Monthly Archives: October 2017

So you’re thinking of buying xc skis this year (part 2)

Once you’ve decided on skate versus classic, what size to buy (or rent)?

Here are some links to get you started:

https://m.wikihow.com/Size-Cross-Country-Skis

https://www.mec.ca/en/explore/cross-country-nordic-skis

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Don’t forget these important dates!

Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – MEC Snowfest and Gear Swap (Toronto). Trakkers will also have a table at this event. See Jen’s October post for details.

Friday, November 17th, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 p.m – Trakkers Annual Open House
Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Avenue

After November 30th, 2017 – Membership fees increase to $80 ($75 until then).

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 – Training for Bus Captains for Sunday trips

 

See you on the trails.

So you’re thinking of buying cross country skis this year…

Two basic decisions you need to make are:

1) classic versus skate skiing

2) wax or waxless

I’m no expert — so to get you started, I am shamelessly copying some links to useful information from crosscountryskitechnique.com

http://crosscountryskitechnique.com/classic-vs-skate/

http://crosscountryskitechnique.com/all-about-classic-skis/

http://crosscountryskitechnique.com/skate-skis/

http://crosscountryskitechnique.com/advice-skiers-dont-want-wax-skis/

Don’t forget to check out Jen’s post on ski swaps!