Asnes Storetind- mid-fat waxable XCD ski

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lilcliffy
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Asnes Storetind- mid-fat waxable XCD ski

Post by lilcliffy » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:14 pm

I have, and many others, have posted wondering whether there is a waxable XCD ski with similar specs to the Madshus Epoch/Karhu XCD 10th Mtn and Fischer S-Bound 98.

Check out the Asnes Storetind ("Storetind" in english: "Large Peak"):
http://translate.googleusercontent.com/ ... fikasjoner

With a profile of 103-68-93mm the Storetind sits in between the Epoch/S-98 and the Madsus Annum/Fischer S-112/Rossi BC110.

Single-cambered, rockered tip, carbon reinforced wood core, sintered waxable base, integrated skin system (Asnes' "trap lock").

This ski is available in both Canada and USA:
http://www.norsemanski.com/
http://www.neptunemountaineering.com/sk ... ing&page=1

Man oh man oh man do I want these babies....
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Re: Asnes Storetind- mid-fat waxable XCD ski

Post by bgregoire » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:04 pm

A dream ski for sûre but are you certain of the single camber? I read they had more of the dimensions of an alpine ski. PS: I love asnes skis.
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Re: Asnes Storetind- mid-fat waxable XCD ski

Post by lowangle al » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:21 pm

They look interesting, rockered skis work great in the bc even on the up.





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lilcliffy
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Favorite Skis: Asnes Ingstad BC; Asnes Gamme 54 BC; Asnes Falketind 62;Asnes Storetind Carbon
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Re: Asnes Storetind- mid-fat waxable XCD ski

Post by lilcliffy » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:01 am

Fairly sure they do have single camber with a rockered tip...will see if I can find out more!

I love Asnes skis as well- tried them many times- but have never owned a pair. I have a friend who has quite a few pairs (been skiing for 50 years)- been lusting after them for 15 years...he won't sell any.
Cross-country AND down-hill skiing in the backcountry.
Unashamed to be a "cross-country type" and love skiing down-hill.





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Re: Asnes Storetind- mid-fat waxable XCD ski

Post by MikeK » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:32 am

I was kind of wondering if they are an anorexic Vector. Kind of looks that way from the pictures i.e. not much of a camber...





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lilcliffy
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Location: Stanley, New Brunswick, Canada
Ski style: Nordic backcountry touring
Favorite Skis: Asnes Ingstad BC; Asnes Gamme 54 BC; Asnes Falketind 62;Asnes Storetind Carbon
Favorite boots: Alfa Guard Advance BC; Alpina Alaska BC; Scarpa T4
Occupation: Forestry Professional
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Re: Asnes Storetind- mid-fat waxable XCD ski

Post by lilcliffy » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:12 pm

Heard back from Asnes in Norway- from Asbjorn Asnes himself:

Hi!

Storetind is a ski with rocker only in tip, and have camber and a small wax pocket.
I don’t know too much about Madshus Annum, so I can`t compare this two skis.
This ski is good for Nordic back country skiing, and works well for telemark turns.

Br
Asbjørn Åsnes


So- this is a traditionally-cambered ski- with rocker in the tip- just like the Madshus/Fischer XCD/S-Bound skis. XCD mountain touring skis.

Now if I can just convince them to make the Storetind in a longer length...

I would still love to try a 188cm pair for a tour with some extreme terrain in the mix...
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Re: Asnes Storetind- mid-fat waxable XCD ski

Post by bgregoire » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:23 pm

lilcliffy wrote: So- this is a traditionally-cambered ski- with rocker in the tip- just like the Madshus/Fischer XCD/S-Bound skis. XCD mountain touring skis.
We'll this site may provide some very interesting info on the Storetind to those that can decipher Norwegian!:

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... edit-text=

A closer look at the ski:
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Re: Asnes Storetind- mid-fat waxable XCD ski

Post by Woodserson » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:40 am

Such a groovy company. I wished they had a presence in the US (for all 6 skiers who would be interested).

***That one CO company excepted!





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