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PLEASE NOTE: K2 Sports, owner of both Madshus Skis & Karhu Skis, has discontinued the Karhu XCD product line and is now producing them as Madshus backcountry skis. Hence, the Madshus Epoch is exactly the same as the former Karhu XCD 10th Mountain skis. Only the graphics are different.
Madshus Epoch complete ski package
*includes Madshus Epoch skis, bindings, boots & ski poles
Madshus Epoch backcountry skis (formerly Karhu XCD 10th Mountain) are waxless, full-metal edge backcountry touring skis with a generously wide platform. Though not as wide as the Madshus Annum, the 99mm-68mm-84mm sidecut (widths of ski at tip/middle/tail) retains excellent flotation on top of deep snow. The Madhus Epoch also features slightly more camber than the Madshus Annum, allowing these all-mountain backcountry touring-telemark skis to aggressively perform on more varied terrain and snow conditions. Serious back country skiers will appreciate its light weight, quickness and maneuverability in tight surroundings and/or less than ideal snow conditions. With 99mm-68mm-84mm dimensions, the sidecut is optimally shaped and tapered to carve remarkable turns.
The Madshus Epoch has full-metal edges and MGV OmniTrak No Wax waxless base for excellent grip and control. Combine with 75mm 3-pin bindings and stiffer category backcountry touring ski boots for outstanding all-mountain performance and sweet telemark turns on the way down. Virtually maintenance free, we recommend simply applying a quick coat of liquid glide wax before each outing, such as Swix Easy Glide (see accessories below), to improve ski glide and prevent snow from sticking to ski bases.
sidecut (width of skis): 99mm tip - 68mm middle - 84mm tail
The Madshus Epoch MGV Omni skis are compatible with backcountry-telemark bindings category models: BC NNN, SNS, 75mm-3pin / telemark or AT-Alpine Touring binding systems etc.
Wide platform, waxless skis with full-metal edges for serious backcounty skiers breaking trail and encountering various snow conditions and terrain in search of breathtaking descents. Light weight, quick and maneuverable in tight surroundings and/or less than ideal snow conditions. Wide platform for float with progressive sidecut / taper design for true telemark turns in deep snow to wind/hard pack conditions.
Madshus Epoch Ski Technology / Highlights:
» Madshus MULTICORE & OMNITRAK complete details
- PROGRESSIVE XCD SIDECUT: most aggressive sidecut at the tip and tail for a quick and agile ski; long radius underfoot for powerful edge hold
- CARBON POWERBAND: increased longitudinal stiffness
- MULTICORE: a new wood core that improves performance, cuts weight and helps reduce our carbon footprint
- MGV OMNITRAK NO WAX SKI BASE: independently proven to offer the best combination of grip and glide
- SINGLE CAMBER PLUS: soft but more camber than the Madshus Annum, for more versatility in varying snow conditions to retain responsive downhill performance and touring efficiency
- FULL LENGTH METAL EDGE: increased control in varied snow conditions
Madshus Epoch Backcountry Skis Size Chart:
*please contact us if you have any additional questions regarding proper sizing
90 - 120 lbs. -
120 - 150 lbs. -
150 - 180 lbs. -
180+ lbs. -
Swix Easy Glide Liquid Bottle for Fishscale / Waxless Skis - N0003
The Swix Easy Glide Liquid Bottle with Applicator for Fishscale Skis - N0003 is a great solution for making sure your waxless skis never run out of glide or fall prey to icing. The 80ml bottle comes with an attached applicator and a tight fitting cap.
Regular price: $12.50
Sale price: $8.75
Swix Easy Glide Care Kit for Fishscale / Waxless Skis - N0005
The Swix Easy Glide Care Kit for waxless skis - N0005 is an easy 3 step system for maintaining your skis - pre-ski prep & cleaning. Kit Includes: 80 ml Easy Glide liquid, 70 ml Swix Base Cleaner and Swix Fiberlene towel.
Regular price: $32.00
Sale price: $22.40
BlueBird Day Telemark Leashes - Backcountry / Telemark Ski Leashes
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The BlueBird Day Ski Leashes not only work to keep your skis attached, they are super easy to use without having to ever remove your gloves or mittens -- simply grasp ski leash cable with fist and pull upwards to open the jaws. Made of highest quality materials. Sold as a pair...
