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First Touring Set-up

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I'm looking to get my first touring ski which will be used for ascents of up to 1000m.
I'm 24, 6ft and 80kg without kit and ski fairly aggressively. I have done several seasons and now want to start touring.
Generally I like a long stiff, ski but obviously there will be comprimises for weight.
I will mount the skis up with Fritschis and am looking for a ski with a waist around 85mm.
So far I'm considering:
Fischer Watea 84
Volkl Kendo
K2 Wayback

What are peoples thoughts on the above and are there any other skis I should be considering?
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The Scott Crusair is the usual recommendation around these parts. I know that renting them in Chamonix with Fritschi bindings is easy enough; perhaps you might consider a weekend away for kit testing purposes?

What sort of touring, incidentally? Bit of a difference between a steep icy couloir and a shallower hillside with trees and soft snow, for example...
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Sorry forgot to include the Crusairs in my list, had been looking at them as well. I want to try and narrow down my list as well as see if I've forgotten.

They will be primarily be used for the EMS course (for BASI) and associated tours so will be more of a slant towards the former in the imminent future.
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I'd seriously consider dynafits if your budget has room. They're nicer to walk in, and their lightness means you can either cut your load or use beefier boots and skis without penalty.

Couple of other skis to throw on your list that look quite nice... Black Crows Orb Freebird and Camox Freebird (conventional camber and tip rocker respectively). I've never tried em, but I'd like to think that given their origin, the designers might know what they're doing wink
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Unless you have already bought touring boots then strongly consider the Dynafit/Plum option. You will spend the money at some point. It is just a question of how much you spend before you go Dynafit.

I'd consider the Mythic Light as an option as well.
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