New Touring ski setup

Discussion in 'Alpine Touring Gear' started by Batski, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Batski

    Batski

    Location:
    Rathdrum, ID
    Helping my bro make some decisions on skis.
    How do you guys feel about the following choices for a ski.
    G3 115 Empire carbon
    Wailler 112 pure
    Armada Kufo

    Suggestions please - comments on the above choices appreciated.

    These will be set up with Dynafit Radicals That we have.
  2. huckandchuck

    huckandchuck

    Location:
    Spokane
    What is the brake width on the dynafits? I have read that the brakes cannot be swapped out on certain models, so you may want to be careful about the ski width you run with.
    Anyone out there please feel free to veto my post if you know otherwise. I'm just going off of my research, not personal experience.
  3. Batski

    Batski

    Location:
    Rathdrum, ID
    They have 115 wide brakes on them currently. So he will be fine there.
    I was also noticing the 109 Synapse G3 carbon.
    So many choices!
    His current daily driver is the DPS Wailer 99, with the marker touring binding. He loves the Wailer 99, but I am trying to get him to lighten his whole set up including boots. His skis are light, but I hate to see him drill more holes in them to use the Dynafits, and it seems silly to have two pairs of identical skis.
  4. Other than having a setup with tech bindings, what is the goal of this rig? A powder ski or quiver of one? Maybe use this one for powder and his wailer 99s for early/late season missions.

    The wailer 112 seems a logical choice if he loves the 99s. I call my Voile V8s "the poor mans DPS" because the specs are so close and they cost half as much! Check out voile's other skis too.

    G3 is building some great skis, and people are loving that synapse 109 in pow/3d snow. I do hear that it's extremely lively and deflects easily in crud.
  5. Batski

    Batski

    Location:
    Rathdrum, ID
    Goal is a dedicated powder qaulity snow day ski, that tours well and skis powder well.
    As you said the 99s will remain his do it all ski.
    The wailer 112 is obvious - but we are not finding any real deals - still over a grand!
    Looking real hard at that synapse.
  6. Batski

    Batski

    Location:
    Rathdrum, ID
    He Bought the 185 Synapse, setting them up with Dynafit Radicals I took off my Bubbas.
    As well I decided to sell both of my skis ( armada JJ and Armada Bubbas) and I bought a pair of Voile V6 to use when I ski. I will rob the radicals off the JJ to put on the V6
    I much prefer boarding, but I have a daughter that likes it when I ski with her - probably because I suck at skiing and that makes her happy when she can beat old dad!
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  7. raynord22

    raynord22

    Location:
    Sandpoint
    By sell your JJs do you mean you sold them or they are currently for sale?
  8. Batski

    Batski

    Location:
    Rathdrum, ID
    for sale, was not planning on selling till this fall - but I can sell them now.
    However I think they are a bit small for you (I saw your gear post) - 176 I think these are.
  9. raynord22

    raynord22

    Location:
    Sandpoint
    Right on, good call definitely smaller than I am looking to go.

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