A: Your snow poles will work fine. Think about it: When you ski, you plant your poles and they sink an inch or two into the snow. (more…)
Rollerski Shaft Differences
Marwe rollerskis come in two formats, Aluminum, denoted by a “A” in the name, as in 610A (Skate), 590A(skate on combi shaft) etc. Or composite shafts, now denoted by “XC” in the name, such as 700Xc (classic), or 620Xc (skate). This was previously just called a “C”, but around 2013, Marwe updated, and all current composite models have the new, lighter “XC” shaft.
by Test Team member Kermit Pattison
A timely reminder of the importance of having skis with the proper flex:
After skiing for a number of years, the need to purchase additional gear – whether it be ski equipment, waxes or clothing – can ebb and flow from one year to the next. One season may find us trying or adding small things here and there, while others are notable for big purchases such as new skis, boots or poles. This time around, I made a few additions/substitutions to my skiing toolbox that while relatively small, were key and worthy of passing along. (more…)
First, a disclaimer: “Universal” is the one word we shouldn’t use in the ski industry. Every one of us has made a bad ski choice on a given day. Nothing is foolproof.
by Kermit Pattison, Test Team member