Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

View the most recent posts on the forum.

Topics - evo83

Pages: [1]
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.


Pages: [1]