Alpina Control Cross-Country Touring Skis

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About Alpina Control Cross-Country Touring Skis

Closeouts. Alpina Control cross-country touring skis offer excellent stability for recreational skiers who tackle groomed tracks and occasionally head off-trail.

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Reviewed by Blaster Master from Wind River Mountains, Wyoming on Saturday, February 15, 2014
This is my first pair of waxless nordics, and it's been crazy fun! No probs at all... they glide great and have great control during rapid descents (I like to off piste a bit). They get a little noisy on ice (the scales sound like a race-car when you're going fast), but I think that's the case with ... Read More
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  • Reviewed by Blaster Master from Wind River Mountains, Wyoming on Saturday, February 15, 2014
    This is my first pair of waxless nordics, and it's been crazy fun! No probs at all... they glide great and have great control during rapid descents (I like to off piste a bit). They get a little noisy on ice (the scales sound like a race-car when you're going fast), but I think that's the case with all waxless kick-zones. They handle surprisingly well in deep powder with a tele-turn, but it isn't exactly what they are intended for. I'm extremely happy with my purchase.

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  • Question “Are the fish scales a positive or negative cut?”

    Asked on 2/16/2014 7:17:17 AM by Kway from Adirondack's
    • Answer Definitely negative cut
      Answered on 2/17/2014 9:58:14 AM by Blaster Master from Wind River Mountains, Wyoming
    • Answer This item does not have plates mounted on them.
      Answered on 12/17/2013 1:32:50 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
  • Question “Do these skis have the NIS mounting plate already on them?”

    Asked on 12/5/2013 5:07:27 PM by Bob from Adirondacks
    • Answer This item does not have plates mounted on them.
      Answered on 12/9/2013 1:29:01 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
  • Question “do you need to wax these skis ”

    Asked on 11/13/2013 6:14:19 PM by Kate from Minnesota
    • Answer According to the product overview above, this item has a Waxless Posi-Grip base feature a raised traction pattern for grip while climbing uphill.
      Answered on 11/15/2013 11:10:05 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer ALL skis have to be waxed. There are NO exceptions. These skis have a "waxless pattern on the base so you do not have to apply special "kick wax" to climb or stride. But ski bases will lose their glide (which is what skiing is all about) unless they are regularly wiped clean and given a coat of either a melted on glide wax or wiped with a special liquid glide wax formula which should be applied over the entire length of the ski including the raised patten. This prevents dirt from penetrating the base and snow and ice sticking to it. A glide wax liquid such as "maxiglide" should be applied every 25 to 50 kilometers of skiing and LEFT on the skis when in storage - especially over the summer.
      Answered on 12/16/2013 10:04:33 AM by Anonymous from PARKDALE OR
  • Question “How do I go about putting NNN BC bindings on them?”

    Asked on 1/10/2013 12:00:00 AM by pablo23 from Unknown
    • Answer these are NIS plate skis. that means you find yourself some NNN NIS bidnings and literally pop them on.
      they are VERY slick and once you start using NIS plate you will not use anything else. now you can install regular non NIS bindings, but if you have not bought bindings yet, get the NIS because installation takes about 60 seconds and there is no installation charge (nothing needs to be drilled).

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      NIS (Nordic Integrated System) is the latest incarnation of NNN, unveiled by Rossignol, Madshus, Rottefella, and Alpina in January 2005;[1] The new system features integrated binding plate on the top of the ski to which the bindings attach, allowing easy installation of bindings and even adjusting them on-the-fly depending on weather and snow conditions. NIS bindings and boots are fully compatible with NNN boots and bindings, and NIS skis allow installation of non-NIS bindings. In 2007, Fischer abandoned SNS and entirely switched to NIS; at the same time, Atomic abandoned NNN and switched to SNS.
      Answered on 10/9/2013 1:36:02 PM by bill from sacramento, ca
    • Answer i need to clarify something. NNN BC bindings can go on these but this is not a smart move. one reason is that you are going to have to drill through the metal plate that comes on the skis to mount your BC bindings. another reason is that your BC boots are going to be overkill on these skis. so you are going to have sort of a jury rigged looking system. but it can be done.
      Answered on 10/9/2013 5:56:12 PM by bill from sacramento, ca