Type II - Moderate
10 - 24 days / year
Start slow and taper off, I enjoy a challenging day as much as some meadow skipping.
Movement Race Pro 85 ski
Plum Oazo 8 bindings
Atomic Backland Carbon boot
Karol, As a note we list all of the verified weights based on an average of multiple skis. The manufacturing process can lead to variations in weight dependent on the amount of resin used during the layup process, slight weight differences in the core materials, etc. The posted weights are based on this algorithm so it is possible that as mentioned above the 77's came out a touch lighter based on the individual skis. Hope this makes sense!
Tom, Both are fantastic, neither is superior to the other is the short answer. The UL 78 may be a bit happier in hard packed conditions with it's tighter turning radius and 85% rocker profile. The X-Alp has a slightly wider shovel, which will stay afloat better if you find yourself in the good stuff. Your skiing style may be what tips the scales as you have picked two very well matched skis in terms of popularity amongst the staff and performance on snow. You really can't go wrong either way!
Travis, If you are looking for better downhill performance and the racing aspect is less of a focus the Blacklight 74 would be a great choice for fitness, volcano skiing and the occasional race as well! It will be more stable than a pure race ski and still come in at a low weight. Hope this helps!
Kate, Thanks for the question! Given how thin the original liners are for the Syborg going with these liners would be a good choice, but I would not depend on them to change the fit of the boot. Hope this helps!
Adam, Thanks for the question! No one here has used the Billy Goats (Verts are more appropriate in the Wasatch). The Billy Goat website does list the Petzl Leopard as being compatible, but we can not speak from personal experience. Sorry we couldn't be more helpful!
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