Asnes Tindan 86
Playful all-rounder for alpine touring.
At last, those dream skis: the ones you can use both for long hikes in the pristine spring snow and exhilarating arcs on the groomed powder. The Tindan 86 is a slimmer, lighter and more easy-going version of the Fjøro 92. This is a ski with a classically tensioned wood core and an 18.7 meter turning radius. Lightweight and easy to control, these are a superb choice if you’re after skis equally at home on the tour or putting down turns on the groomers. And although spectacular fun on freshly-prepared snow, these are built with a tip with enough give to handle most conditions on long hikes. These skis are equipped with Skinlock for the instant attachment of the X-Skin Access skin – a short and lightweight climbing skin, perfect for long approaches and moderate terrain, that fits in the jacket pocket.
The Access skin is so light that there’s no reason not to take it with you: now you can access that lovely touring terrain you can’t get to from the lift. Cunning!
Details from Asnes Tindan 86:
-Sidecut: 122-86-99 mm
-Material: Woodcore Poplar Core/Carbon
-Base: Race Base Sole
-Length: 164, 176, 187 cm
-Radius: 18 m (176cm)
-Binding all TechTouren
Front tip: 120 mm/167 cm, 122 mm/176 cm, 125 mm/187 cm
Waist: 86 mm
Back tip: 98 mm/167 cm, 99 mm/176 cm, 99 mm/187 cm
Radius: 16,5 m/167 cm, 18 m/176 cm, 19,5 m/187 cm
Weight: 1190 g/167 cm, 1250 g/176 cm, 1330 g/187 cm
adequate Short Skin:
Asnes short Access Skin 100mm #AS541101
ASNES 90 YEARS OF SKI MANUFACTURING
For 90 years Åsnes has manufactured robust mountain skis for touring and expeditions. The history of Åsnes began in 1910 when the oldest brother in the Åsnes family received a job position at the Hagen Ski factory in Christiania (present day Oslo). Here, he learned the art of crafting skis, and by 1913 four of the six Åsnes brothers worked for the Hagen Ski factory. In 1922, two of the brothers traveled back home to Straumsnes and started manufacturing skis in a traditional « sperrestova» barn on the farm. Within about a year all of the four brothers working for the Hagen Ski factory moved back home to Straumsnes to manufacture their own skis. In the beginning the brothers didn’t have much funds but they had the motivation and a strong work ethic. They received their lumber from the other side of the fjord and paid for it with fish. On the way over to purchase the lumber they would spend their time fishing in the fjord. They rowed the lumber back to Straumsnes, and out of these pieces of lumber came the most amazing skis the west coast of Norway had ever seen. Åsnes has a long and rich history based upon hard work and true grit. The Åsnes family built their first factory in 1933 and in 1937 the brothers company, Åsnes Ski AS, received their first order from the military of defense. In 1948 the factory burned down, with the help of family and friends a new factory was raised within two years. The new factory was three stories tall and had a total of 500 square meters of floor space. The factory was expanded several times over the following years and at its largest had a floor space of over 2500 square meters. Åsnes had one of its peak years in 1977, they manufactured 137,000 pairs of skis at the Straumsnes factory. There were rough times during the following years at the Straumsnes factory. In 1985 Åsnes had a comeback with the increasingly trendy Telemark Ski. The skin lock system was released in 2003 and within the past few years has once again given Åsnes a strong position back in the ski market.