Instinct Seeker Ski Test

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BEST FOR: B.C. syle pow skiing, whether at the resort or in the backcountry
Editors' Choice

The Seeker is a big, beefy ski—115 underfoot and nearly 15 cm wide at the tip—but when we picked it up it felt like our eyes were deceiving us. Even with a heavy demo binding on it, the Seeker felt and skied like a much lighter ski. Indeed, its 1.8-kg weight is on par with touring skis 10mm narrower and eight cm shorter. The Rossland, B.C. brand makes them with a secret sauce that includes four layers of criss-crossing carbon, Kevlar underfoot and nanotubes in the resin, as well as aspen, sitka spruce and oak wood. Add plenty of tip and tail rocker and a flat camber underfoot and this ski inspired confidence, even in tight spaces. Testers noted it was as comfortable going fast in the wide-open terrain as it was noodling through tight trees. It also had enough firm snow performance to get back to the lifts for another lap: “Very light and reactive on groomers,” said Mike Steip. Whether mounted for the resort or slackcountry laps, this is a ski for hunting out the last of the untracked.

LENGTHS:                 176, 183, 188, 193

DIMENSIONS:          147/115/134 @ 188

RADIUS:                   18 @ 188

WEIGHT:                  1.8 kg

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