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Ski test: Black Diamond Boundary 107 (season 2016-17)

It is clear that skis is not for riding and they need to be tested there for what they were created - in the ski tour. But, on the other hand, there are questions about their riding properties. We will not understand who is right and test them.

After riding there are plenty of issues, but approach to this issues is quite ambiguous, and if you look at them through the prism of ski-tour many unpleasant moments becomes an advantage.

Roll out on a broken snow skis behave very badly. Their spreads, they do not absorb the snow heterogeneity, smooth tip rocker cuts no bumps, and gets on them and bumps all the staff arrive at his feet, and they have to work to his feet. But, you ski tour to ride on bumps? No way. You ski tour for fresh snow or sometimes ice crust. And in such conditions, smooth rocker and tight tip will be good even providing stable riding at speed. In riding skis is clearly not enough in their rigidity geometry for maneuvering, but definitely it is clear that when you add geometry skis lose in a ski tour and when driving on the traverse will be stabbed up the mountain, significantly worse than the lack of geometry in a turn while riding on broken snow.

As a result, we see that if on skis regarded as the natal frontside lfzhi they are well, just no ice. If you look at them as skis for ski tour and ski resorts outside of civilizations and it is great that skiing and go smoothly and will go fine, but on a smooth homogeneous snow, as it should be at a ski tour.

Short turn
slide
carve
long turn:
slide
carve
Edge grip
Stability / turn radius 7 / 18 - 22 m
Dynamics and impact / turn radius 4 / 16 м.
Turn radius range 16 - 22 м.
Controllability
Skiing comfort
Favorite slope 1 - 8
Overall ranking

Averages ski estimates all tested on a 10-point scale: 0 - the lowest evaluation (bad), 10 - the maximum score (good).
"Turn radius range" - the turning radius in which skis showed best results (determined by the tester, not by the skis specification).
"Skiing comfort" - dependence on the quality of the slope. 0 - ski dependent from it, 10 - completely independent of the quality of it and goes on slope of any level of preparation.
"Favorite slope" - range of the slope hardness on which the ski works well: 0 - soft slush, 10 - the hard frosty slope.

Good skiing option for ski travel in places where there is a lot of snow or ski tour for the sake of freeride geometry because at the ski is wide enough. Not freeride-rounders and combining skiing resort / ski tour is best not to make. By handling and speed skiing expert and not sure Novichkova. But, the experts will give good performance on the rise in different circumstances and on the way down in a wide range of snow conditions.

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