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Ski Trab Sintesi

Brand: Ski Trab
Model: Sintesi
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The Sintesi is lightweight mountaineering ski with a long-ish radius that has great handling on steep ice. It also handles the variable conditions your throw at it due to the Attivo progressive shape and flex. The Sintesi is offered with a couple stiffness ratings, with the "70" being more appropriate for bigger skiers or for carrying a heavy pack. The extra stiffness versus the "60" is due to a Power Fiber wrap around the core. Turns are easy to initiate in a pinch and the rebound is ample due to a light wood core. As per usual with Ski Trab, the skis are finished to perfection with a textured base and sharpened steel edges. The Sintesi is built in Italy and is covered by Trab’s unbeatable 3 year warranty. Let’s just say it’s not their first ski.

  • Liwood core is carved with air channels to reduce weight with minimal loss of strength.
  • Power Fiber Box Core wrap in the 70-flex is a souped-up carbon cage that is built around the core.
  • Fiber Box Core wrap in the 60-flex is a different carbon weave that makes the ski more supple.
  • Additional quadraxial and fiber glass layers reinforce the mounting area and add rigidity.
  • Robust 52 HRC steel edges are about as hard as you can find on a ski.
  • Attivo progressive shape is integrated with the flex for easy variable skiing.
  • Sintered bases will take some abuse and come intricately textured.
  • Nylon topsheets resist nicks and other damage you’ll try to inflict.
  • Made in Bormio, Italy and backed by a three year warranty.

Update for 2018/19: Just a new topsheet, otherwise the ski remains the same.

Specifications
Lengths (cm) 150, 157, 164, 171, 178
Weight
-> ounces
1010g [150]
1050g [157]
1080g [164]
1115g [171]
1145g [178]
Weight (pair) 2020g [150]
2100g [157]
2160g [164]
2230g [171]
2290g [178]
Dimensions 107-78-94 [150]
107-77-94 [157]
107-76.5-94 [164]
107-75.5-94 [171]
107-75-94 [178]
Turn Radius 17.9m [150]
18.4m [157]
19.1m [164]
19.9m [171]
21.9m [178]
Skin Fix Attivo
Specs Verified 164, 171, 178 only
Design
Profile Early rise tip, traditional camber, flat tail
Shape Attivo shape with fish tip and swallow tail
Construction 14-layer Power Box cap
Core Liwood
Skimo Co Says
Usage Ski mountaineering, training
Notes 3 year warranty
Bottom Line Reliable tool for the steeps
3/2/2018
by mbillie1 (used product a few times)
 
I picked up an older (2013 vintage) pair of these in a 171 with bindings and skins recently for a song, thinking they would be a casual race ski / spring mountaineering ski. So far I have maybe 8k' on them, and I'm super impressed. Despite being rather short for me - my usual touring skis are 177 and 179 - they ski surprisingly well in soft, 3d snow. I was taken aback by how well they handle settled or fresher pow (no more than 6" so far, but I have other skis for skiing deeper snow). They're light, easy to turn and surprisingly fun, and for a short ski you can still go fast confidently on them. The skin attachment system is really the best of both the "race" and "casual" worlds, with a bump-connector (like a plastic button) that keeps the tail attached if the skins get snow on the glue, but they still can be ripped from the toe. Despite this setup being presumably 4 or 5 years old, they still look and ski wonderfully.

I'm happy with the length as I'll also use these for casual racing, but I would certainly feel comfortable on the 178 as well. I also would not hesitate to buy a new pair of Trab skis having been on these, everything about them feels dialed in and polished.
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