Monthly Archives: January 2012

Skis less than 95mm under foot belong in a museum!

With advances in ski technology, non cross-country skis that are less than 95mm under foot are obsolete.  They should be retired.  If they are well under 95mm, they belong in a museum, on your wall as decoration, or as part … 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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Fleece is Dead!

Fleece is dead! Long live soft shell and synthetic insulation! Your thoughts? Comment on this below or get more involved by joining our Forum discussion about this topic. Update 1/7/12 – Several people have started chiming in on the Forum. … Continue reading

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