Whitedot starting producing big mountain freeride skis a few years ago over in Europe, and with more than a few podium places on the Freeride World Tour, it's safe to say they know what they're doing when it comes to designing and building skis. With their reputation in the freeride world cemented, the all new Carbonlite series of skis brings its proven big mountain designs to the human powered market with the all new Ranger R. 108 Carbonlite Ski.The R. 108 Carbonlite Ski builds on the popular and proven design of whitedot's Ranger ski, but loses a layer of fiberglass in favor of a lightweight carbon fiber laminate that keeps the ski light and manageable on the skintrack. The Carbonlite construction brings the weight down to 7lb 11oz per pair in a 186cm length, making them a light and efficient backcountry tool. Combine that lightweight construction with a notched tail that keeps skin clips securely in place, and you have a ski that will mob up the skintrack and absolutely crush the descent. The R. 108 Carbonlite Ski gets its downhill capabilities through the same construction used in Whitedot's more resort focused skis. The core is composed of a combination of playful poplar in the tip and tail with ash underfoot for better stability and binding retention. The carbonKevlar stringers that keep the ski light also keep the ski torsionally stiff and damp, giving the ski the ability to handle variable conditions with aplomb. The rockered tip and lightly rockered tail work with the wide 138mm shovel to put the ski up in the soft snow, while camber underfoot and a versatile 108mm waist keep the ski fun on almost any surface condition.