Learn what to look for in a setup that will enable you to explore beyond the piste poles.
Freeriding in reality for many of us is not the cliff hucking, backflipping variety often seen in the movies. Needless to say though, however far outside the piste boundaries you are heading this season it’s always a good idea to kit yourself out appropriately. Yes, Freeride kit is built to be tough, but perhaps more importantly Freeride gear is designed to enable you to have fun wherever you might find yourself on the mountain.
With a little help from our friends over at Snow+Rock we look at what you should be thinking about with your hardware setup to keep those tips up and that grin ear to ear.
Freeride skis are amongst the longest and widest of all skis, in order to dampen vibrations and provide better stability over rough terrain; so don’t be put off if they feel heavier than what you’re used to. They tend to be directional, with a flat tail, and will likely have a mild camber with at least some rocker in the tip.