Tind 85

Åsnes Tind 85

Brand
Åsnes
Model
Tind 85
Category
Touring
Weight
1400 gr
Waist
84 mm
Tested length
187 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
5
5
4
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Åsnes Tind 85:

6 / 10

Hard snow:
5 / 10
Soft snow:
6 / 10
Weight:
8 / 10
Technical info:
Åsnes has added some unusual details to its narrowest ski touring model Tind. It has a bend in the tail and a skin fastener in the back, something that is usual for Åsnes´ touring skis. The rocker is long in the front and back ski, and the camber is medium high. Stiff tip, soft front ski. The tip is relatively low and it is the narrowest ski in the test. The specific weight is not among the lowest. Tind has the narrowest waist and the second smallest surface area in the test.

On snow:
The test riders feel that the Åsnes Tind is unstable and difficult to maneuver. Is this because of the long rocker in the back and the tail? At the same time, Tind 85 is trustworthy and it performs according to the numbers provided in the technical measurements. Unfortunately, we didn´t get the chance to try out the short skin system. Tind suits versatile ski touring specialists who like the Åsnes brand, and who are not too concerned about weight.


Tind 85

Technical data:

Measured length
187 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 65545
Brand
Åsnes
Model
Tind 85
Produced
Sweden
Available lengths
167,176
Contact length
110 cm
Rocker tail
36 cm
Rocker nose
40 cm
Side cut
137 cm
Taper tail
24 cm
Taper tip
25 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
12 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
9 cm
Max tail width
103 mm
Min waist width
84 mm
Max nose width
118 mm
Side cut radius
21.70 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
14 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1750 cm2
Weight
1400 gr
Relative weight
0.80 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
36 mm
Hight nose tip
46 mm
Angle tail tip
23°
Angle nose tip
25°
Height of camber
4 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.