the tip of the ski throughout the turn.
We're yet to find that true quiver of one, but this could be in the running.
|Weight||1380 g (174 cm)|
|Lengths||158, 166, 174, 182, 189 cm|
|Dimensions||123 / 88 / 107 mm (174 cm)|
|Profile||tip rocker, early rise tail, camber|
|Construction||carbon laminate, wood; micro sidewall|
|Recommended Use||All Mountain Touring|
|Manufactuer Warranty||1 year|
I picked up a set of Tour 88s from the CCBC crew in November 19' because I wanted to go uphill at the Aspen resorts but I didn't want to lose my ability to ski well. The team recommend me the Tour 88 and i've been so happy with it. I went with the TLT Speed binding, and the whole setup is light and flies uphill. When I lock in for the descent, I feel like the ski has really nice edge hold and I can lock in on hardpack and icy terrain. When the powder stacks up on those rare days, I find the ski to be playful and turney. Overally, I think the performance offered for the price point of these is hard to match! Thanks again CCBC.