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Apache Coomba (2008)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $800.00
Year: 2008
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 135/102/121
Lengths: 167, 174, 181, 188

Stability at speed: 3.54 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.22 / 5
Crud performance: 3.24 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.02 / 5

The Coomba aptly honors its namesake. Doug Coombs was the acknowledged master of steep lines, but finesse, not power, was his hallmark. He favored a light, maneuverable ski, and the Coomba would have made him proud, testers surmised. It’s metal-free-nice when you’re hiking for turns, but also for easygoing playfulness and a maneuverability in tight spots that belies its width. It’s gutsy, and will push back when you push it, but it works well with a lighter touch and at slower speeds, too. “Very floaty, but still stable and fun to carve,” said Woods.

Best For

Versatile soft-snow performance.

Not For

Heavyweights, aggressive style of attack.