Skating ski sets
Buying guide adult skating ski pack
Would you like to buy a pair of skating skis with a binding? Simon Fourcade Nørdic's ski skating packs are made for it! But you don't know how to do it? Don't worry, this buying guide will explain everything and if that's not enough, our experts have even written a very detailed tutorial on how to choose skating skis, so don't hesitate to have a look at it.
Which skier are you?
In order to purchase the right pair of cross-country skis it is essential to evaluate your needs. Performance-oriented skis will be much less tolerant than those designed for leisure skiing. To help you choose the right pair of skis we have defined three categories, Race/Expert, Sports and Leisure.
The Leisure category corresponds to beginner skiers. Easy to ski and very manoeuvrable, these skating cross-country skis are perfect to begin to find sensations of glide and balance. Please note that these are not performance skis. It should be kept in mind that they will be technically limited very quickly and their soft camber will be less effective on compact and frozen snow. This is a perfect choice for occasional skiers but we generally advise against those who wish to progress quickly in this technique.
Then there is the "Sports" category, pleasure skis offering good performance while remaining more accessible than competition models. These skis include the technology necessary for a longer term approach to skating technique. They are very good tools for progression, while remaining accessible and tolerant to small technical imperfections.
As for the seasoned skiers, they will be delighted with the Race/Expert category: skating skis resulting from the research of the racing departments of prestigious brands for high-level competitions. Here we are dealing with skis of character with an exceptional sliding quality. This range of ski skating skis can make you dream but to appreciate them at their true value we recommend that you have a good technical base and the will to want to take the ultimate step.
Which size of skating ski to choose?
Contrary to what one might think, the length of a ski is not chosen according to its size, but rather in relation to its weight. This is due to the fact that cross-country skis are formed with a camber to restitute the force applied by the skier. The longer a ski is the more cambered and rigid it is.
Here is a size chart for skating skis
- 40 to 47 kg = 165 to 170 cm
- 47 to 57 kg = 170 to 175 cm
- 57 to 65 kg = 175 to 180 cm
- 65 to 75 kg = 185 to 190 cm
- 75 kg and + = 190 cm and +
Which binding should I choose for my skating ski?
To choose the right binding there are two axes to take into account.
First of all the standard compatible with your skating boot. Look carefully under your boot if you have one or two bars.
- If you have only one bar, your boot is compatible with the NNN and Prolink standards.
- If on the contrary you have two bars, your shoe is exclusively compatible with the SNS Pilot standard.
Then comes the choice of the binding model, just like cross-country skis, some bindings are designed for performance and others to bring more safety and comfort in use. This choice is made according to the type of ski chosen. You will agree that there is no point in putting a high performance binding on a leisure ski, and vice versa. That's why our experts have made choices according to the skis, you just have to choose between a few bindings after having identified your binding standard and that's it!
A tutorial is also available about binding standards.
Your ski skating pack is assembled by our technicians!
Once you have chosen the right size ski and the right binding, you have finished your job. Our technicians then take care of mounting your bindings on the skis, so all you have to do is put on your skis and swallow the miles of slopes!