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Back Country Skiing Discussion / Re: BC Skis, sidecut?
« on: November 28, 2013, 08:28:23 am »
HOOP

The length would not be a problem for me. I usually ski on lakes or through bush trails that are so heavily snowed that I hardly glide on the down hill sections….the second time through is a different story but i don't mind a good wipeout once or twice a day! I'm thinking 195-205cm. My downhill turning will be very minimal if at all.

The sidecut is where I'm having trouble finding the perfect ski. I want something that will track straight on open lakes so a sidecut of 20+mm feels excessive. The Fischer E99 (66-54-61), Fisher Outback (68-59-64), Solomon 69 (69-56-63), Madshu Glit (68-55-62) are on my short list. I'll need to compare the camber and the flex before I pull the trigger. I will be picking up some skins, something like BD Glidelite half skins.

Thanks again!


 

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Back Country Skiing Discussion / Re: Long distance fast light ski camping?
« on: November 27, 2013, 04:41:23 pm »
I'm looking to do the same thing, 25+km days, fast skiing, small pack. I'm new to the game so I'll be interested to here what you come up with.

Good luck!

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Back Country Skiing Discussion / Re: BC Skis, sidecut?
« on: November 27, 2013, 02:41:44 pm »
Thanks for the info HOOP

You answered my next question too! Should I use the suggested ski length charts? Some of the charts have me on a 175-180cm ski which would defeat the purpose of having a wider ski (i'm 5'9", 155). The shorter skis must be geared toward alpine BC skiing... It comes down to surface area in the end, however I feel a longer ski will be slightly more efficient that a short wide ski. The Fisher E99 comes in a nice selection of lengths and are "very popular" in my area.

I looked up Karhu, looks like they discontinued your model. How long are your Orions?

I have plenty of time to figure this out, +14 and rain today!




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Back Country Skiing Discussion / BC Skis, sidecut?
« on: November 26, 2013, 08:55:43 am »
Hello everyone

I’m new to the site so I’ll give you a little background. I have been skate skiing for years now but last year I picked up a entry level classic ski package and absolutely fell in love. Waiting for the skate ski trails to be groomed drove me nuts but with these classic skis I can go anywhere anytime!  I do most of my skiing on abandoned trails that are usually covered with 12+” of powder or on the lake which can be anywhere from fresh powder to ice. I’m located in central New Brunswick so conditions are usually mild. With my current skis (51-50-50?) My skis ride 4-10” below the snow and sometimes I don’t see them for hours! I’m not sure if this slows me down but I would assume so.

I know there are lots of topics on here about BC ski selection but most are geared to maximum floatation and pulling a sled whereas I want to pack light (maybe a small sled this year) and ski fast and far (20+km/day), maximizing my kick. The 90-60-80 ski that seams popular on this site looks very wide and slow to me, where as the 70-55-60 looks like a nice compromise. The local dealer caries a good selection of Solomon and the boots (adv-6) fit perfect. Would I be better off with the Adv 69 (69-56-63) or the Adv 89(89-60-78)?

I have no BC experience past my current skis so any advice would be helpful.

Evo83

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