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Mar 4, 2010
I’ve been riding Karu Jacks for the past 7 years. These are the old twin tip orange ones. They used to ride like a Cadillac but now they have the camber of a rubber band and have multiple core shots. Thus, I’m finally converting these to my rock skis. Since I haven’t been in the ski market for over 7 years I’m wondering what tele ski you would recommend.

Below are some specks to help you understand how I ski.
1. My current ski dimensions are about 170 long 120 at the tip and around 100 underfoot. I think I want to expand the tip and underfoot to around 130/105.
2. I will be mounting my hammer head bindings on what ever new ski I get
3. My boots are T2s
4. I spend about half my time in the back country and half at the resort
5. I tend to ski powder, trees, back country crud and soft bumps. I almost never get on hard pack.
6. Most people consider me an aggressive tele skier b/c I tend to get lower then necessary. Hey, I like my face shots!

So basically, I’m looking for a good all around ski and wondering if anyone has some good suggestions.
Sergio P
From Idaho Springs, CO
Joined Oct 23, 2004
75 points
Mar 4, 2010
you like the giants? stredna
From PA
Joined Aug 27, 2008
45 points
Mar 4, 2010
Karhu doesn't make the Jak anymore, but they've got the Team 100 which at 130/100 is pretty close to your desired dimensions.

Honestly, I'm not going to be much help, but I bet these guys would have some suggestions for you: Telemark Tips
W.S.
From Montana
Joined Oct 8, 2009
65 points
Mar 4, 2010
stredna wrote:
you like the giants?


More like fanatic about the Giants.

Thanks WS for the link, I'll check it out.

Anyone else have personal suggestions?
Sergio P
From Idaho Springs, CO
Joined Oct 23, 2004
75 points
Mar 4, 2010
G3 Reverends? dtomczik
From Bishop, CA
Joined Jan 18, 2010
75 points
Mar 4, 2010
I learned recently that Karhu just got absorbed/sold into K2...K2 had been pressing Karhu skis for a while, so I'm hoping K2 keeps the Karhu designs alive, but who knows. It could mean you might find some good deals on them though :)

I love my Team 100's (as does another friend who skis them). Another friend has the Team 130's but those are like two snowboards on your feet.

I'd suggest the Black Diamond kilowatts or K2 work stinx. I'm a big fan of BD's skis and have an older version of the work stinx (my rock skis)...
AJS
From Boulder, CO
Joined Mar 4, 2008
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Mar 4, 2010
Not a tele skier myself but almost all the people I ski with are and they all swear by the Voile Insane, I ski em AT and have been super impressed with them also .

I have a friend who skis the kilowatt's and loves em.

And the old K-2 work stinx was my go to ski before the Insane
bigwallrog
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Mar 4, 2010
Volkl Crossrangers matt davies
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Mar 4, 2010
bigwallrog wrote:
most all the people I ski . . . all swear by the Voile Insane, I ski em AT and have been super impressed with them also .


I've heard that before, but I was wondering if they are really heavy for back country touring. What do you think? Is there much of a difference in weight between a alpine ski like that and a tele specific ski?

And keep the inputs coming in!
Sergio P
From Idaho Springs, CO
Joined Oct 23, 2004
75 points
Mar 4, 2010
I really like the BD Justice for lightweight floatiness and an ability to put it on edge and carve.
Your aggressiveness should compliment them well.
I ski them with Dynafits.
Brendan N
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Mar 5, 2010
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BackCountry Sortor
From Ogden, UT
Joined Oct 29, 2009
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Mar 7, 2010
Sorry about not getting back to ya sooner

The insane is a very light ski my ski partnkers wife skis them At and shreds everything trees ect w them

They make em w the tely inserts or a std flat deck

I don't think there heavy even compared to my Goode carbon 82s but I have them mounted w Dukes so my suggestion is to check em out I think you'll find them very light
bigwallrog
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Joined Jun 18, 2009
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Mar 7, 2010
Sorry about not getting back to ya sooner

The insane is a very light ski my ski partnkers wife skis them At and shreds everything trees ect w them

They make em w the tely inserts or a std flat deck

I don't think there heavy even compared to my Goode carbon 82s but I have them mounted w Dukes so my suggestion is to check em out I think you'll find them very light
bigwallrog
From the farside
Joined Jun 18, 2009
0 points
Mar 7, 2010
Sorry about not getting back to ya sooner

The insane is a very light ski my ski partnkers wife skis them At and shreds everything trees ect w them

They make em w the tely inserts or a std flat deck

I don't think there heavy even compared to my Goode carbon 82s but I have them mounted w Dukes so my suggestion is to check em out I think you'll find them very light
bigwallrog
From the farside
Joined Jun 18, 2009
0 points
Mar 7, 2010
I love my Karhu Storms
karhuskico.com/product/storm
Aaron G
From Driggs, ID
Joined Apr 26, 2006
40 points
May 30, 2010
scottybobs - bought them in silverton at the factory and have loved them. I understand they have some new models since I got mine about 8 years ago Blake Cazier
From duluth MN
Joined May 30, 2010
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