The perfect combination of kick and glide is what makes Nordic skiing so thrilling. But have you ever experienced squirrely skis that are unstable? Or slow and dragging skis? How about skis that don't have enough grip and are slipping on every hill? Frustrating, isn't it? Sometimes you can blame it on the wax, or your skiing technique. Or, maybe the ski just doesn't "fit" you properly.
This is where we can help
We size skis by skier weight first, skier ability and fitness level second, and finally, by skier height. We use a combination of tools to pick the right ski for you, whether it's a waxable classic ski, skate ski, or waxless ski.
We begin with an "interview." We want to know where you want to ski, your fitness level, your likes or dislike of your current pair of skis, as well as your Nordic goals. Are you hard driving and competitive? Or are you a casual shuffler exploring the back woods?
Using the manufacturer's sizing recommendation, is how we begin the selection process for the right ski. Then we evaluate the flex of the skis and confirm the choice by using our Fischer flex board. We assess the skis's flex under your weight while standing, and as you transfer from both feet to one foot. This allows us to narrow down the potential choices.
And if we ever size you with the wrong ski, or you are dissatisfied with the performance of the chosen skis, make sure to bring them back, so we can evaluate them, and find a better fit for you.
We guarantee our ski fitting!
Stop In and See Us: Monday to Saturday 10-6 Closed Sundays.
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