DescriptionWhile people have been touring for close to a decade on the ski we now call the Wildcat, it's always been a labor of love. The Wildcat Tour shaves off almost two pounds per pair, which translates to literal tons on the skin track. It's everything you love about the Wildcat, with more laps on tap for your day in the backcountry. The only thing we wish is that we'd done this sooner.
|Length||Tip||Waist||Tail||Radius||Effective Edge||Weight (pair)||Mount|
|174cm||141mm||116mm||131mm||21.0m||1400mm||7.10lbs / 3.22kg||-6cm|
|184cm||141mm||116mm||131mm||25.0m||1500mm||7.87lbs / 3.57kg||-6cm|
|190cm||143mm||118mm||133mm||27.0m||1560mm||8.50lbs / 3.85kg||-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.
Bought these for a trip to Hokkaido, where they’re not having a great snow year, to say the least. I usually ride rather large boards for my size, but wanted to step down to a 174cm, for tree skiing (and panda skiing, as I found out because of low snow levels). Either way I loved these skis!! They floated the pow we found, ripped through tight spaces, made eating bamboo shoots a blast, and had me eyeing everything for air time. I won’t be hammering bumps back home in Taos, but any bc, or powder day will make want to grab these new beauties!! Thanks for the great service and skis. Hope to ski Tahoe area sometime soon, and will definitely drop by when I do.
Mounted these with ATK FR14 bindings and riding w Hoji Pro Tour boots. This combo is light enough to tour easily all day and strong enough to confidently charge and hit drops. I have the old Bibbys and these are way lighter, but not so light that they get pushed around on variable backcountry snow. Just what I was looking for. I notice on both bibby and wildcat versions that my tails sometimes get hooked when skiing the skis tight together (this did not happen with the old Exit Worlds) and wonder if slightly less tail rocker would solve this and still enable all the fun the ski has to give. Finally, I love the graphic but would prefer a light background on a tour-specific ski to reduce snow buildup.
I toured all of last season on these fat planks, and if you were around to experience it, you know there was a LOT of snow for most of the mountain west. Overall, I was blown away by the weight-to-performance ratio. I'm pretty sure my friends hated me for having such lightweight skis at 116mm underfoot because they didn't ever slow me down on long slogs going uphill. I also never found the rockered tail to be a struggle for skinning; in fact, it's helpful. Kickturns are made easier due to the weight distribution when the skis are midair, and the rocker allows for easy backsliding when needed during some intense bushwhacking out of whatever rad line was skied. The only downside is crossing a steep, icy slope, and that's when the skis might feel too wide for skinning. Obviously, you're probably not going to be using these skis for couloir skiing, but I had fun in experimenting with it anyway. I'd say stick to the fluffy white stuff on these, and you'll have a helluva a good time. The skis are soft and playful and deflect chunder pretty damn well. They can also RAIL at speed, and (to my surprise) they're a blast to carve in the resort. My advice to other ladies out there: get the 174 if you're a strong skier, and if you have quads of steel, don't be afraid to get the 184.
Haven't gotten them mounted up yet, but I'm super stoked on these skis. Shape and rocker profile look great, lightweight for a 190cm wide ski, stiffness feels perfect. Also manufacturing quality looks great. Can't wait to get them on snow. I don't think it's a coincidence that I know at least 5 other buddies who will be skiing this ski this year.
These are my favorite pair of skis I've ever been on. I can't think of a single thing they do poorly