1 - The 150 classic FISH-SCALE cross-country ski – the ski for beginners!
You are a beginner and want to discover classic cross-country skiing, mostly for recreation: walk/glide to observe nature and recharge your batteries without making too much of a physical effort?
So, the 150 fish-scale ski is perfectly suited to your needs.
It’s a wide, stable, manoeuvrable ski that makes it easier for you to start discovering the joys of classic cross-country skiing!
2 - Choosing the right SIZE
The size of a cross-country ski is chosen according to your level of ability and weight rather than your height.
For the 150 SKI with fish-scales:
- 50 to 60 kg => 185 cm
- 60 to 75 kg => 195 cm
- 80 to 95 kg => 200 cm
- more than 90 kg = 205 cm
If you’re between two sizes:
- For more comfort, choose the lower size to ensure the ski is more manoeuvrable.
- For more intense use, choose the larger size.
3 - FISH-SCALE grip – guaranteed anti-reverse system!
The grip of a cross-country ski corresponds to the area located in the centre of the base (underside of the ski).
This provides the "grip" needed to avoid slipping in uphill sections while delivering smooth glide performance on flat or descending terrain.
There are 3 systems: fish scales, grip wax or skins.
The 150 ski is equipped with a fish-scale anti-reverse system that provides excellent grip for avoiding problems in climbs
4 - BASIC auto bindings – simplicity at the end of the feet!
All of our skis are sold with Rottefella bindings that are compatible with the NNN, Prolink and Turnamic standards.
The 150 crown skis are equipped with Rottefella BASIC AUTO bindings – perfect for beginner skiers.
It is easy to use thanks to its "step-in" function that allows you to automatically get your skis on by simply pressing down at the forefoot, and remove your skis by pressing the button at the front using the tip of your cross-country ski pole.
5 - Waxing, the secret of longevity!
When buying skis, we recommend that you prepare the base well to achieve an optimum glide. Several consecutive waxings are best to "nourish" the base properly.
To maintain the performance of your skis, don't forget to wax them regularly!
To wax your skis, check out our tutorials on our Inovik YouTube channel or book an appointment in your Decathlon workshop.
GLOSSARY = Construction of a ski
Our skis are made using a "sandwich" structure: by layering different materials in the core of the ski and across its entire width.
The final product is assembled with a press.
CORE = the centre of the ski: wooden (solid or with channels) or composite (honeycomb or Nomex®)
BASE = Part in contact with snow: it is made of sintered or extruded high density polyethylene (HDPE).
GRIP = grip area under the ski
SIDECUTS = width of a ski at the nose, waist and tail