Duret Redefine Fat SkisWritten by Dan Morgan, Tuesday, 25 January 2011
How fat is fat? 130? 140? 150mm underfoot?
Duret Skis think that’s not fat enough, and for absolutely epic powder days enter the Duret Monstre Fat. We are usually more used to seeing Duret monoskis, usually on the feet of a practician showing us the true meaning of ski technique, so they certainly have some pedigree in wide boards.
They weigh in at 5.2 kg and measure an eye popping 203-177-193 with a 30 meter turning radius.
Wooden core (ash/poplar), sandwich construction and carbon fibre (presumably to keep the weight down so you can actually carry them).
Not entirely convinced that the average joe would get more than a day or two on these a year, so a gift for the skiing playboy who has everything else but they’d certainly be noticed in the lift line.
Duret’s test tour takes them across France and Switzerland in 2011 should you want to get a closer look and happen to wake up to 6 foot of fresh…
Les Brasses (FR) - 15th January
Leysin (CH)- 29th January
Praz Sur Arly (FR) - 12th and 13th February
Arosa (CH) - 18th & 19th February - February
La Grande Terche (FR) - 26th February
Les Diablerets (CH) - 5th March
Auris (FR) - 19th March