/ Equivalent Skis to Movement Sparks
After talking to the Mountainfeet people, they suggested something like Movement Sparks would fit the bill, but, they are now out of production, and I can't find anything of the correct length (173cm) from the remainder of last year's stock at any of the obvious outlets.
Can people advise on suitable equivalents (the bindings are Fritschi Diamir Eagles if that affects anyone's decision making!)
For the sake of saving money, new but last year's models would most probably be the most suitable!
Hi German E bay has Sparks, I cant post a link but the online Ebay.De shop KLIKO Sport is selling them
Spark is a fine ski for touring, I really like mine.
BD Current. But new this year so not cheap.
BD Aspects available from previous years, but it is a bit fatter (90 under foot)
If you can go to 178cm I have some Movement Red Apples, skied x3, no damage, with Coltex skis.
Pm me if interested...
> As you live in Bradford I'd pop round to Backcontry UK In Otley and seek their advise on what would suit you best? You may end up paying a little more than on-line but you would avoid making an expensive mistake
Except they're in Ilkley!
Glide 'n' Slide are in Otley - they've started doing Black Crows skis. They also have a pretty good deal on a touring set up:
> Except they're in Ilkley!
'Mountainfeet' used to be touring specialists, but they no longer stock much kit as it's too small a market for shop that focusses on footwear, but I trust the advice they've given me thus far.
I will be talking to the people at Back Country and G'n'S too: I'm after people's knowledge and experience on here - there's quite a lot!
Generally I'm after something for all round touring rather than side-country/back-country/free-ride, so weight is an issue, hence wanting something around 80mm underfoot. That K2 setup is heavy and free-ride focussed (good combo price though!)
Keep 'em coming,
I purchased the Black Diamond Stigma and Fritschi Eagles from Braemar Mountain Sports at the weekend, havent been out and skied them yet but they look great. Similar dimensions to the Spark (80mm under foot) and lightweight. They have a special offer on a complete touring package at the minute (http://www.braemarmountainsports.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=424_426&products...
Hope this helps.
Poking around the reviews, the Backup seems to be K2's equivalent, and similarly well regarded.
Thanks Frank - I'll have a look.
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