After a long wait, I'm hooked up with new skis. These are made for on and off groomed trails. Jared has the same skis, older model. I used his on my trip to Itasca with a loaded pack. They are big boy tested and approved. I mounted the bindings last night and look forward to using them tomorrow. Hoped to use them today, but decided to let the glue cure fully. I'll go set a track for my ski kids.
The sales pitch for these skis goes as follows: "Face the downhill with confidence when you’re on the Fischer E99 Crown Ski. Full-length metal edges grab like mad so you can gracefully link tele turns down the hill. Mountain Crown scales bite into the snow on the flats and uphills, giving you unmatched traction on long tours, and air channels in the body minimize weight to help you conserve energy for a long day in the backcountry."