WILDCAT TOUR 108
DescriptionThe Wildcat Tour 108 is the slimmer and lighter version of our classic Wildcat Tour, and that makes it the most versatile touring ski in our offering. Wide enough to keep you on top but narrow enough to get you out of situations you had no business being in to start with, the 108 comes in at ten millimeters skinnier and almost a full pound lighter per pair than its wider counterpart. It’s the ideal touring ski for those who get after it regardless of the conditions and terrain.
|Length||Tip||Waist||Tail||Radius||Effective Edge||Weight (pair)||Mount|
|174cm||134mm||108mm||127mm||19.0m||1400mm||6.78lbs / 3.07kg||-6cm|
|184cm||134mm||108mm||127mm||22.0m||1500mm||7.31lbs / 3.32kg||-6cm|
|190cm||134mm||108mm||127mm||25.0m||1560mm||8.02lbs / 3.64kg||-6cm|
Rocker at the tip and tail and camber underfoot allows for incredible float and maneuverability in the trees and chutes while maintaining a significant amount of edge hold for both the icy runouts and the groomers.
PAULOWNIA / ASH WOOD COREFull length, knot free, in house laminated wood core gives this ski its unique blend of liveliness and dampening. All wood sourced in the USA.
UHMW SIDEWALLThe strongest and most durable sidewall material on the market ensures you have the best edge hold available while ripping the piste.
LOWFAT LAYUPA combination of custom lighter triaxial fiberglass, carbon fiber and Paulownia wood makes the uphill easier without sacrificing fun on the way back down.
4001 DURASURF BASEHands down the most durable base on the market. Dont worry about those snow snakes.
2.2 EURO EDGEThere are only handful of edge manufacturers in the world. We go straight to the source in Europe to offer the best edge possible. We do additional heat treating and bonding prep in house to make sure your edge stays sharper, lasts longer and can handle a beating.
Perfectly balanced and plenty capable
The Tour 108 is one of my favorite touring skis ever - it has all the great aspects of the Wildcat series (huge sweet spot, nimble yet chargy, versatility in every situation), but it trims the weight to what I think is the perfect compromise for a ski you want to haul around all day. Steep or mellow, firm or soft, this ski will allow you to go fast and still be manouverable whatever the conditions.
These skis rip!
I've had 2 days of touring on my 184cm Wildcat Tour 108's and they rip! I ski these with Dynafits and will be using exclusively as a touring setup. They are light and smooth on the uphill, and they ski excellent on the downhill. I was looking for a light touring ski that would have enough rocker to be playful and surfy and rip pow, but also have sufficient camber underfoot for edge hold on steeps. These skis feel like they nail it.
Had them out for four days touring in mixed conditions (lots of snow, but spring and nothing new in 5 days). Loved them unconditionally on the down. On the up, they were great for everything except a steep slushy traverse where it felt like the mustache rocker kept me from getting as much of an edge in as I'd have liked (I alway probably just ****). Nevertheless, fabulous skis for pow touring (and probably much more for the right skier)
Best light skis I've ever skied
I normally ski the Wildcat (well, the old Bibby, really) inbounds. I've got Shifts on them so they can tour, but it's not a setup that you want to go do long days on. So I sprung for the Wildcat Tour 108s (in a 184 instead of my normal 190) and I couldn't be happier. These things come in at just about 2lbs lighter for the pair, and ski way better than any other lightweight ski I've ever skied. Turns out you can be on a light ski and still have fun on the downhill! They get deflected a bit more than the Wildcats (as you'd expect, since they way so much less) but otherwise ski surprisingly similarly. The early rise means they float really well for a ski of this width, while the low swing weight and progressive mount makes them easier to turn around in tight couloirs or trees than my old K2s. Overall, I'd say these are about as good of a one-ski touring quiver as you could ask for.