Tua Wilderness

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lilcliffy

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Tua Wilderness

Postby lilcliffy » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:08 am

Anyone farmiliar with this ski? Bought these "used"- though they are essentially in emaculate condition.
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Re: Tua Wilderness

Postby nissannut63 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:25 pm

Hi there,
I thought I'd chime in with a little info. This ski made buy Tua ( company declared bankruptcy) first appeared
as the "Toute Neige" a relatively soft back country ski and changed to "Wilderness" when distribution changed. It was a purple coloured ski with a wood core and Titanal metal top-sheet. In it's day( late 80's- 1900's} it was a fantastic single camber turny, damp ski though outdated by today's standards.
Compared to today's snowboard width skis you will be sinking a lot in deep snow but will probably be great for spring/meadow skipping. I have skied and still have both models, though have not used them in a decade or more.
I think you will like them if you respect their limitations.
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Re: Tua Wilderness

Postby phoenix » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:13 pm

An excellent ski in it's class.

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Re: Tua Wilderness

Postby Rodbelan » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:41 pm

lilcliffy wrote:Anyone farmiliar with this ski? Bought these "used"- though they are essentially in emaculate condition.

Usually, It's a ski with balls... but if it is in emasculated condition, then... :lol:

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Re: Tua Wilderness

Postby Cannatonic » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:19 pm

nice find, they look brand new - they are listed here as being 1992 vintage:

http://web.archive.org/web/201510021509 ... -skis.html

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Re: Tua Wilderness

Postby Rodbelan » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:48 pm

Blague à part, I remember an interview from Dickie Hall saying it was a game changer, the Toute Neige. He was also saying they were joking about the fact that the name sounded like someone sneezing... It was in Off-piste magazine, if my memory is good...


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