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Discussion: Touring skis

in: 007; 007 > 2017-12-11

Dec 12, 2017 10:50 PM # 
jennycas:
Is that the same as cross-country skis? I guess in Aust we have nowhere to 'tour' to!
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Dec 13, 2017 8:04 AM # 
007:
Haha I'm learning how complicated skis are Jen! Touring skis are totally different to cross country skis, they are much more like downhill skis but generally a bit wider for descending on ungroomed snow and you attach fur to the bottom for ascending. Touring here has mostly big ups and downs, whereas cross country skis are super light and thin and aren't made for descending. I got touring skis which are a bit more solid so they are also good for normal downhill skiing :)
I think the snowy mountains would have great touring! But I think people use another type of ski which is in between the two..
Maybe I'll end up with as many skis as I once had bikes ;)
Dec 14, 2017 12:05 AM # 
jennycas:
The Americans talk about skate skis, which is also a term I'm unfamiliar with.
Dec 14, 2017 6:45 AM # 
007:
Skating are a type of cross country skis, mostly done on groomed tracks.. It looks very fast and elegant but I could never get the hang of it!
Dec 14, 2017 1:29 PM # 
Lizzie:
skate skiing is beautiful to watch! Unless it's me on the skis...
Dec 14, 2017 4:31 PM # 
007:
Ditto ^^ me skating is like a drunk penguin!
My first attempt got me about 6km in 90 minutes..

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