After seeing the joy on the co-owner of Ski Trab’s face while making smooth turns in the Wasatch during low-tide, we knew we had to have what was under his feet. The Trabucchis truly love their craft, and the new Mistico is the latest product of that labor of love. It’s a wider version of the venerable Magico that excels in variable conditions, according to Adriano (both verbally and demonstrably). Like its little brother, the Mistico features the Attivo progressive shape and flex. The design can’t be explained succinctly with contemporary marketing lingo (e.g. rocker), but it just seems to work for whatever you’re doing. Despite our poor Italian, we could make out the subtle refinements that were being planned for the production version. Trab continues to produce the most meticulously designed skis in the world, with a cohesive plan from tip to tail.
- 14 layers of love make for one of the most technically advanced skis on the market.
- Honeycomb core is made of Aramid a super-strong synthetic that has a smooth flex.
- Attivo progressive shape and integrated flex provide ease-of-handling in most conditions.
- High carbon steel (52 HRC) edges bite into white-ice and are relatively rock-resilient.
- The core is wrapped in a carbon Hibox to give excellent torsional properties throughout.
- Additional fiber plates and carbon reinforcements add to the amazing lightweight performance.
- Attivo shock absorbers are strung from tip to tail to dampen the ski and increase the top speed.
- Very hard sintered bases can take some abuse and come textured for a race-like glide.
- Duo Tech is Trab’s swallow-tail that steers precisely but is still stable when run straight.
- Unique Attivo skin fixing system applies quickly and can be pulled with your skis on.
- Made in Bormio, Italy, and backed by Ski Trab’s impressive 3-year warranty.
Update 2017/18: Just a newer, cooler, faster topsheet, otherwise the core remains the same.
Update 2019/20: Trab updated the graphics again, but otherwise the Mistico is not changed.
|Lengths (cm)||164, 171, 178, 185|
|Weight (pair)||2050g 
|Turn Radius||18.1 
|Profile||Attivo. Rocker-ish tip, camber underfoot, subtle tail|
|Shape||Attivo. Smoothly arc'd tip, medium radius, swallow tail|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||3 year warranty|
|Compare to other Mid-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
(The one thing that was a bit strange was that I felt that I fell into the backseat a bit -- perhaps because the tails are soft? That's why this initial review has 4 rather than five stars.) They certainly don't feel damp the way a heavier ski does, but I experienced no chatter.
For comparison, I regularly ski on Voile Vectors, and love them. I like the Misticos just as much, but in general I expect to opt for the wider, heavier, more rockered vectors in winter, Misticos in spring.
NB: I'm 155 lbs and I am on 171 Misticos, 180 Vectors. Misticos didn't feel particularly short, though I'm sure the 178s would be fine too. Went for the 171s because they'll be easier to carry, and >50% of my spring skiing time is going up hill with a pack!
I'll report back
But length... I have old 174 Shuksans, 180 Vectors. Both seems just right. So do I want 178s or 171s in the Mistico?
I'm 6', 150 lbs. Advice?
I have picked your brains already re touring skis but wonder if I could trouble you again? I have been drawn to the Trab Mistico by your description and the great reviews for it on your site! Im a small lightweight 5'3 and 63 kg. In your experience would you say it was user friendly enough for a moderately capable off piste skier/ of my weight and height? High speed freeriding is not really my thing I'm more of a finesse skier and am after light weight and an enjoyable undemanding ride.
I f you have a moment spare and could drop me a line that would be great.
P.S I've not known of skis that actually get wider the shorter they are like the Mistico. I wonder what the logic is there?!
Not a power skiers ski. I am definitely a finesse skier and this is right down my alley.
Has just handled everything well I have put it on so far and is insanely light.
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