I bought some used classic cross country skis that need to be waxed. Can I get away with just kick wax, or do I need to apply glide wax as well? Our Top Pick: Rossignol Evo XC 59 IFP Cross-Country Skis. Crafted with an air-channeled wood core for a light and strong feel, this pair's powder tip, partial metal edges and waxless base add a long-lasting, controlled glide to your touring. A Note on Ski Sizing: The correct ski length for an individual is usually based on weight and the style of ski. Some cross-country skis forgo the metal edges in favor of weight savings. Quick Answer: The 5 Best Rated Cross Country Skis For 2020; XC Ski Reviews #1 Fischer Spider 62 Cross Country Skis #2 SALOMON Snowscape 7 PM PLK Auto Cross Country Skis #3 Rossignol Evo XC 59 IFP XC Skis #4 New Whitewoods 75mm 3Pin Cross Country Package #5 Rossignol Evo XC 49 IFP Cross Country Skis with Bindings SKATE SKIS: the fastest form of Nordic skiing; appropriate for widely groomed Nordic ski trails easy to learn technique that is similar to in-line skating the “race road bikes” of Nordic skiing; Skate skis look very similar to the classic track skis below (typically 44mm at the widest point), cosmetically speaking. Backcountry Waxless XC Skis with Partial Metal Edge Complete with Rottefella NNN Bindings Waxless base- Some skis show a manufacturing artifact on the base as seen in close up photo. Metal Edge Ski Care. I’m a beginner doing this casually so I’m looking for the easiest options. Partial Metal Edge; Sidecut: 68-60-65; Wood / laminate / metal **Bindings Not Included** Explore winter. Once you have the sizing dialed in, the final step is to trim the skins to fit the sidecut of the ski, leaving the metal edge exposed (and in the case of the BD skins, trim the length as well). The partial metal edge makes skiing on slick stuff, flat areas or snowplowing more effective, and I am glad they are there. Metal edges allow the ski to hold on firm conditions and provide a sure-footed feel. The Evo OT 65 bridges the gap between off-trail skiing and backcountry touring. If you've ever been on non-metal edge XC skis on ungroomed, icy terrain, you probably know it makes you feel a little bit like Bambi. This is where the partial metal edge really comes into play. Wide dimensions and partial metal edges enhance stability and edge control for off-trail snow conditions. Buyers report that it does not effect performance. Their wide dimensions and partial metal edges are perfect for off-trail snow. After careful consideration, our favorite cross country skis out there are the Rossignol Evo XC 59 IFP Cross-Country Skis.They’re excellent for both groomed and ungroomed/off-piste trails, as well as hills, although we wouldn’t try anything too steep. But a niche area of expedition skis provides efficiency on flats and hills with effective edges for descents. The vast majority of cross-country skis don’t have metal edges. The one issue we have seen is when the snow is wet and temps are warm, globs of snow tend to stick to these more that other skis (from what ive seen of other skis). Bridge the gap between off-trail skiing and backcountry touring with the Rossignol Evo OT 65 Positrack cross-country skis. *Ratings are from Amazon at the time of publication and can change. Metal Edges. Like alpine skis, some Nordic skis have metal edges that bite into icy snow to make maneuvering on steep slopes easier. 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