The 2014 Madshus Epoch backcountry skis (formerly Karhu XCD 10th Mountain) are waxless, full-metal edge backcountry touring skis with a generously wide platform. Though not as wide as the Madshus Annum, the 99mm-68mm-84mm sidecut (widths of ski at tip/middle/tail) retains excellent flotation on top of deep snow. The Madhus Epoch also features slightly more camber than the Madshus Annum, allowing these all-mountain backcountry touring-telemark skis to aggressively perform on more varied terrain and snow conditions.
Rocker: Single Camber PLUS; soft but more camber than the Madshus Annum, for more versatility in varying snow conditions to retain responsive downhill performance and touring efficiency
Flex: CARBON POWERBAND: increased longitudinal stiffness
Sidecut: PROGRESSIVE XCD SIDECUT: most aggressive sidecut at the tip and tail for a quick and agile ski; long radius underfoot for powerful edge hold
Core: Multicore a new wood core that improves performance, cuts weight and helps reduce our carbon footprint
Edges: Full length Metal Edge: increased control in varied snow conditions
Additional Features: MGV OMNITRAK No Wax SKi Base independently proven to offer the best combination of grip and glide