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Ski Review: Down Countdown 6 (CD6)

Gregor and Simen at Down Skis (Switzerland) provided us with a test pair of the Countdown 6 (CD6) skis last Spring, and now that vacation is over, we finally got around to finishing the writing of the review.  Basically, the CD6 is a remarkably lightweight, nimble and completely fun all-terrain ski (107mm waist) with an addicting personality to essentially do nearly anything you want except race boilerplate,  run death-wish straighlines at mach schnell or stomp huge air landings.  It is a great candidate for the one-ski-does-nearly-everything-I-want, with a bias toward backcountry rather than frontside resort usage.  This ski quickly became one of our "go-to" skis for nearly any day's outing. 

Read the full test of the Down CD6 skis here, and seriously consider their summer sale where €349 can get you a superbly built ski refined over the last several years to become one of their most popular models (for good reason).  We think Down has a great formula for design and manufacturing going on, and if our initial testing last Spring is any indication, people will be hearing more about Down skis in the seasons to come.

Down Skis Countdown 6


By: e.edelstein  Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 3:15:53 PM
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