Light but powerful, the Dynafit Manaslu 2. 0 Ski strikes a balance between power and efficiency making them an ideal ski for the dedicated backcountry skier. With weight in mind at every step of the design process, Dynafit put their lightweight Paulowonia isocore core at the heart of these skis, and then placed carbon stringers throughout the ski to save on weight, increase torsional rigidity, and dampen vibrations for a smoother feel through melt freeze crusts. Unique to Dynafit's 1415 line is their newly designed flex tip. With its 3D carbon construction, it dramatically saves on weight, and as Dynafit puts it, behaves like a bike's suspension fork. Slightly narrower at the tip to save on materials and weight, the carbon inlay absorbs vibrations when you're skiing through crud and chunder. A notched front allows for a seamless attachment with Dynafit's newly re worked speedskins for even more efficiency on the up track. In order to handle the variable conditions common to the backcountry, the Manaslu has an early rise Scoop Rocker in the tip, camber underfoot, and rocker in tail. The unique triple radius sidecut allows for a relatively short turn radius for navigating tight and technical terrain, and provides excellent edge hold on steep and icy faces. Narrow pintails allow you to easily slide the skis into your pack when you make the final push to the summit, and with all the strength saved from not having to lug a heavy pair of planks up the mountain, your legs will be fresh for a fun and fast descent.