This coming season’s Trab lineup for North America is tasty. Volare model looks like it’ll touch the “V-spot” for our human powered pow market, 129/99/116, with Trab’s awesome performance/weight ratio. I visited these guys a few years ago and checked out their manufacturing and culture. They’re everything they say they are. Perhaps I’ll go back this winter and watch them sing Volare as they make skis.
From left to right:
Race Aero World Cup 96/64/78
Freerando Light 112/79/96
Tour Rando XL 113/80/99
Tour Rando 105/73/90
Stelvio Light XL 125/90/112
Have to get some real world weights, sorry, nothing for now as I hesitate to just quote PR weights.
Trab is known for their contstant innovation in their skin attachment systems. Volare and Polvere have an interesting jingus built on the tip that holds a skin attachment tab. Testing will commence.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.