Great Skis an cool people
At first, I wish to have your team happy New Year. I do not need to say anything, I’m happy with the OGSO Cosmic Ultralight skis. I bought them in Slovenia, and I spent some time on track and bit of track … at Sarajevo Olimpic mountains in Bosnia (as a tour leader) … This is just the best ski I ever owned. Let it be on the granger or outside, in combination with a new Marker alpinist bindings and a light, but hard The Sportiva Spitfire boots … great combination !!! (I’m skier for 43 year, let’s say open … “expert”) I can not describe how glad I am !! Thank you so much for this great product! Regards from Slovenia, Saso Cosic
Exceptional skiing! A catchy minimalism design! what else !!! 😍
My choice was therefore the Schwarztor (named for a nice pass accessible by hiking near Zermatt), mounted with Shift bindings.
The skis are part of the collection “Carbon Ultra light”, in 178cm they are 1,450 kg (each).
They benefit from “Super Rocker” and “Flex Performance” technologies. In detail it is a flat camber with big rocker.
The composition is two layers of carbon-aramid fiber that cover a paulownia wood core and two more layers of carbon-aramid fiber. Reinforced in the central upper part by a ribbon X carbon fiber and a carbon-kevlar ribbon at the tip … technical blah for purists, it is lightweight and the core is not foam.
The topsheet is sober and beautiful with these blue inscriptions on a blue background, but that’s subjective.
Working as a guide I want my skis to be reliable in all types of snow from early winter to late spring. This year I extended this period with summer expedition to Pakistan. Skiing with mountain boots was surprisingly a great fun. Why and how in mountain boots is already another story, but skis are really well responding and great fun to ski in different conditions throughout the year.
Nice Ski great Brand
The best … The best skis I have ever ski thank you 🙏🏽
During the last weeks I had the opportunity to test Ogso´s Schwarztor Ski during a few resort ski-days and (for me more important) on a lot of skitours in the mountains of Upper Austria.
The print on the sidewall says “Climb high and Surf” and that’s truly the case with this ski. It is exceptionally light and therefore amazing for the ascend, but also offers true downhill performance. The shape of the ski is very interesting – it has a very long Rocker, a short chamber and a slight tailrocker as well, which in combination allow for good turn-initiation and turn-control, as well as speed control. I had a lot of fun skiing it in trees where good control is needed, as well as in open terrain where I could go really fast and the ski offered exceptional stability in longer turns. It is very forgiving when your body-position is slightly off or you aren’t perfectly balanced on both skis, but it still remains very responsive for changes in pressure or stance.
The width of the Schwarztor (106mm under foot in my case) is not very wide but plenty enough for our powderdays in the eastern alps. It makes up the “lack” of width with the very long rocker shape that offers a lot of floatation. A small detail that I really like is the flat Tail that allows easy attachment of Skinclips for the uphill.
It really impressed me how easy it is to ski this ski in different snow-conditions and how little effort it takes to do so. On the other hand you can charge hard on the Schwarztor if you want to. The fact that you can save a lot of energy on the uphill due to its little weight and you still have very good downhill performance make up for a perfect touring ski for the downhill oriented backcountry-skier who also climbs a lot of vertical meters.
For me it is my go to ski for almost all skitours.
Born 29 September 1975 in Czech Republic
I grew up near the Beskydy mountains in Czech Republic. I did not spend my teenage years skiing but horse riding! Later I became totally addicted to rock climbing and mountaineering which changed my life and eventually brought me to Chamonix in 2003. I discovered skiing and ski touring here and became super passionate about it. As well as my friends, it is the mountains, our local playground, that is keeping me here in Chamonix!
Favourite activities: off piste skiing, ski touring, ski mountaineering and rock climbing.