When skiing peaks like Nanga Parbat, the cost of mistakes can be severe. So Dynafit, utilizing the insights of Luis Stitzinger, designed the Dynafit Nanga Parbat Ski, a pair of boards that are light enough for speed touring, yet burly and forgiving enough to handle variable and difficult snow conditions.
To make the Nanga Parbat as light as possible, Dynafit crafted it with an ultra-light paulownia wood core that's reinforced with a torsionally stiff carbon speed stringer and Quadrax biaxial laminate. The mountaineering-ready construction features a wider tip, proportionally narrow under-binding width and a pintail that provides sensitive ski control, even at high speeds. These features come in doubly handy, because you can easily carve whatever turn you need with the tail rocker, and the pintail shape lets you dump speed in an emergency and makes it easy to slip the ski into pack ski-carry systems. The Scoop Rocker tip handles variable snow with ease and allows smooth, easy turn initiation. The triple-radius sidecut is highlighted by a tight radius at the bindings that provides excellent grip in dicey terrain.
Dynafit covered all of its bases for the high-altitude enthusiast, who doesn't like to compromise in weight and features. The Flex Tip tapers to a very narrow point and is made almost entirely of lightweight carbon, which reduces weight and dampens vibration. Micro sidewalls use less material than traditional constructions and extend deeper into the core of the ski, making them torsionally stiffer and more resistant to impact than standard sidewalls. This also ensures optimal load capacity over difficult terrain and direct transfer of power, so you always stay in control.
I recently got started in skimo racing and didn't want to invest in a full race setup that doesn't do anything besides going uphill fast. This is a nice compromise in terms of weight. The set with Dynafit bindings weighs about 6 pounds, so my fitness is my only excuse for lack of speed uphill. When you rip the skins and point downhill, you realize that these are not what they appear. Lots of pop and scoop rocker, so they plow through everything. Turns are easy to initiate and control. I can't wait to get these up to the Tetons in the spring. These are ski mountaineering weapons. Get the Dynafit skins that go with these boards, ripping skins from the tip without having to remove the ski is an excellent feature.
The Nanga Parbat is one of the best ski mo ski Dynafit has yet produced. Better than the Broad Peak, better than the 7 Summit. I love what this ski is capable of. The weight? Almost unnoticed.
bigger review here but that is the short version