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Rossignol Nordic binding Race Classic OverviewRossignol Nordic binding Race Classic Back
Recommended price £49.90
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  • From From £37.42

The new Rossignol Race Classic binding features an innovative release system and a construction enhancing power transfers and stability. Future skiers favourite.

Rossignol Nordic Ski Boot X-10 Classic General ViewRossignol Nordic Ski Boot X-10 Classic Detail
Recommended price £181.69
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  • From From £108.97

The X-10 Classic is a Rossignol classic ski boot that’s just step behind the race series. This step makes if more comfortable and more forgiving, suited for comfort-focused skiers.

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  • 38
  • 39
  • 42
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  • 45
Fischer Nordic Ski Boot Carbonlite Classic WS OverviewFischer Nordic Ski Boot Carbonlite Classic WS Back FRENCH DAYS
Recommended price £254.40
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  • From From £178.06

The Fischer Carbonlite Classic WS nordic ski boots offer a comfortable women-specific fit. They are precise and allow for a natural roll off. It is an icon in classic style.

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  • 37
  • 39
  • 41
Fischer Nordic Ski Carbonlite Skate H-Plus Medium IFP Top
Recommended price £418.01
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  • From From £250.76

The skating ski Fischer Carbonlite Skate H-Plus Medium IFP is a softer and more forgiving alternative that gives as many people as possible access to top-of-the-range skating skis!

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  • 171
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Madshus Nordic Ski Endurace Intelligrip Overview 2021 collection FRENCH DAYS
  • From From £299.85

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+ bindings Madshus Nordic Ski Endurace Intelligrip Overview 2021 collection FRENCH DAYS
  • From From £363.38

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+ bindings Rossignol Nordic Ski R-Skin IFP Overview
Recommended price £322.48
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  • From From £200.93

The Rossignol R-Skin IFP cross-country ski is an iconic skin ski. Offering an unrivaled glide to grip ratio and a lively yet forgiving camber, the R-Skin is a skiers’ favourite.

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  • 186
  • 198
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+ bindings Salomon Nordic Ski RC Skin Medium Top
Recommended price £345.20
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  • From From £181.74

The Salomon RC Skin is the compromise you need to step up your game with a sporty ski that remains forgiving. If you want high performance to be within reach, this is a safe pick.

Sizes available
  • 196
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Rottefella Nordic binding Performance Classic OverviewRottefella Nordic binding Performance Classic Back 2021 collection FRENCH DAYS
  • From From £54.44

The cross-country ski binding Rottefella Performance Classic is designed for a regular and progressive use by skiers learning the classic technique.

Salomon Nordic Binding Prolink Pro Classic General ViewSalomon Nordic Binding Prolink Pro Classic Front
Recommended price £45.36
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  • From From £22.68

With its very low profile and soft, progressive flex, the Salomon Prolink Pro Classic nordic binding is perfect for performance focused skiers and compatible with many boots.

Rossignol Nordic Ski R-Skin IFP Overview
Recommended price £272.58
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  • From From £163.51

The Rossignol R-Skin IFP cross-country ski is an iconic skin ski. Offering an unrivaled glide to grip ratio and a lively yet forgiving camber, the R-Skin is a skiers’ favourite.

Sizes available
  • 186
  • 198
  • 203
  • 208
Salomon Nordic Ski RC Skin Medium Top
Recommended price £299.84
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  • From From £149.93

The Salomon RC Skin is the compromise you need to step up your game with a sporty ski that remains forgiving. If you want high performance to be within reach, this is a safe pick.

Sizes available
  • 196
  • 201
Fischer Nordic Ski Boot RCS Classic General ViewFischer Nordic Ski Boot RCS Classic Detail
Recommended price £190.78
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  • From From £114.43

The RCS Classic is a Fischer nordic boot for skiers looking for a compromise with a racing boot. Technically similar, it delivers solid propulsions when classic skiing.

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  • 42
Fischer Nordic Binding Rollerski Classic General View
Recommended price £54.44
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  • From From £42.72

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Rossignol Spare Skins Short R-skin Grip 35x370 RearRossignol Spare Skins Short R-skin Grip 35x370 General View FRENCH DAYS
Recommended price £26.36
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  • From From £22.40

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Rossignol Nordic Ski Boot X-10 Classic OverviewRossignol Nordic Ski Boot X-10 Classic Back 2021 collection FRENCH DAYS
  • From From £208.96

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Sizes available
  • 39
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  • 42
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47
Rottefella Nordic binding SNS/Prolink Mounting Plate OverviewRottefella Nordic binding SNS/Prolink Mounting Plate Back 2021 collection FRENCH DAYS
  • From From £9.00

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+ bindings Fischer Nordic Ski Twin Skin Carbon Medium IFP Top
Recommended price £458.81
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  • From From £281.68

The Twin Skin Carbon Medium IFP is an expected Fischer classic ski for 2018. It incorporates the best technologies combined with the Twin Skin system to remain accessible to most.

Sizes available
  • 192
  • 197
  • 202
  • 207
Rossignol Spare Skins Short Skin Race Grip 35x370 General ViewRossignol Spare Skins Short Skin Race Grip 35x370 Rear
Recommended price £29.99
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  • From From £25.50

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Rossignol Nordic binding Tour Step-In OverviewRossignol Nordic binding Tour Step-In Back 2021 collection FRENCH DAYS
  • From From £36.27

The Tour Step-In is a Rossignol Turnamic binding designed for recreational classic skiers. It is easy to use, stable, and seems like a good fit for your sunday tours!

