Couturier 100 Neo UL

TESTED 2023
Lightweight, easy to turn and to manage, ideal for long ascents, soft snow and lightweight skiers
In brief
Suitable for
long climbs in powder, beginner and intermediate skiers
Not suitable for
high speed and high performance, pro skiers, powerful skiers
Also suitable for
freeride progression, transition to fat skis, old-school skiers
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  • In words
  • Technical specifications

    Buyer’s Guide reviews

    Positioning
    Handling
    Skier
    Suggested curve arc
    Short radius
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    On-snow performance
    Hard / packed
    Powder
    Wind-blown / crust
    Damp / wet
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    The charts show our impressions from testing
    Product info
    Category average
    Trip purpose
    Summit
    Line
    Slope
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    Recommended use
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    In words

    Intro
    Founded in 2015, Ogso is the brainchild of Thomas Seidensticker, and it's in an unusual location for a ski manufacturer, with operations in Malta and Tunisia. Their Couturier ski is unchanged from last season, with a 104 millimeter waist width, and is the lightest model in its class, even though it's not the narrowest. It's a crossover ski at the outer edge of the tour segment and has interesting dimensions for floating in fresh snow. Its mono-directional shape features an impressive tip with progressive rocker, supported by a classic camber underfoot that extends nearly to the end of the tail.
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    On the snow
    Its weight points right away to its fairly spare construction for its size, which makes it an excellent candidate for long ascents, even in excess of a thousand meters, especially in soft snow or on other terrain that's not overly challenging. Its weight-to-width ratio helps the tip to float and gives less experienced skiers, or old-school ski mountaineers transition to fat skis, that added bit of confidence. It doesn't require super-high speeds or excessive power, as it turns great at slow speeds and in tight spaces and gives valuable support to lower-level skiers. It has a new-school geometry with a predominantly old-school character in a nod to the purest, simplest form of skiing, snaking down the mountain with tight turns. It's a great ski for women and other lightweight skiers. It works well with a pin binding, but also with other types, depending on your preferred use case.
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    Lab
    Concave and convex all along the base, not corrected after 8 runs through the machine. Irregular structure, not waxed. Decent edges 1.6 x 1.7 mm at 93-94° (too much), base edge 2° (too much). Insufficient finish, definitely needs tuning.
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    Technical specifications

    Construction
    sidewall
    Materials
    paulownia, glass fiber, carbon fiber, aramid, basalt fiber
    Base
    sintered UHMWPA with carbon
    Available sizes
    162, 170, 178, 186, 194
    Made in
    Tunisia
    Price
    775 €
    Declared specsMeasured by us
    We measured the length 178 to get all the details
    178 cm
    Length
    XXXXX
    135 cm
    Tip width
    XXXXX
    120 cm
    Tail width
    XXXXX
    104 cm
    Waist width
    XXXXX
    N/A
    Edge contact
    XXXXX
    N/A
    Camber
    XXXXX
    N/A
    Tip rocker
    XXXXX
    N/A
    Tail rocker
    XXXXX
    1.450 g
    Individual weight
    XXXXX
    N/A
    Left weight
    XXXXX
    N/A
    Right weight
    XXXXX
    20 m
    Sidecut radius
    XXXXX
    N/A
    Load-bearing surface
    XXXXX
    N/A
    Tip torsion
    XXXXX
    N/A
    Center torsion
    XXXXX
    N/A
    Tail torsion
    XXXXX
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