- Nitram Tocrut
- XCD Enthusiast
- Posts: 83
- Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:50 pm
- Location: Quebec, Canada
- Ski style: "Doorstep" backcountry skiing and groomed trails
- Favorite Skis: Asnes Ingstad, Europa 99 and Salomon Equipe 8
- Favorite boots: Alpina Alaska 75 mm
- Occupation: Organic vegetable grower and many other things!
Does anyone have experience with this setup? Do you think there will be significant difference in term of control. We mainly tour around the farm and also some tout for turn on and around the farm. I am actually getting Raab this year but my wife is not as crazy as me so that is why I am thinking about the Tonje/Excursion mix.
The Excursions most definitely offer better downhill control, and are still comfortable for touring (almost too comfortable for me: very high volume fit, and I have a low volume foot).
I don't recall whether I skied the Excursions on the XCD's, but I'm sure they would also offer a big boost for turning.
I also skied the Excursions on a pair of K2 Wayback 88's, with cables,at the resort, and also a backcountry tour for turns in untracked powder, and they skied beautifully.
- XCD KNIGHT
- Posts: 2218
- Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:20 pm
- Location: Stanley, New Brunswick, Canada
- Ski style: Nordic backcountry touring
- Favorite Skis: Asnes Ingstad BC; Asnes Gamme 54 BC; Asnes Storetind Carbon
- Favorite boots: Alpina Alaska; Scarpa T4
- Occupation: Forestry Professional
Instructor at Maritime College of Forest Technology
Husband, father, farmer and logger
A plastic boot like the Excursion is a massive increase in support over a soft leather XC boot like the Alaska.
As Phoenix mentions- the Excursion has a large-volume fit- too large for my low-volume foot.
I have a memory of their once being a women's version of the Excursion- is this correct?
The other option to consider is the Scarpa T4.
An Excursion/T4 class boot will certainly completely overpower a ski as narrow as the Tonje/Ingstad.
Unashamed to be a "cross-country type" and love skiing down-hill.