Dynafit Huascaran Ski

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Dynafit Huascaran Ski
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Evo (2014) $668.90 - $764.96
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USOutdoor.com (2013) $899.95
Christy Sports $899.95
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Dynafit Huascaran Ski -

Tourist-trapping mega resorts and carbon-spewing chopper outfits are the bane of your existence. Dynafit made the Huascaran ski to lead you far away from mass-marketed mountains to legendarily deep lines. This is the widest Dynafit ski ever produced, and it charges with the aggression of an ancient mountain beast and floats like a snowy owl on wing. 

Starting at the tip, you'll find Dynafit's Scoop Rocker, a long, rockered camber profile that keeps the tip elevated so you can punch through choppy chunder and stay on top of light, fresh snow. Gently rising tail rocker allows you to release the tail so you can pivot to change direction quickly or scrub some speed after a long, fast straight line. Despite its girth, the Huascaran is impressively maneuverable. Three types of of wood and a pair of Isocore stringers make this ski feel lightweight and responsive, and the triple-radius sidecut shape gives you progressively tighter turns as you tip the Huascaran further and further on edge. You get solid big-mountain performance in everything from notorious ski-movie terrain to tight, storm-day tree stashes.

To make ascending smooth, a big-mountain ski like the Huascaran requires a few additional touring-specific features. The tail uses a pintail shape to make it easier to slide this stick into the loops on your pack for boot packing, the tip accommodates Dynafit's Speed Skin touring skin attachments, and the base is made of a lightning-fast sintered graphite coating. Add a pair of lightweight touring bindings, and this is a ski that will break trail and allow you to pick your way to any stash or line you can spot from the valley.

Compared to the rest of Dynafit's touring skis, the Huascaran is securely planted in the world of freeride touring. This is the only Dynafit ski offered in an Alaska-ready 196cm length, and it's the only one with a triple-radius sidecut and a fully rockered profile. The Dynafit Grand Teton is the only ski that's comparable when it comes to width; otherwise, the Huascaran stands alone as the biggest brother in a family of light-and-fast touring skis.

Lining and Layers:

  • Micro sidewall - Dynafit has reduced weight by using less material in the sidewalls, but not as the expense of strength. These sidewalls are laid up in deeper horizontal layers, making them 1.5 times stronger and more impact-resistant than conventional sidewalls.

Fabric:

  • Cap construction with Torsion Box technology
  • Isocore construction - ultralight paulownia wood core with raised bamboo and beech stringers that provide excellent vibration dampening and a high degree of torsional strength, especially on wider skis

Insulation:

  • Fiberglass and carbon laminate provides good torsional stiffness and lateral reinforcement without weighing the skis down

Weather and Wind:

  • Scoop rocker - the evenly increasing radius up to the ski tip allows smooth and steady ride on crusty or corn snow.
  • Rockered tips allow smooth, predictable turns in all types of snow; rockered tails have a low rise that makes them easy to disengage at the end of a turn

Traction and Grip:

  • Triple radius - the comparitively short radius of 20 m at the binding, designed especially for extra-wide skis, allows excellent edge grip on steep ice.

Features:

  • Scoop tip rocker profile helps predictable turn initiation; flat tails aid holding power on steeps
  • Core is topped by a fiberglass/carbon hybrid laminate with Titanal inserts for outstanding durability
  • Base or topsheet color may vary from online photo
  • KLICK touring-skin attachment and pintail-shape flat tail
  • Patented titanal Dynafit Ski Insert System eliminates the need to drill your ski for Dynafit bindings (sold separately) and creates excellent ski-to-binding holding strength
  • Triple Radius sidecut with Pintail-shape tail
  • Ultralight paulownia wood cores keep the skis light and exceptionally smooth on every turn; bamboo stringers increase core strength without adding cumbersome weight
  • Fiberglass and carbon laminate with Titanal inserts
  • Dynafit Huascaran skis have a sintered graphite coating on the bases that enhances glide and improves wax retention
  • Tail rocker - gently increasing radius along the tail allows good control at high speed, even on steep, icy terrain
  • SpeedSkinFix system does not interfere with the attachment of other brands of skins that feature a tip loop and tail clip
TahoeMountainSports.com
This Dynafit ski is the culmination of lightweight and powerful performance technologies.
Peruvian mythology combines the different strengths of land mammals and ocean creatures, which explains the symbol of this ski - the Huascaran is the snow leopard fish.
Dynafit has conjured up a masterpiece, boasting the very latest ski technology in the form of scoop rocker and micro sidewalls for maximum grip on every turn.
It's the perfect ski, able to be aggressive while remaining light as a feather.
With its long, progressive tip as well as flat tail, the Huascaran delivers maximum float coupled with a perfectly smooth ride.
The Dynafit Huascaran is the embodiment of skiing pleasure and precise power transfer on all terrain.

