McBike explains how to select the correct length of xc ski

Peter from Mcbike in Smithers BC explains how to select the correct xc classic ski for your weight and height. He shows how the shop uses its testing board to fine tune the fit to the skier. There are many factors to consider including weight, height and intended use of the ski such as track set vs off track.


Nick Doe says:

You know your stuff – thanks for you time

Rodrigo Pagés says:

so professional with the paper 😛 lol great video tho!

Len Veloski says:

these are classic skis

Tina L says:

Very helpful, thanks!

Joao Sem Braco says:

Thanks for the awesome video, helped me a lot! I have a question though. How would you fit skin-based skis like the Salomon Aero 9 or the Rossignol R-Skin? The ones I looked at were very tight, even paper was hard to go through, even with a very light person on top of skis that were meant for heavy persons. Thanks!

Dojocho says:

Im going to learn to ski for a expedition pulling a pulk sled what type is best for me?

8638marc says:

I believe there are actually two factors to look at, namely: 1)the inherent stiffness of the ski, as determined by its design (materials and construction) and 2) the length of the ski. Some skis of the same length but different brands can have a different camber (e.g. double camber with distinct wax pocket) in terms of how high the skier is off the ground and how much force it takes to compress it. Some newer designs allow for shorter, more maneuverable skis, than older more traditional designs. But in any case, the method you use to find the right pair is good. The length and thickness of the kick wax cab also make a big difference. I like Madshus for its low and long camber design.

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