What is a roller ski set?
What we call a set, is the combination of two products: the roller skis and bindings. Just like for cross-country skiing, it is impossible to use roller skis with bindings, on this point the discipline differs from roller skating. As a consequence, we recommend to invest in a set including roller skis and bindings.
A skating roller ski set is composed of roller skis and bindings.
Are there differences between cross-country ski bindings and roller ski bindings?
This depends on the model you choose in your set, most of the ones we sell are dedicated to roller skis. Most of these models are directly screwed on the roller ski. You find roller ski bindings from Rottefella, Fischer and Rossignol, they are all compatible with the NNN, Prolink or Turnamic boot standards.
Why a skating roller ski set?
- 1 A set is sold and build by ourselves in our workshop, you have nothing to do upon reception.
- 2 A roller ski pair bought by itself, without binding by choosing the set option will not be put together in our workshop.
- 3 For summer or more generally off-season skating training.
For someone who wants to train, or simply enjoy roller skiing, a set is the best option to get a full equipment ready to use as soon as you receive it.
Is additional equipment required for roller skiing?
Yes indeed, skate roller skiing, just as skate Nordic skiing requires a few other essential items.
For skate roller skiing you will need:
- A pair of skating boots
- A pair of appropriate size cross-country skiing poles for skating, with roller skiing tips, the tips from winter poles are not made of the same material and are not as durable.
- A cycling style helmet is absolutely required for the discipline
- Sunglasses for your visual comfort and also for safety if you are roller skiing in a group
In what circumstances and where can I roller ski?
It all depends on your level, this will influence the measures to take in favour of your safety. Generally, the best is to do it on a cycle path or roller ski path to avoid being in traffic.
You can also roller ski on quiet country roads, but before that make sure you have some experience and know how to react in traffic.
Can I roller ski outside of roads or paved surfaces?
With the model we offer and that are meant for skating training, no. They are exclusively dedicated to pavement and you should absolutely not venture on gravel or dirt paths. The roller ski is designed to replicate as best as possible the gesture and feeling of being on snow. To achieve this, nothing beats a smooth pavement which will be closer to groomed trails. On the other hand, in terms of safety, gravel represents a major risk in case of a fall, therefore you should choose carefully the places where you train.
If you are new to roller skiing and wish to start off, it is never easy to know what equipment to invest in, no worries, we are here to help you, so if you have any doubt do not hesitate to reach our Nordic ski experts via chat, phone or email.