Cannatonic wrote:Woods, what length did you get?
The best part about these skis, and the E99s, is that you're not sacrificing much in weight, camber, or stiffness from traditional XC skis. These are not bad skis for doing laps around XC ski areas. But they also turn enough that when it comes to downhills you enjoy them as a tele ski. Or if you're skiing a completely flat tour but you want more flotation than an XC ski it's good for that too. As soon as you get into a wider tip or a softer flexing ski things deteriorate for XC mode quickly....straight tracking and glide speed suffer.
I, with much deliberation, got the 200cm and the jury is still out if this was the way to go or not for my 6'2" 155/160 lbs self. So far though, I can see the excellent qualities in the ski. I have the 45mm mohairs but have not used them on my Gammes yet. May go to Sport Albert for the 30mm once spring rolls around.
lilcliffy wrote:BTW- trimming the kicker skin to just behind the boot heel makes a massive difference in glide when XC skiing.
This is a good tip, worth repeating. I think Ben mentioned this also.