Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Check Out These Karhu XCD Guide Backcountry Mountaineering Skis
With summer leaving us in such haste, all we can do now is plan ahead for a long season of snow and winter fun. Have you ever thought of upgrading your skills from cross-country skiing to the little more challenging sport of mountaineering skiing? It?s so much easier now than it used to be. The typical mountaineering ski was, up until quite recently, a big fat ski that weighed substantially more than your regular cross country ski. Not only that, you used to have to carry special skins that made it possible for you to climb those slopes that become icy during spring nights. The Karhu XCD Guide Backcountry Ski is a ski that, because of its efficient Omnitrack NoWax positive base pattern system for climbing, allows you to leave your skins at home. This ski is also very light thanks to Karhu?s light slim Greenlight core. The Karhu XCD is a modern wide touring ski with steel edges, which allows for a controlled downhill descent as well as being comfortable during touring over open mountainous areas. It is also a classic blend of Nordic and downhill design, which makes this ski a very versatile product. Recommended bindings for this ski is the ?Rottefella BC?-system but if you want a little better action in those advanced downhill turns, a Rottefella Chili is more appropriate. Come and have a look.