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Touring skis for bad conditions

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Does anyone have recommendations for touring skis in icy conditions?
I'm 42, 83 kg and 5ft 11, advanced / expert live in interior BC. I normally ski 184 cm 120mm bent chetlers for touring.
Got in some (predictably) horrible icy trees and felt these were a bit big, form went to pot and survival skiied out. Wonder about something thinner and shorter for dry spells. Any advice gratefully received.
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Worth a look, the Scott Scrapper 95 as reasonably distanced from you primary ski, but with a lot of potential.

I like that sizing around 90mm ish for general use ski with significant range both up and down, in manageable width terms, to extend usefully into soft conditions plus very workable when surface gets much harder.
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Always preferred something wider for shitty conditions you might get touring ie crust and mank, around the 104 to 110ish mark.

The main thing I’d say is looking at the rocker profile and torsional strength for edge hold on ice, ive skied the Bents on ice and they were petrifying!
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scott superguides have surprising edge hold for their weight.
I've only had a couple of days on them but I've got some 88s and I think they are pretty perfect for long days and firm conditions
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the_doc wrote:
Always preferred something wider for shitty conditions you might get touring ie crust and mank, around the 104 to 110ish mark.

The main thing I’d say is looking at the rocker profile and torsional strength for edge hold on ice, ive skied the Bents on ice and they were petrifying!


In family we've some Scott Punsisher 106mm (son's) which both of us like, but for harder surface and less than ideal conditions we both prefer my Kastlè 90XX that ski with more refinement if that's a reasonable way to describe it.
Just bought a pair of Whitedot Asym from John to pair with my Kastlè, but unlikely to form an opinion given current circumstances. My aim was to get something to continue where the 90s effectively run out of width into deep and soft conditions. It's more the inverse of the OP I feel. We are not touring though so can't offer much there.

Hopefully I'll get the Asym moved from lounge art to practical use, but looking like next season in all reality.
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