In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
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.
And the Topsheet Award Goes to...
On the touring side, Icelantic releases a new women's ski for 2019, the Mystic 97, which fits nicely alongside the Natural 101. We won't commit (yet) to handing out a "Best Topsheet" Award for 2019—this is art after all—but this pair ... Continue Reading
2019 Icelantic Sabre 99 Description:
Icelantic's self proclaimed “crud busting carver” is back for 2019, sporting a new construction. This year they added a carbon weave in a 55 degree pattern which adds strength and torsional rigidity. The Sabre 99 is designed for keeping your speed no matter the snowpack. As the name suggests, 99mm of underfoot gives you plenty of float in powder and keeps you on top of the crud in the afternoon. A flat tail gives you stability and power when you are laying down carve turns, while 21cm of tip rocker gives you float and versatility all over the mountain. A true quiver killer, the Sabre 99 will have you wondering why you are holding onto so many old skis.
2019 Icelantic Sabre 99 Specs:
|Rocker:||All Mountain Rocker|