what about the salomon EXTRA STIFF skin skis?

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what about the salomon EXTRA STIFF skin skis?

Postby JeffOYB » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:19 pm

anyone know about these? i only weigh 180 and want to lose some... but i could wear a pack! : )
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Re: what about the salomon EXTRA STIFF skin skis?

Postby dcpattie » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:50 pm

I think it would make an excellent double poling ski, just what you love Jeff!

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Re: what about the salomon EXTRA STIFF skin skis?

Postby JeffOYB » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:53 pm

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Re: what about the salomon EXTRA STIFF skin skis?

Postby Neuro » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:55 am

Rather choose skin skis on the soft side is the advice from these testers which I agree with since grip is not all that amazing so you want to make sure they are in good contact with the snow. But then you don't want the skin dragging either so better go to a top shop and get skis measured and picked just for your weight and style. The extra you pay for this compared to at an internet shop is worth it IMO as the enjoyment is so much more when this is right. I guess it's like going skiing with perfectly prepped skis and you know how lovely that can be.

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Re: what about the salomon EXTRA STIFF skin skis?

Postby PenokeeRanger » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:36 am

I see I’m replying pretty late. But I had the extra-stiff in the 2014 Salomon RC skin 206cm and at 160-180lbs I found them to be too stiff. I’m 5’ 9” and the 206cm skis also felt pretty long on me. Beginning of the ski season I could kick well but rest of the season I struggled on kick. Sold those and got last years Salomon S/Race Skin 201cm at medium stiffness, added the IFP plate, and seemed to find my sweet spot. I still would like to get the extra-stuff 201 some day so I can get more glide when I need it, or for those early ski days when I need to lose some weight :lol: , but it seems like last years S/Race Skin skis were set stiffer than the 2014s. As one other person mentioned, you may want to go softer. They do seem stiffer than my older 201cm Med Equipe 10 Classics. It was suggested by the dealer I go with the extra-stiff 201 but I’ve got two young kids (both under 2) and my ski time is getting ever so concentrated.


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