As are mine, but I would have expected you to have a modern pair. Maybe a good year to get some deals as it would seem to be a slow season so far.
Good suggestion. I have 5 pair of skate skis, but just one classic pair (if you ignore the wooden ones nailed to the ceiling of the wax room).
I'm guessing you probably ski 5 to 1 skate - or more? It seems the way to go unless skiing on a narrow trail. But I suppose that's a personal decision. The better one is, the more able to utilize it (skate) in sub-optimal conditions. There's marathon skate, too.
Skate skiing on a big lake in the west with crust just right & no wind sounds like heaven. I have a Jackson Hole friend who does something like that on Jackson Lake but I think mostly classic.
Funny, I have two usable pairs of skate skis and 5 usable pairs of classic skis. This includes a pair of metal-edge back country telemark skis that I use frequently to set tracks in new snow, and a pair of waxless skis which I use in warm or icy conditions (most the time around here this year). I guess owning and using 5 pairs of skate skis requires one to also own a groomer...
You can have Dad's old Northland wood downhill skis that I cut down as my first xc pair. Even have some pine tar you can have. Unfortunately have lost the bear traps they had, and I used when first trying to learn how this ski stuff was done. Hard to believe the many levels of technology we have gone through.
Some of the older skate skis with older bindings do not work with my newer boots.
To replace the bindings are not really worth it since the skis are rock skis anyway.
Yep that's technology!
Skis have change a lot, but you're right -- boots and bindings are totally different. I remember ripping the toes off boots in college and even when they stayed together, they flopped around in the bindings. Nothing like the support you get from skate boots and bindings now!
Wait you don't rip the toes off your boots now? Amateur.