We already touched on the Marksman in our coverage of new skis at Outdoor Retailer, but we dove in a bit deeper at SIA.
Asymmetrical skis aren’t new, but this year, several companies (including Lib Tech, Elan, ON3P, and K2) are using this shaping. What makes the Marksman a bit different is the fact that it’s being marketed very clearly as a hybrid of two well-known skis.
The outside edge of the Marksman is a carryover from the Pinnacle 105 (with a sidecut and tip taper that’s reminiscent of the Pinnacle 95 we reviewed). The inside edge of the Marksman comes straight from the Petitor.
The Pinnacle and the Petitor share a few characteristics, but overall, they offer very different rides. So we’re curious to get these things on snow and start answering questions: Does the Marksman take the best of both skis and meld it into one versatile all-mountain weapon? How does it compare to the Shreditor 112 and 103 that it replaces? And, most importantly, what happens if you put them on the wrong feet???