Regular price: $24.00
Sale price: $21.60
All Telemark-Backcountry Cross Country Skis - Rossignol Fischer Madshus Alpina Voile
All Telemark & Backcountry Cross Country Ski Bindings - Voile Rottefella Solamon Rossignol
All Telemark Boots & Backcountry Cross Country Ski Boots - Scarpa Garmont Alpina Rossignol Fischer
All Backcountry Nordic Ski Poles - Swix Rossignol Black Diamond
All Climbing Skins & Kicker Skins
Climbing skins are an essential tool for backcountry skis & AT / telemark skis. Skins make climbing any vertical in the backcounty effortless. Kicker skins are 1/2 length skins, ideal for kick and glide striding without fussing with messy kick wax.
All Hiking & Ski Gaiters
A great selection of the finest ski gaiters that protect and prevent snow, water & debris from entering ski boots...
All Cross Country Ski Clothing - Nordic Ski Jackets Pants Gloves Hats Socks & More
High-tech, warm and comfortable xc ski clothing for men, women and children including ski pants, jackets, socks, gloves, hats and more.
All Cross Country Skiing Accessories - Gaiters Headlamps Climbing Skins Backpacks Ski Pulks & More
Additional ski accessories including headlamps, climbing skins, gaiters, backpacks, ski pulks, hand-foot warmers and more.
All Black Diamond HeadLamps & Camping Lanterns
Black Diamond headlamps for extending winter play into the dark hours and safely finding your way back home when daylight runs out a little early. Black Diamond Orbit camping lantern too.
All Ski Backpacks & Travel Ski Bags
Carefully chosen backcountry ski backpacks and nordic skiing backpacks / daypacks with many features including durability, light-weight & comfort, lash-down straps for carrying skis, clothing & more. Travel ski bags too.
All Swix Fishscale / Waxless Ski Products
Swix Wax products for ensuring superb glide and no ice or snow build-up on the bottom of waxless skis. Ski base cleaner products too.
Swix Wax Specialists - All Swix Wax & Ski Tools - Swix Skate Wax Kick Wax Klister & More
All Swix wax products including F4 Universal Glide for waxless skis, kick wax, klister, glide/skate wax, base cleaners, scrapers, corks, waxing irons, ski tuning benches and more.
Wilderness Engineering BaseCamp Ski Pulk Gear Sled - Base Camp Mountaineering Sleds for Backcountry Skiing etc.
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The 2014 Wilderness Engineering Base Camp Ski Pulk-Gear Sled is the ultimate gear sherpa for the winter backcountry. Easily and securely stow everything in the BaseCamp mountaineering sled-ski pulk for efficiently pulling all essentials needed for any skiing or snowshoeing backcountry multi-day expedition or just a fun afternoon in the woods with the entire family. So trustworthy they are routinely used as Special Forces, SEALs and Marines military sleds, rescue sleds and more...
KinderShuttle Ski Pulk by Wilderness Engineering - Kinder Shuttle Ski Pulks / Child Carrier Sleds
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It's true, you don't need a babysitter when cross country skiing -- bring the small children, toddlers and infants too! The KinderShuttle ski pulk sled makes it possible to safely, warm and comfortably bring along a child, toddler or infant when nordic skiing or snowshoeing. Universally designed to work off trail, in groomed ski tracks and skate skiing too...
Onion River Sports Ski Straps by Voile
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Made by Voile-USA, these ski straps are imprinted with Onion River Sports motto "Muscles Not Motors". Sold as a pair (for top and bottom of a pair of skis). Compatible with all types of skis including nordic skis, randonee & telemark skis and alpine skis...
Regular price: $9.00
Sale price: $6.30
Swix Ski Straps for Wide Backcountry / Telemark Skis - R0392
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The Swix R0392 Ski Straps are super easy to use velcro ski straps. Designed specifically for use with today's very wide alpine, backcountry and telemark skis (over 80mm wide). Includes a base protector pad integrated into the strap and fits in between the skis prior to tightening the strap. Sold as a pair.
Regular price: $7.50
Sale price: $5.25
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