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Please help me… where to start! (Read clueless Newbie)

Postby UserC » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:22 am

Hello Guys.

I'm new to the forum and XC skiing. I'm afraid I'm a newbie asking for equipment advice :roll:

I am an instructor of Alpine & Telemark skiing but am clueless about XC. I've done a bit of research online into equipment but could still really use some help picking out equipment. Obviously the best thing for the clueless to do is head to a shop for advice and buy there… however I really want to buy online from Salomon, purely because I get a discount with them. There is so much choice on the Salomon site I don't know where to start.

So, here is my info. I'm a pretty good Alpine Skier, average telemarker & I've been on Classic XC skis once :oops:
I want to Skate & Classic. I want skis that will give me stability whilst learning but I won't out grow too quickly. I'm 167cm & 50kg (female).

Can anyone suggest both a Salomon Classic & Skate ski that would suit my needs, and the right lengths? (As I know nothing maybe a waxless ski for classic would be best?).

Also should I get a combo boot if I want to do both skate and classic? Or do I need separate boots? I'd rather save cash and get one boot, but I don't want to get a combo boot if they are rubbish for both techniques.

And bindings…. ? :shock:

Thanks for any advice :heart:

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Re: Please help me… where to start! (Read clueless Newbie)

Postby Montana » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:08 am

Check with some cross country ski instructors in your area. If you are a certified instructor, or teach at an area with certified instructors they can provide some advice on how to get in touch with Nordic instructors.
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Re: Please help me… where to start! (Read clueless Newbie)

Postby nxski » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:08 pm

[quote="UserC"]Can anyone suggest both a Salomon Classic & Skate ski that would suit my needs, and the right lengths? (As I know nothing maybe a waxless ski for classic would be best?).quote]

if you find a good shop they will be able to camber test skis for you and suggest your best options. It also comes down to how much you're willing to spend.
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