Fischer Nordic binding Tour Step-In Black White Overview
Recommended price £36.26
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  • From From £27.19

The Tour Step-In is a Fischer binding that’s super convenient and functional. The automatic entry system is pleasant to use and the binding suits recreational skiers.

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Fischer Nordic Ski Twin Skin Carbon Medium IFP Top
Recommended price £390.73
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  • From From £234.41

The Twin Skin Carbon Medium IFP is an expected Fischer classic ski for 2018. It incorporates the best technologies combined with the Twin Skin system to remain accessible to most.

Sizes available
  • 192
  • 197
  • 202
  • 207
Madshus Nordic Ski Active Pro Intelligrip Overview 2021 collection FRENCH DAYS
  • From From £254.40

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  • 187
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Fischer Nordic Ski Boot Carbonlite Classic OverviewFischer Nordic Ski Boot Carbonlite Classic Back FRENCH DAYS
Recommended price £254.40
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  • From From £178.06

The Fischer Carbonlite Classic boot comes with a new construction for 2018. More comfortable and as efficient, it remains an iconic classic style ski boot.

Sizes available
  • 41
  • 43
  • 44
  • 45
Rossignol Nordic binding Control Step-In OverviewRossignol Nordic binding Control Step-In Back
Recommended price £45.36
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  • From From £34.01

The Control Step-In is a Rossignol nordic binding very easy to use with an automatic entry system. The wide plates deliver more power through the push and added stability.

Rossignol Nordic binding Control Step-In Black Overview
Recommended price £45.36
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  • From From £34.01

The Control Step-In Black is a Rossignol nordic binding endowed with an automatic Step-In entry system. Wide, it offers tons of power and precision in classic technique.

Fischer Nordic Binding Control Step-In IFP Black White General View FRENCH DAYS
Recommended price £45.36
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  • From From £30.90

The Fischer Control Step-IN IFP is a 2018 innovation. This nordic classic binding features a rotative lever to make the release easy. Toolfree adjustments.

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The different styles of classic cross-country skis and how to choose them?

Classic skis are generally longer than skating skis, with a few exceptions. They have this length because in order to provide the necessary restraint for the alternative step a restraint zone is mandatory, this zone is located at the level of the skate, i.e. 20 cm at the front of the foot and up to the rear foot. But to be able to keep a maximum of glide it is necessary to add length to the ski in order to have sole length at the front and at the back which will compensate the lack of glide of the restraining part by the effect of friction on snow.

There are several types of restraint systems:

  • The scales which are less and less in sight today.
  • Skin systems, which are currently the most used.
  • Waxing skis used in the competition environment and whose grip depends on a restraining wax adapted to the snow temperature.
  • Finally, there are the so-called 0 skis, which are made for falling snow that tends to make the skis kick. These skis have a micropore retention zone and are generally only used for competitions in specific conditions.

Most skiers have nowadays adopted skin systems that are the best compromise between grip comfort and gliding performance. As with skating, there are skis suitable for all levels. In classic even more than in skating the choice of a ski is made by level of course but also, and especially according to the weight of the skier. This is the most important criterion of choice if you want to have skis with a good grip and glide ratio. A ski too long and rigid prevents you from finding the grip on difficult profiles. And a ski that is too soft will penalize you strongly in terms of glide.

Classic boots what design and what to choose?

Most classic cross-country ski boots have a lower upper than skating boots. On the one hand, this is because the movement of the classic style is axial and not lateral, and on the other hand, because classic boots must have maximum forward flexibility for optimal foot roll. Therefore, they do not have collars like skating boots and have a much softer sole at the front. Depending on the level, there are boots with very different designs.

The top of the range boots are equipped with frames with carbon side stiffeners which stabilize the foot laterally for changes of tracks and turning steps. Their soles are also made of carbon and offer more dynamic propulsion. Performance-oriented mid-range models are usually equipped with carbon or plastic and injected carbon side buttresses, and leisure models are equipped with plastic buttresses with soft plastic soles. So there's something for everyone, depending on what you want to do and your budget.

One important thing to remember about shoes is that there are different standards that fit different bindings. The most popular are now the NNN, Prolink or Turnamic boots, these three standards are 100% compatible and allow a much wider choice of equipment for skis and bindings. Then there are the SNS Profil and SNS Pilot standards which are now more in the background because they do not offer the versatility of the other systems.

It is therefore very important when choosing your equipment to make sure that you make the right choice of boot and binding standards. We are here to help you with this, so if you have any doubts, do not hesitate to contact our advisers.

Classic cross-country ski bindings, specificities and choice :

Classic bindings are for the most part very similar in terms of design to skating bindings. The big difference is usually due to the flex pad located on the front of the boot. In classic style, the flex should help you extend your axial movement and foot roll, so flexes are quite flexible. For the choice of bindings, you have to refer to the standard of the shoe, even if as said before, today three 100% compatible standards have taken over, the NNN, Prolink and Turnamic systems. They are compatible with Rossignol, Fischer, Alpina, Madshus, Salomon Prolink and Atomic Prolink shoes. Shoes under SNS Profil standards are only compatible with bindings of the same standard, it is the same for the SNS Pilot standard.

There are of course several levels of ranges, and these generally depend on the materials used to make the plates or at Turnamic the different lever clamps.