HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CLASSIC CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS?

You want to start classic cross-country skiing or just update your equipment.
Check out our advice to choose the pair of classic cross-country skis that meets your needs and body type.

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CROSS COUNTRY SKATE SKIING

Classic cross-country skiing is easy to learn as a movement similar to a sliding walk is at the origins of the sport;nevertheless, be aware that mastering the classic technique perfectly will require lots of discipline and perseverance!

Before choosing a classic cross-country ski, it's important to take certain things into account:your fitness and your practice level, choice of anti-reverse system, the compatibility of the binding standards with your boots and your body type.
This will help you to choose the ski to meet your needs, the stiffness of its camber and the right size ski.

A few articles ahead to help understand classic cross-country skiing as well as the technical terms used in this sport.

1- DECIDE ON
YOUR LEVEL

Depending on your targets, your physical ability and endurance or even your technical control,
classic cross-country skiing can be practised for "fun"or "sport" just as much as "performance".
That's why it is important to evaluate these criteria to determine your level
and therefore the equipment that meets your needs!

2 - CHOOSE YOUR
ANTI-REVERSE SYSTEM

Classic skis are made from a 2/3 smooth base and a central anti-reverse system for grip and propulsion.
There are 3 grip systems

3 - CHECK THE COMPATIBILITY OF BINDINGS

Choose a classic skiing binding, each brand offers different options:adjustable with or without tools / skis on or off.
Choose the option that suits you best.
An important point when it comes to choosing bindings is ski/boot compatibility
There are 3 types of binding standards according to the brand.
These different standards are not always compatible and don’t let you attach skis and boots together.

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CLASSIC CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS?
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CLASSIC CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS?

4 - Choose A ski
SUITED TO YOUR BODY SHAPE

To choose your classic cross-country ski, its size, camber and flex should be adapted to your weight and practice level.

Now you know the main criteria for choosing a pair of classic cross-country skis for your objectives, practice level and body shape.If you haven't already done so, check out our "how to choose" you cross-country ski poles and skate skiing boots to complete your equipment.

Don't forget that choosing the correct equipment is crucial to enjoy your time on the slopes to the full.

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CLASSIC CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS?

VINCENT

Product Manager - INOVIK

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