Model: C 140 Railflex 2
Size(cm) / Radius(m): 142/? 149/? 156/? 163/? 170/15.3 177/?
Length Tested: 170cm
“The C 140 has a modern geometry with its 68mm width underfoot and is ready for every slope condition and turn radius. Thanks to the Full Carbon Jacket, this ski rides smoothly and holds on ice.”
For £300 or $530 US including bindings this ski performs as good if not better than skis priced at nearly double that. After skiing the C 140 and rechecking the price tag considering how the it performs you will view the price tag as an injustice.
Do NOT take the price or the rental look into consideration.
Short turns - no problem, plenty of grip, holds on ice, lots of feedback, confidence inspiring with end of turn kick. Medium turns – same. Long GS arcs – same. Piste wide arcs – same.
If you are the top end of a beginner or low to mid intermediate, these skis will take your ability level through a significant time span and help you to realise the things you should be experiencing while skiing. A ski which proves you do not need to buy above your ability and wallet to get years from them. I consider myself a good skier – ex racer but would happily ski this ski all day. It is even wide enough in the middle to allow float in powder. The C 140 is extraordinarily good all-round ski in all areas. Not slow in the deep stuff either.
I simply cannot fault this type of performance at this price tag. It does exactly what it says on the tin and then some. If you are anywhere around the intermediate plateau, try a pair of these – period.
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