Similar in shape and size to the Denali, the Dhaulagiri is not the same ski. It is much more damp, playful, and forgiving. Built with a layup more similar to the Manaslu series, the orange screamers are fun and robust, at the expense of several extra ounces. The paulownia core has some poplar mixed in which adds a bit of rebound and strength. It also reduces vibration, as does the carbon-glass wrapping mixture. The Carbon Speed stringers that make the Dynafit skis stiff and light are still running the full length of the ski. That is except for the 3D flex tip, which is designed to eat powder up. The sidecut and shape have been tuned to be a little straighter and easier to slarve around. If you want to save a little cash and add a little smile, the Dhaulagiri is for you.
- Full sidewall makes the ski more damp and resistant to rock impacts.
- Paulownia-poplar core is strong and gives a lightweight poppy feel.
- Dual radius sidecut lets you control the turn with a weight shift.
- Carbon/glass torsion box wraps the core for rigidity and strength.
- Carbon Speed Stringers are used as a stiffening mechanism.
- Flex tip is cut to save weight and be forgiving in rough conditions.
- Pin tail eases pack insertion and planting the ski in the snow.
- Orange so you can find it and to double as a traffic cone.
|Lengths (cm)||169, 177, 183|
|Weight (pair)||2660g 
|Turn Radius||16.5-18.8m 
|Skin Fix||Tip notch, flat pintails|
|Profile||430mm tip rocker, 200mm tail rocker|
|Construction||Full sidewall w/ carbon speed stringer|
|Core||Paulownia and poplar wood|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||All mountain touring|
|Notes||Flex tip drives effortlessly|
|Bottom Line||Versatile daily driver|
|Compare to other High-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
They are great in the steep and deep, floatation is excellent.
Turn initiation is spot on and they are very forgiving.
They do well blowing through crud and chop.
My only complaint is they are not that great on boilerplate ice or super hard refrozen hardpack; you can get them to bite, but something with more camber would be better in those conditions. On the hard stuff, they also tend to chatter a bit at speed.
Very happy with these skis! They seem to be a great balance between lightweight but not sacrificing too much in the skiability department.
I would love your recommendation on length for these skis, I'm 5'10", 176 lbs I'm moderate/advanced skier and do 70% Resort and 30% Touring. I was thinking that 183 should be my best choice, could you confirm?
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