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I have skied on the MTN 88 in a 169 cm length (I'm 5'11'' and 170 lbs) for a year now. Damn this ski is so much more than I expected it to be. I bought the ski as a spring mission, corn harvester / couloir hopper. That is certainly what it does best. At 1200g/ski its about 200g heavier than the lightest skis in the same length. But with more weight comes less deflection, and I'm happy to pay that weight penalty for a ski that handles variable conditions much better than other featherweight comparables (Atomic Backland UL 85 or Movement Alp Tracks 85). This ski is easy to ski, it holds an edge well, the partial sidewall does a great job with dampening the ride and providing durability (these are much more durable than expected and I consider myself to ski these harder/faster than what would be responsibly warranted). The shovel is big and has a bit of tip rise, but generally the ski is a traditional shape with no tail rise and plenty of camber underfoot. What do I not like about these skis? There is no tip notch, so I cut my own. Otherwise, the MTN 88 turned out to be a phenomenal skinny ski for big missions: capable and handling challenging skiing, and with a race binding, they clock in at just over 1300g per ski. Thank you Salomon for all of the giggles and high fives that were a direct consequence of these skis.
This was going to be my spring ski but I’ve found myself taking it out for any longer tours whether there is fresh snow or not. Skied couloirs, powder and mank better than I expected. Paired with Dynafit super light 2.0 and Maestrele RS. 6’ 200lbs and I did the 184cm.