In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
Check out our preview of 2020 Icelantic skis.
Highlights from the 2019 Icelantic skis lineup:
Sabres Ready to Rip
While most of Icelantic's skis appeal to the all-mountain freeride crowd who love versatile fun, poppy skis, the Sabre holds down the stiff-ripper category. Previously offered at waist widths of 89mm and 99mm, the line now includes a Sabre 80.
The new ski, plus altered construction in all three Sabres—added carbon, stiffer flex, new tip shape—further optimizes the line for both skiing Mach5 on-piste and exploring the whole mountain.
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2020 Icelantic Sabre 89 Description:
Back for the 2020 with a slight facelift, the Sabre 89 continues to be a true all-mountain ripper. The addition of a carbon weave layered on top of the wood core makes the ski more torsionally rigid and strong compare to the previous models. A flat tail gives you more edge so you can feel confident on hard pack and ice, while the rockered tips keep you floating on soft snow and make for quick maneuverable turns. The 2019 artwork features a Japanese burn technique called Sho Suki Ban creating a drastic contrast between the burned areas and the natural wood grain. So whether you are after style or function the Sabre 89 can over both.
2020 Icelantic Sabre 89 Specs:
|Rocker:||All Mountain Rocker|
|Weight:||3380 grams (per pair for size 174cm) Learn more about ski weights|