Category Archives: Rental & Demo Reviews

Overviews and Reviews of the Ashland Outdoor Store Rental & Demo fleet.

All of our Backcountry Demo Gear is now on sale!

All sales will be first come-first served, and lots of gear has already gone!                               Below is the complete updated price list, as of 4/16. For … Continue reading

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Who Rents What & Where!

A question we often get at the store is “Does anyone in the valley rent [blank]?”  So we decided it would be nice to put this info together and make it easier to find! Below is a list of places … Continue reading

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Fischer Silent Spider

In our rental fleet, we have the Fischer Silent Spider Nordic Ski mounted with Fischer BCX NNN bindings.  There are six 169cm pairs, eight 179cm pairs, and six 189cm pairs.  Their side cut is 62-52-60(tip-waist-tail in mm).  These are classic … Continue reading

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Fischer SC Skatecut Skis

The skate skis we rent are the Fischer SC Skatecut with the Fischer R3 NNN Skate Binding.  They are a Nordic Race Skate Ski featuring a hightec light core with carbon laminates, power edge for better grip and safety, and … Continue reading

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Cross Country Skiing

Cross-Country (XC) Skiing is a sub-category of Nordic skiing in which one uses skis and poles to tour across snow covered areas.  Historically, XC skiing was used as a method of transportation during winter.  While still used as transport by some, today it is mainly … Continue reading

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MSR Lightning Ascent

The MSR Lightning Ascent is “The pinnacle of light and aggressive all-terrain performance.”  They come in 22, 25, and 30 inch long models.  In our fleet, we have 3 pairs of 22’s and 3 pairs of 25’s. For sizing, refer … Continue reading

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MSR Denal/EVO Snowshoes

The EVO is made for “Essential performance and versatility over rolling terrain.”  The Denali is an older generation of the EVO.  The progression was Denali, then Denali EVO, and now it is the EVO.  In our rental fleet, we have … Continue reading

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Black Diamond AMPerage

In our demo fleet, we have the 175cm Black Diamond AMPerage.  We have one pair mounted Alpine Touring and one pair mounted Telemark. For telemark, we mounted the Black Diamond O1 bindings with the Ridiculously Stiff cartridge.  This can fit … Continue reading

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Black Diamond Drift

In our demo fleet, we have the 186cm Black Diamond Drift.  We have one pair mounted Alpine Touring and one pair mounted Telemark. For telemark, we mounted the Black Diamond O1 bindings with the Ridiculously Stiff cartridge.  This can fit … Continue reading

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Black Diamond Verdict

In our demo fleet, we have both the 180cm and 170cm Black Diamond Verdict.  We have two skis of each size.  One mounted Alpine Touring and one mounted Telemark. For telemark, we mounted Black Diamond’s O1 bindings with the Ridiculously … Continue reading

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