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  1. #26
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Montucky
    Posts
    13
    I've been skiing the Husume 181 XTC's for the past couple of years as my daily driver backcountry (and occasional inbounds) ski and really dig them. I picked them up after a long great relationship with a pair of Ski Logik Howitzers (186) that I thought were unbreakable...and almost were... I was looking for a ski that would match the Howitzers flex and shape nearly identically, since 7 years of daily driving was proof that it was my ideal ski. The only things I wanted to change about the Howitzer was for it be a touch more playful in soft snow and a hair more damp when conditions got choppy.

    The Prior Husumes delivered in every way. The long low tip rocker lets the ski pivot a bit quicker (than my beloved Howitzers) when things get tight and the construction seems to quite inbounds chop and firm snow chatter beautifully. The heart and soul of the ski truly wants to be driven down the fall line with wide open turns. The faster you go the better the ski responds. It's got enough pop to encourage frequent airs (especially in soft snow) but prefers a long run out rather than quick tight moves once it comes time to shut things down. I've got mine mounted on the recommended line with G3 Ion LTs and happily ski them with the Maestrale RS boot but toss a booster strap on for inbounds charging (5'11" ~155lbs).

    The ski acts as a daily driver for me and has certainly made me consider that there are still quality skis being built post-Howitzer... Anywho, I'd also say that working with Prior has been great - super solid crew that are beyond excited to get you the RIGHT skis, even if you gotta wait a little bit for them!
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  2. #27
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    188
    I'm on 188 glass Husume's here in the PNW. They have been awesome skis for DDing at Crystal but I have found them a bit cumbersome inbounds at tighter resorts like Baker. They have pretty epic float in anything less than 18inches and hold a decent edge on firm groomers as long as you're ok with longer radius turns. They mow down any kind of chop or irregular snow.

    All in all, awesome ski.

  3. #28
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    222
    20% off customs right now...

  4. #29
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    F'n Midwest again
    Posts
    2,291
    anyone ever been on the prior a-star?
    Low to mid 120's waist width
    Aggressive in my own mind

  5. #30
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    222
    No... but I ordered a pair yesterday!

    Sent from my SM-N981U using Tapatalk

  6. #31
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    F'n Midwest again
    Posts
    2,291
    Ha.
    details? XTC? length?
    Aggressive in my own mind

  7. #32
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    222
    193 w glass ftw!

  8. #33
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    F'n Midwest again
    Posts
    2,291
    Freight trains, woot!
    Aggressive in my own mind

  9. #34
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    BC
    Posts
    1,216
    Quote Originally Posted by bry View Post
    193 w glass ftw!
    So sick!

    Vitamin I loves his pair

  10. #35
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Wenatchee
    Posts
    8,835
    My old Husumes purchased second hand from Seatown Slackey are really fun. Pretty loose and stable but you need speed.


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