A common nugget of life-wisdom is that the journey is truly the reward. If you enjoy the levelling-up aspect of skimo racing, then the Ski Trab Powercup is just what you need. Light, sturdy, and not terribly painful on the wallet, the Powercup features a LiWood core as opposed to the Aramid honeycomb core found on the top end Gara Aero. The LiWood core is a light wood and ash wood blend, with hollow air channels running through the ski that reduce mass while still providing a solid backbone. While a few grams heavier than the aerospace composite core, it's more affordable and still built to last like all Trab skis. The 14-layer Trab construction can handle rough terrain and poor snow conditions and the Ski Trab Gara Powercup is the reliable partner you need for your journey towards podium glory.
- HiConnect is an internal bridge that connects the edges to each other through the core to provide torsional rigidity and durability.
- The NoShock tech is a semi-soft layer between the edge and core material which dampens vibrations and increases stability.
- A LiWood core adds a few grams, but brings unparalleled stability, reliability, and performance to a race-weight ski.
- With a DuoTech tail, you get the stability of a longer ski without losing the easy turning nature of a softer or rockered tail.
- HiBox is a woven carbon cage that stiffens the ski and adds mucho durability.
- Ski Trab offers a 3 year warranty on this ski.
- Made in Bormio, Italy.
|Lengths (cm)||157, 164, 171|
|Weight (pair)||1460g 
||Attivo clips or bungee tips|
||Attivo Progressive Flex|
||Attivo progressive shape, DuoTech swallow tail|
||Ski Trab 14-Layer cap|
||Liwood Airflex Core|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Training, racing, long walks in the snow park|
|Notes||More powerful version of the Gara Aero|
|Bottom Line||Trab quality at a great price|
|Compare to other Race Skis|
Questions & Reviews
In this case, the proper length would greatly depend on your application. If you are using these skis for racing, the 164cm length makes the most sense, as that is the closest length to ISMF specifications for the Men’s skimo racing division. If you are looking for a ski that you will use for racing as well as long days in the mountains, or more general touring, you may benefit from the extra stability provided by the 171cm length.
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The Gara does appear to be the next generation of the Powercup. As far as a comparison with the Maestro.2, here are my thoughts:
The Ski Trab Maestro.2 has a rounder flex, and will be more versatile in a wide variety of conditions. In contrast, the Powercup in the 171cm length is a long race ski. The extra length will provide additional float and stability at speed, but will still have a long side cut aimed at getting from point A to point B quickly. If you are looking for another speed touring ski that is not the Maestro.2, take a look at the Dynafit Blacklight Pro. It is super light, quite stiff, and a great companion for a wide range of conditions.
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