Classic skiing is often what we think of with regards to Cross Country Skiing. Skis are designed for skiing in groomed tracks. For adult skiers ski are (between 155 cm/50 kg and 185 cm/75 kg), recommended lengths are between 180 and 210 centimetres (approximately 115% of the skier's height). Ski's should be chosen on flex and weight distribution. Traction comes from a "grip zone" underfoot that when bearing the skier's weight engages either a textured gripping surface or a grip wax. Accordingly, these skis are classified as "waxable" or "waxless". Recreational waxless skis generally require little attention and are adapted for casual use. Waxable skis, if prepared correctly, provide better grip and glide.
- When the skier's weight is distributed on both skis, the ski's
- or flex diminishes the pressure of the grip zone on the snow and promotes bearing on the remaining area of the ski—the "glide zone". In-Store we can test for stiffness of camber and help find the best classic ski for you.