Christy Sports

Dynafit Huascaran Ski:  Dynafit calls it “Free Touring” – you call it skinning up anything you see and skiing the biggest line you can imagine. The Husacaran ski makes anything possible with rockered tip, 134/115/125 shape, wood core and ABS “micro-sidewall”. One lap isn’t enough on a big days and at a svelt 1825 gr. each, the Huascaran helps you get back up the hill for more of why you ski. The Huascaran does NOT have Dynafit binding inserts and is compatible with any binding. Weight 1850 g (186cm)


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The Dynafit Huascaran is what happens when hard-charging big-mountain skis and featherlight touring skis collide. Named after the highest mountain in Peru, the Dynafit team rode these skis straight down from the 22,205' peak of Nevado Huascarán itself, amid razor-sharp ridges, great powder, cold temperatures, breakneck slopes, and rugged glaciers. The Huascaran manages to provide the security and stability needed for such a high-risk big mountain setting, while still weighing in at just 1850 grams per pair in a 186 cm length. That's why they call this ski the "Lord of the Cordillera Blanca."


Ski Features:

Evo (2014)
The Dynafit team went deep into the heart of the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca and came back with a strange creature indeed. This beast combines the width of a full-on powder ski with unheard of light weight. They call it the Dynafit Huascaran Ski, and you can buy it now. Dynafit's new Scoop Rocker and subtle tail rocker lets you float over any kind of 3D snow and butter your turns to your heart's content, while the wide ski specific triple radius sidecut offers security on ice and steeps. A sharply tapered Pintail lets the tip float just a bit higher in powder and facilitates getting the tails of the ski into carry mode.

USOutdoor.com (2013)
With all the power of a snow leopard and all the … lightweight … performance … of a fish found in the majestic Snow Leopard Fish that graces its top sheet, the Huscaran is Dynafit’s ode to a light, touring-friendly powder ski that doesn’t cut the corners on skiing performance.
At just 1780 grams (177 length), the mid-fat, 112mm waisted Huscaran tours like you would expect a Dynafit ski to tour – fast and light, with Dynafit SpeedSkin attachments built in –and the Paulownia wood core, complete with reinforcing beech and bamboo stringers for additional pop and stability, gives a snappy, fun feel that is still stiff enough to let the triple radius sidecut bite in and hold when you hit firm and icy surfaces. Early rising Scoop Rocker and a tapered pintail increase float in deep snow and the subtle Tail Rocker promotes a shorter turning radius and quicker speed checks. Never willing to cut corners on the basics, Dynafit has equipped the Huscaran with a tough and fast sintered graphite base, Micro Sidewalls to withstand hard impacts while shaving weight and a fiberglass/carbon laminate.

Oregon Mountain Community
Like the swimming leopard sea creature, on it's top-sheet, the Dynafit Huascaran ski can do many things. As a wide, rockered powder ski it dependably floats and noodles through the fluffy or the funky, but it also will rail a GS turn on the groomy or wind-boardy. For a lightweight (8ish lbs a pair) ski, it is pretty impressive that the Huascaran can accomplish all this on the downhill run and be so nimble uphill.

REI (2013)

Named for the 22,205 ft. peak in Peru, the Dynafit Huascaran skis thrive at high speeds on steep, powder-filled slopes.

Recommended rider weights are a general guideline. Please keep in mind that additional factors can affect which size will best suit your needs. If you have questions regarding ski and snowboard sizing, please contact us at 1-800-426-4840.

