Reviewed by gone2trackin from Michigan on Thursday, February 6, 2014
This is my 1st set of skis after only renting a couple of times. I easily myself mounted the Rottefella NNN Touring Combi Nordic Ski Bindings - NIS Mounting Plate from Sierra to this ski and away I went. They grip the snow really well for control but are not slippery fast so they are a bit more work to glide but for me I'd rather have the control for safety sake while I learn. If I ever get good at skiing then they will be a nice extra pair to take a friend out skiing. With a great coupon the price couldn't be beat!
Reviewed by Director Gorge SUPer Club from Mt Hood Oregon on Friday, January 10, 2014
Ignore the bad rating. The writing downgraded it because he misunderstood and thought the ski had metal edges. It does not. Metal edged XC skis are used only for advanced touring on steeps with icy areas. They offer no other benefit and only a very small percentage of XC touring skis have metal edges. For most touring metal edges are a disadvantage. They add considerable weight to the ski, and they require additional maintenance.
These are good all around touring skis for a beginner or intermediate ski and will work both on groomed track skiing and back country easy touring (not on icy hills).