Prior Husume – XTC Construction – A Balance of Float, Power and Weight
Handmade in Whistler, BC, the Prior Husume ski has been serving up all-conditions float and control for many years. The latest version features a 109mm waist and the same hard-charging, big radius personality as earlier versions.
Crossover Resort and Backcountry Feel
I’ve been skiing the Husume XTC carbon construction model for a couple of seasons. It’s tapered tip and 12-14mm rocker profile complement a 137-109-124 shape and a relatively straight or square tail. The result is a solid ski that is sure to please aggressive skiers and confident riders who appreciate a maneuverable, yet unwavering board underfoot. It responds best to a bigger boot and is an easy choice as a resort and backcountry crossover ski.
On snow, the XTC Husume is confident and powerful while keeping a lively feel. The lighter swing weight of the XTC construction helps it come around quickly, and the ski really comes to life with a little speed. It’s not a low-speed wiggler; it likes to run and does so with confidence.
At 109 underfoot with healthy tip rocker, the Husume’s is responsive and at home in deep snow. But it is the ski’s more traditional tail and long sidecut that give it all-conditions control and an affinity for mixed resort conditions. Although its sweet spot is longer radius turns, it still serves up the ability to roll into short radius turns without complaint.
Although on the heavier side when compared to dedicated backcountry or fast-and-light skis, the XTC Husume strikes a great balance between lightweight and all-mountain performance. It begs you to open up in big terrain and responds input for short swing turns when called upon. It’s a ski that makes you feel as if you can do no wrong.
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