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Dynafit's Huascaran takes its name from the tallest peak in the Peruvian Andes.
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Activity:Backcountry skiing
Base:Sintered Graphite Base
Base Material:Sintered Graphite Base
Binding Mount Type:Any
Bindings included:Backcountry
Camber Profile:Single Camber
Color:White/Black/Green
Core:Isocore Paulownia Ultralight Core
Core Construction:paulownia, beech and bamboo stringers, bamboo stringers
Core Material:wood
Country of Origin:Austria
Dimensions:[167cm] 133 / 110 / 122 mm, [177cm] 134 / 112 / 123 mm, [186cm] 135 / 114 / 124 mm, [196cm] 136 / 115 / 125 mm
Field of use:FreerideTouring
Laminate:Fiberglass/Carbon Hybrid Technology with Titanal inserts
Length:177
Pattern Base Type:Waxable
Radius:35/18.5/30
Recommended skier weight:Backcountry
Recommended use:Ski touring, slaying powder
Reinforcement:Core Coating
Rocker:Tail Rocker
Rocker type:Scoop Rocker and Tail Rocker
Running surface:Sintered graphite coatings (Electra Race)
Sidecut:134-112-123
Sidecut radius:Backcountry
Sidewalls:Micro Sidewall
Ski camber:Backcountry
Ski design:Backcountry skiing
Ski dimensions:Backcountry
Ski terrain:Backcountry skiing
Tail Dimension:125
Tail Profile:Flat Tail
Tail Rocker:yes
Tip Dimension:136
Tip Rocker:yes
Type:Nordic Classic
Waist Dimension:115
Weight:4.25 lbs
Weight (g):1780 (177)
Weight per pair:Unavailable
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Reviews:

Me: 22 years old, 5"10 165lbs. PNW. Advance Intermediate.
Current Set up: 4FRNT CRJ 180CM with Radical ST, 179CM Klint Prime with Marker Barons
I took the Huascaran out to Stevens Pass in WA on 1/29/13 with 11" past 24 hours. The Huascaran is an extremely lightweight ski considering how fat it is, around 8lbs. I was very impressed by how such a light weight ski handled the cut up crud on the backside of Stevens Pass at Mill Valley. It didn't take long for me to get accustom to the length of the ski and found the ski to be fairly stable at speed and loved to charged. Since the ski is meant for backcountry touring there is a speed limit in the crud but performs remarkably well. I was able to find some deep untouched powder in some gladed trees and the ski never had tip diving and stayed up on top of the snow very well. For being a big mountain backcountry ski it performed way better than I thought navigating the gladed trees. The Huscaran has plenty of girth for powder but stays remarkably nimble among the trees. If one was doing super thick tree skiing I would size down but the Huascaran is really meant for speed and charging soft snow, and it excels at that. The ski has some pop and is fun to get air with it. The ski was surprisingly quick on the hardpack and windscorn ridges and was decent at it. The lack of significant camber and girth makes the Huascaran uncomfortable to carve for extended times but when you need it the ski is very quick to give it. Overall I am very impressed by the Huascaran and Dynafit surprised me with how versatile the ski is. For a pure backcountry pow ski I would definitely replace my CRJ but it lacks some of the versatility for a resort ski that the CRJ offers. Anyone looking for a backcountry powder ski that wants optimal float and an energetic, driving ski should considering the Huascaran!

Adam Watts at Backcountry.com on 01/30/2013

I should have done this last year. This is one of my all time favorite skis. Carves, surfs, slays ice and hard pack. Turns on a dime with no effort. Pow, chop, crud, rails. boot pack or skins. This ski simply rocks my snow world. Liked it so much I bought both a 177 and a 196. 177s are play toys. 196? Warp speed sleds. Dare to ride them that long. Tech bindings on both. Could be my one quiver ski for the NW. It isn't but it could so easily be the ONE for me. Could not be happier with a ski. Which is hard compliment to come by!
Never seen another pair on the hill. Too bad as they just have no clue what they are missing! Ugly graphic but it eventually grows on you. Some of my best runs ever last winter were on this ski. Grateful!!

Dane at Backcountry.com on 11/19/2013

While this is my first pair of light, backcountry powder skis - I absolutely love them. Sure, there are lighter skis out there, but they will be below the 110mm width. I finally made the switch from heavy, beefy Duke bindings and paired these with Dynafit Radical FT bindings, what an amazing set up. I just look at this ski and its awesome graphics - it makes me want to get out there ! I am 6ft and went with the 186 - a great fit. I could have gone 196, but I do some tighter tree skiing and jump turns in chutes, so I went 186. Besides, I don't even think I could fit the 196 in my car or on my sled ski rack! Those would be very long! Not worth the extra weight either. My absolute favorite pair of skis.

Blake Carley at Backcountry.com on 05/05/2013