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Rossignol Nordic Ski X-IUM Skating IFP Top
Recommended price £330.95
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  • From From £231.66

The skating ski Rossignol X-IUM Skating S2 IFP is a reference in cross-country skiing. Stable, lively and forgiving, it offers an excellent compromise for technical progression.

Sizes available
  • 173
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  • 186
  • 192
Rossignol Nordic Ski X-IUM Skating WCS S2 IFP Top
Recommended price £411.47
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  • From From £288.04

The skate ski Rossignol X-IUM Skating WCS S2 has the same structure for this season. Outstandingly versatile in terms of snow conditions, this ski is a real reference on hard snow.

Sizes available
  • 167
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  • 186
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Salomon Nordic Binding Prolink Pro Classic General ViewSalomon Nordic Binding Prolink Pro Classic Front
Recommended price £44.64
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  • From From £22.32

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 Binding Race Classic General ViewRossignol Nordic Binding Race Classic Detail
Recommended price £49.12
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  • From From £36.84

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

+ bindings Rossignol Nordic Ski R-skin Sport Ifp Top
Recommended price £223.49
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  • From From £140.76

The Rossignol R-Skin Sport IFP was designed to offer as much comfort as possible to glide-focused skiers. The ski feels nice and progressive, suited for most skiers.

Sizes available
  • 201
  • 206
+ bindings Fischer Nordic Ski Speedmax Classic Plus Medium NIS General View
Recommended price £554.54
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  • From From £297.33

The best in classic cross-country skiing was integrated to the Fischer Speedmax Classic Plus Medium. It is the ski suited for passionates and experts looking for the ultimate partner.

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  • 207
Rossignol Nordic Ski R-skin Sport Ifp Top
Recommended price £178.85
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  • From From £107.28

The Rossignol R-Skin Sport IFP was designed to offer as much comfort as possible to glide-focused skiers. The ski feels nice and progressive, suited for most skiers.

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  • 201
  • 206
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Fischer Nordic Binding Race Classic IFP General View
Recommended price £49.12
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  • From From £34.00

The Fischer Race Classic IFP nordic binding comes with innovative and easy to use mechanisms. Yet the binding does not compromise performance and sets the standards.

Atomic Nordic Ski Redster S7 Med TopAtomic Nordic Ski Redster S7 Med Base
Recommended price £286.21
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Sizes available
  • 173
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  • 186
Rottefella Nordic Binding Rollerski Classic General View
Recommended price £53.59
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  • From From £42.05

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Rossignol Nordic Ski Boot X-8 Classic General ViewRossignol Nordic Ski Boot X-8 Classic Detail
Recommended price £160.96
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Rossignol Nordic Ski Boot X-8 Pursuit General ViewRossignol Nordic Ski Boot X-8 Pursuit Detail
Recommended price £187.80
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  • 42
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Rottefella Nordic Binding Xcelerator 2.0 Classic General ViewRottefella Nordic Binding Xcelerator 2.0 Classic Detail
Recommended price £62.54
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  • From From £46.90

The cross-country ski binding Rottefella Xcelerator 2.0 Classic has been a reference for several years. Wide and rigid, it offers ultra-efficient energy transfers in classic technique.

Rossignol Nordic Ski X-IUM Skating Premium S2 IFP TopRossignol Nordic Ski X-IUM Skating Premium S2 IFP Base
Recommended price £474.10
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  • From From £331.87

The Rossignol cross-country ski X-IUM Premium Skating S2 IFP is soon to become a reference on the market. This gem of tech is stable, aggressive and super lively.

Sizes available
  • 174
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+ bindings Rossignol Nordic Ski R-Skin Premium IFP General View
Recommended price £567.95
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  • From From £350.79

The classic cross-country ski Rossignol R-Skin Premium IFP is part of the new generation of high-performance skin skis. Gets you close to the performance of a waxable ski.

Sizes available
  • 190
  • 197
  • 202
  • 207
Fischer Nordic Ski RCS Skate Plus Stiff IFP Top
Recommended price £357.79
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  • From From £268.34

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Sizes available
  • 176
  • 181
  • 186
  • 191
Rottefella Nordic Binding SNS/Prolink Mounting Plate General ViewRottefella Nordic Binding SNS/Prolink Mounting Plate Detail
Recommended price £8.86
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Fischer Nordic Ski Carbonlite Skate Plus Medium IFP Top
Recommended price £447.26
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  • From From £335.44

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Sizes available
  • 171
  • 176
  • 181
  • 186
  • 191
Fischer Nordic Ski Carbonlite Skate Plus Stiff IFP Top
Recommended price £447.26
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  • From From £335.44

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  • 171
  • 176
  • 181
  • 186
  • 191
Rossignol Nordic Binding Control Step-in General ViewRossignol Nordic Binding Control Step-in Detail
Recommended price £44.64
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  • From From £33.48

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 Ski Delta Comp Skating IFP TopRossignol Nordic Ski Delta Comp Skating IFP Base
Recommended price £241.48
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  • From From £181.10

The Rossignol Delta Course Comp Skating IFP cross-country ski is the compromise of the Delta range, it offers comfort and tolerance with a very progressive dynamic background in recovery.

Sizes available
  • 180
  • 186
  • 192
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+ bindings Fischer Nordic Ski Orbiter Ef Ifp Top
Recommended price £214.55
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  • From From £160.92

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+ bindings Rossignol Nordic Ski R-skin Ifp Top
Recommended price £317.44
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  • From From £197.80

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
+ bindings Madshus Nordic Ski Redline Carbon Classic Intelligrip Top
Recommended price £617.18
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  • From From £328.69

The Madshus ski Redline Carbon Classic Intelligrip is an exceptional ski. Lively and offering unparalleled glide performance on a skin ski, it’s one tester’s favourite this year.

Sizes available
  • 195
  • 200
  • 205
  • 210
+ bindings Atomic Nordic Ski Redster C9 Skintec Top
Recommended price £514.36
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  • From From £277.32

The Atomic Redster C9 Skintec cross-country ski gives a good shake to the market. Ultra light and offering outstanding gliding properties, the ski is definitely is going to be a best-seller in 2018.

Sizes available
  • 202
  • 207
+ bindings Salomon Nordic Ski S/Race Skin Hard Top
Recommended price £505.41
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  • From From £267.25

The Salomon S/Race Skin Hard cross country ski is the stiffest version of this model. Designed to perform on hard snow, we recommend it to strong or advanced skiers.

Sizes available
  • 196
  • 201
  • 206
+ bindings Fischer Nordic Ski Twin Skin Carbon Medium IFP Top
Recommended price £451.65
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  • From From £277.27

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

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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.