Weighing in around 1500 grams per ski, you’re going to want to make an extra lap on the skintrack before you call it an honest day. If that’s not your style, you can skip the kale salad and go straight for chesseburgers and still keep up with your friends. The Sitka spruce core and minimalist construction doesn’t add any unnecessary gimmicks for you to carry around on your feet.
The Coho has a trim physique, perfectly proportioned to serve its purpose; this ski practically earns your turns for you. The low profile tips seen on many of today’s mainstream boards may look cool in the lift line, but take them out of bounds and you’ll pay! A mild elf shoe shovel pops the Coho to the surface during deep trail breaking and saves your butt from the embarrassment of spearing the nose into abrupt transitions. The tail is virtually flat, making it simple to build a snow anchor but has enough curve so you won’t drag your skin tail clips. The flat tail also means you can ski the coho a little shorter than other skis, making kickturns less awkward and shaving precious ounces.
Last but surely not least, the sidecut profile of the Coho is perhaps the most well refined aspect of the shape. The ski features a wider shovel that tapers to a relatively narrow stern. This pintail profile has a tighter turning radius in the nose to make the ski easily initiate turns while the narrower tapering tail pivots effortlessly to swing the ass end around. If you like to link consistent smooth turns through untracked snow, look no further than the Fairweather Coho.
Original Gyotaku Artwork
Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese art of fish printing. Each set of cohos contains an original, hand printed image by fisherwoman Lindsay Johnson.