WNDR Alpine Intention 108 Review
I’ve been skiing the Intention 108 188cm reverse camber for the past ten days or so and I’ve been really impressed so far. It’s light enough for long tours, yet skis like a real ski.
Damp, playful and energetic are words that come to mind. I’ve mainly been skiing it in powder 30-50cm ski penetration and in variable terrain from glades to open alpine and a bit of pillow popping. I enjoy it’s agility in tight spaces and also it’s stability under speed. I am pretty sure I’ll spend the majority of my season on these skis.
I skied a number of seasons on the Intention 110 191cm and 185 cm reverse cambers and really enjoyed them too. However I feel the 108 may be my new favourite. I’ve only skied on piste for one run, but it rode well, held an edge nicely and liked super g turns.
I feel the Intention 108 hits the mark as the one quiver ski. It’s phat enough to shred deep pow, yet light and skinny enough for big days in the alpine. As I mentioned before, this will be my go to ski for the majority of the season.
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