Types of cross country skis
Standard classic skis
Skis designed for classic groomed trails are notable for their distinctive and sharp tips. Another typical feature is the pronounced camber near the wax pocket.
Skating cross-country skis
Skating cross-country skis have a typical flat and broad tip, wider than on classic skis. They are also flatter and stiffer.
Combi cross-country skis
Work for both skate and classic skiing, so they are suitable for people who do not have a preferred style. They are similar to classic cross-country skis, except stiffer and with a smaller camber. Since this type is a compromise, their skiing characteristics are not as good as those of skis designed for one particular style.
Choosing ski length
- Classic style - 20-30 cm longer than you are tall
- Skating style - about 5-15 cm longer than you are tall
- Combi style - 10-20 cm longer than you are tall
- Touring skis - for beginners and intermediate cross-country skiers who like to enjoy the countryside are not in a hurry. Touring skis are wider and softer.
- Sport skis - suitable both for amateur athletes and sports enthusiasts. They have a lighter construction and stiffer flex.
- Race and performance skis - designed for racing or very demanding athletes. These skis are narrow and stiff, making them faster and less forgiving.
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