Nomads have a superpower: they are adaptable. Not adaptable like that kid who applied for the PR internship. Adaptable as in they ramble mountainscapes through blizzards and blusters, unfazed by yetis, evils, and the long night. So when Golden, Colorado ski-maker Icelantic calls a ski the Nomad, they are setting the bar pretty damn high. Thankfully, the Nomad 105 does indeed have superpowers. Born to tackle all the chaos in the highest Rocky Mountain locales, these skis exemplify what it means to be a fun and freeride-oriented all-mountain ski. Well-balanced and smooth, they handle bumps, crud, and mixed snow with a progressive blend of forgiveness and stability. At 105 underfoot, there is plenty of powder performance for, be real, almost all your ski days. And while the skis flex on the softer side of medium, they prove to be a hoot n hollerin good time on groomers. Maybe not if you are an ex-slalom-racer. But if you like a ski that bends and pops through carves as it takes you to the next off-piste frontier, you might consider yourself a Nomad. And oh yeah...Icey gives these skis twin tips because they like rollicking in the park from time to time. If that is not adaptability, we are not sure what is. Similar skis: Rossignol Soul 7 HD, Liberty Origin 106, Moment Wildcat 108.