Blizzard Kabookie Skis – Men’s: The Kabookie Men’s Free Mountain ski takes the Flip Core Natural Rocker Technology and profile of our most versatile skis (98mm waist) and slims it down in to a light weight performance ski, that will go up fast and easy without sacrificing the performance on the way down. The wood core ski is pressed into its Rockered profile without bending or shaping the ski artificially. This is a real and noticeable difference in performance when compared to all other Rockered skis. At 1800 grams per pair (@173cm), no metal and a wood core this ski will outperform your expectations hiking and provide kick a$$ performance on the way down!
The Blizzard Kabookie Ski keeps the weight down and the performance high when you want to cruise in the backcountry. Whether it's quick-and-dirty laps or a full-on tour, this ski won't hold you back in either direction. The rockered tip and tail and ample width make it float through pow and crud; and the wood Flipcore makes it strong and responsive on the descent, whether snaking through trees or straight-running chutes. The mid-fat 98-millimeter waist and classic camber underfoot make it a nimble turner, and the sandwich sidewall construction puts precise power on the edges. This may be the most versatile (but uncompromising) of Blizzard's Free Mountain Lite series.
Bamboo and a double Quadrax layer create an even lighter look for the Bonafide's little brother, the Kabookie. With a lighter core and only a partial sheet of metal, the Kabookie won't weight you down in the backcountry pow, but still holds an edge on frozen morning groomers. Perfect for hiking those last few meters after the lift before losing yourself in the pleasure of making fresh tracks on the descent.
Sidecut: 133 / 98 / 118 mm
Construction: Sandwich Sidewall Double Quadrax - Poplar-Bamboo-ISO-Wood
Technology: Flip Core 3D, Sidewall
Camber: Tip&Tail Rocker
|Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length:||21m (@ 180cm)|
|Binding Weight Range:||N/A|
|Camber:||Rocker Tip & Tail, Slight Camber Underfoot|
|Length:||173 cm, 180 cm, 187 cm|
|Model #:||8A206300 001 173|
|Radius:||21.0 (180 cm)|
|Ski Gear Intended Use:||All Mountain|
|Special Features:||Light as a Feather|
|Target User:||Hard Core Hikers who go up as much as they go down|
|Tip/Waist/Tail Widths:||133/98/118mm (@ 180cm)|
|Type:||All-Mountain Wide Skis (91-110)|
|What Binding is Included?:||N/A|
The Kabookie is the Bonafide without metal. Taking the metal out saves about a 1 lb per pair. The Kabookie would be a great option if you want the Bonafide shape but without the metal construction. For some people metal is a great feeling but if you're not used to it or have been skiing on fiberglass construction skis others might not like it. The Kabookie uses Blizzards proprietary Quadrax weave instead of metal so the ski still has all the same performance characteristics as the Bonafide just with a slightly lighter weight. A great Backcountry option for someone not wanting to sacrafice any performance on the down or just a different option for someone not wanting all the dampness that metal construction skis provide.