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Cross Country Skiing

Rossignol Delta Skating Ski

80

2016

Rossignol Delta Skating Ski

Designed for competitive athletes, the fiercely cambered Rossignol Delta Skating ski is built with a honeycomb core and fiberglass laminate for forgiving flex and easy handling.

Madshus Terrasonic Skate Ski

84

2016

Madshus Terrasonic Skate Ski

Excelling on cold snow, the Madshus Terrasonic is a sleek, mid-range skate ski designed for fast workouts and long skate tours.

Fischer RCS Skate Plus

92

2016

Fischer RCS Skate Plus

A proven champion at the World Cup, the super-light Fischer RCS Skate Plus ski features an air-carbon construction and holes in the tips for fast, buttery performance in a variety of conditions.

One Way Sport Premio Skate Package

91

2013

One Way Sport Premio Skate Package

Overall, this is a great high-level skate package. The boots were light and helped promote active ankle flexion while skiing. The skis were responsive and stable. The poles have been on the market since 2004 and have greatly improved with stiffness and weight.

Fischer S-Bound 78 Ski package

91

2012

Fischer S-Bound 78 Ski package

This is a solid ski, boot, binding backcountry combo. Great for a quick afternoon off trail ski tour, and an excellent quiver set-up to have between your Nordic racing skis and full AT backcountry combo.

Madshus Skate Package

85

2012

Madshus Skate Package

The Madshus Skate Package is very solid high-end skate package with a stable ski/boot/binding combo. For me, the poles were the stand out part of the entire set-up.

Salomon S-Lab Skate Pro

89

2012

Salomon S-Lab Skate Pro

The S-Lab Skate Pro is the top of the line performance Nordic ski-racing boot from Salomon. The boot has been specifically designed for the skate technique.