Template - Technical data
30cm 12cm 17cm 121.7mm 101.5mm 107.5mm 39.6mR 27° 49mm 22mm 15° 36cm 180cm 94cm 50cm

Down Countdown 4

Brand
Down
Model
Countdown 4
Category
Touring
Weight
1773 gr
Waist
101.5 mm
Tested length
180 cm
Year
2013

Explore ski touring in Norway:



SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

9
7
5
5
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Down Countdown 4:

7 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
6 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
This candidate from Down Skis really stands out among the narrower ski touring models, with a 40 meter average radius. This is a scaled-down freeride ski with flat, consistent rocker and taper in front and at the back. The back skis are very stiff, while the flex is average in the front ski. In our opinion, the finish could be better.

On snow:
However, the Countdown 4 is a true original in the positive sense. It is a supple freeride ski that floats well. But the best thing is the way it turns in powder snow. Its Achilles’ heel is how it performs in harder conditions, where it is well beaten by many of its competitors. But this is a very good choice if powder is most important. Then you also get a lightweight ski that is narrow enough for crossing icy patches in style.


Countdown 4

Technical data:

Measured length
180 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 97555
Brand
Down
Model
Countdown 4
Contact length
94 cm
Rocker tail
36 cm
Rocker nose
50 cm
Side cut
133 cm
Taper tail
17 cm
Taper tip
30 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
12 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
10 cm
Max tail width
107.5 mm
Min waist width
101.5 mm
Max nose width
121.7 mm
Side cut radius
39.6 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
14.2 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1887 cm2
Weight
1773 gr
Relative weight
0.94 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
22 mm
Hight nose tip
49 mm
Angle tail tip
15°
Angle nose tip
27°
Height of camber
1 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.