Cross-country ski types

Nordic ski technology has new improvements in strides! Whether you're a fan of back country, explorer at heart or just a casual Sunday ride at your favorite cross-country ski resort with the family, there's a perfect nordic ski for you. Here are various types of skis and what they can be used for. None of them are bad choices, all of them are great choices in fact, you just need to chose the ones that fit your need the best. Not sure still? Contact us, we can talk about ski all day! 1-877-683-3338

 

 

WAX BASE

THE PLUS:
Quiet, great performance, optimal because you wax according to weather and temperature conditions
 
THE MINUS:
 You need to wax daily according to weather and temperature condition, might not perform well in wet conditions
 
GENERAL  CARE
  • Apply wax according to weather and temperature conditions.
  • Apply gliding wax on the gliding zones under the skis
 
 
 

 

FISH SCALES

THE PLUS:
No wax needed according weather and temperature conditions, good trade off: fun/glide/easy
 
THE MINUS:
Might not perform well in dry and icy conditions, not as quiet, loss of speed going down hill
 
GENERAL CARE
  • Apply gliding wax on the glide zones under the skis
  • Keep the fish scale zone clean with a wax limiting the accumulation of snow 

 

 

SKIN, with synthetic skin strip

 
THE PLUS:
No wax needed in the ski grip area, perform above fish scales, great grip even on wet or icy surfaces, can work in many various conditions, very quiet.
THE MINUS:
Can take a bit of getting use to on the first rides.
 
GENERAL CARE
  • The synthetic skin strip will require replacing after a year or so, more often if usage is super frequent, less depending on usage. 
  • The skin strip should be cleaned regularly to remove any debris that might stick to it to keep performaces to a pee