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Karhu XCD Guide Backcountry Skis

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Big, fat skis are all the rage, but those portly boards weigh a ton and can put a serious damper on your touring. Shed weight while maintaining downhill performance with the Karhu XCD Guide skis.

  • Featuring the grippy Omnitrak® NoWax® positive base pattern, the Guide ski lets you leave unwieldy climbing skins at home while you efficiently tour up slopes
  • Omnitrak® NoWax® positive base pattern features round, spaced scales in transition zones for efficient glide, and sharp, tight scales underfoot for excellent grip
  • Lightweight paulownia wood core with maples stringers creates an agile ski with a smooth, even flex
  • 50mm carbon powerband is laminated above the core to increase longitudinal stiffness without adding cumbersome weight
  • Specially tuned single camber balances the blend between tourability and turnability for efficient travel in backcountry terrain
  • Progressive sidecut varies the shape along different parts of the ski—more aggressive in the tip, less aggressive in the tail
  • The progressive sidecut results in confident, quick initiation in hard snow and easy release in crud and powder
  • 78mm waist and 109mm tip create great soft-snow performance
  • Full metal edges help you carve turns on hardpack snow and icy slopes

Sizing charts are a general guideline designed for the average skier. When selecting a size, please keep in mind that there could be additional factors that can affect which size would best suit your needs. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding ski sizing, please contact us at 1-800-426-4840.


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Karhu XCD Guide Backcountry Skis Specs
Best use
Backcountry skiing
165, 175, 185, 195 centimeters
(185cm) 2,622 grams
Lengths (cm)
Top sheet
Metal edge
Weight per pair

Karhu XCD Guide Backcountry Skis

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