Product improvement: skins net addition
Following your feedback left on our website, from September 2021 we’ve decided to add a skin net to our touring skis. Store the skins on the netting in order to maintain the stickiness of the adhesive.
What is Resort Touring
Resort Touring is our definition of ski touring in ski resorts.
Use the routes and trails marked by the ski resorts to climb up and down with ease on the ski slopes.
This lets you discover ski touring and understand the technical basics of the sport.
It is also appreciated by skiers looking for a training piste or a defined route to make easy progress.
Weight (1 ski only)
Naked ski =
150 cm = 1115g
158 cm = 1215g
166 cm = 1315g
174 cm = 1415g
Weight of Tour light binding with leash = 390g
The RT 500 skis are sold as a pack with the Tour Light bindings and skins.
The binding is fitted on a plate that lets you adjust the length of the binding by 50 mm. It is therefore suitable for a wide range of foot sizes.
The baseplate is mounted according to an assembly plan for each size in order to suit everyone's needs.
Thanks to this fitting, you can lend your skis, change the boot size, etc.
It is a huge advantage for easily introducing people to cross-country skiing.
The skins provided with the RT 500 skis are sized and cut to the size and width of the ski.
They are made of 70% mohair and 30% synthetic materials – the ideal compromise in terms of gliding performance (when climbing in order to save energy) and grip (when climbing to avoid backsliding).
The skins are fitted with a metal clip on the front to fit most ski tips and an adjustable camlock on the back to fasten the skin to the tail of the ski.
Wood Sandwich construction with straight sidewalls.
The wood used is Paulownia, which is a very lightweight wood that also offers very soft handling in all snow conditions.
What is a camber?
When placing a ski on the ground, its points of contact are found near the nose and tail, whereas the middle of the ski (under the bindings) is slightly raised (this is the camber). The longer and higher the camber, the greater the edge grip and more responsive the ski. The lower the camber, the more forgiving the ski and the better the handling.
The RT 500 has a medium camber – good compromise between handling and edge grip.
What is a rocker?
On a "rocker" ski, the tip – and, sometimes, the tail – comes off the ground much sooner than with a cambered ski without a rocker. This moves the points of contact towards the centre of the ski. The surface of the ski in contact with the snow is shortened: they have better handling and more buoyancy on soft snow. When leaning into turns, the edge length offers more grip on hard snow. The longer the rocker, the better the handling of the ski.
The RT 500 has a front and rear rocker (tip and tail), which provides good handling and makes it easy to turn on all types of snow.
On the slopes, this small rocker makes it very easy to effortlessly turn the skis.
What are ski sidecuts?
The sidecut is determined by 3 measurements: the width of the tip (front of the ski), the waist (middle of ski) and tail (back of ski). The wider the tip, the easier the turn entry. The narrower the waist, the stronger the grip in hard snow. The wider the waist, the more comfortable and stable in different snow conditions. The wider the tail, the more stable the ski is in turns. The narrower the tail, the better the glide.
150 cm = 122/78/111 cm Radius => 13.5m
158 cm = 122/78/111 cm Radius => 14m
166 cm= 122/78/111 cm Radius => 15m
174 cm= 122/78/111 cm Radius=> 17m
Binding adjustment length
ski length = 150 cm / Bindings adjustable for boots from 247 to 297 mm
ski length = 158 cm / Bindings adjustable for boots from 257 to 307 mm
ski length = 166 cm / Bindings adjustable for boots from 267 to 317 mm
ski length = 174 cm / Bindings adjustable for boots from 287 to 337 mm
How do I choose my ski size?
The shorter the skis, the more manoeuvrable they are.
That's why beginners would be better off choosing shorter skis.
For ski touring, we generally recommend you choose skis:
between 5 cm and 10 cm less than your height.
The length can also change depending on where you're skiing:
In a resort, on marked routes:from -5 cm to -15 cm compared to the skier’s height,
In the mountains, from 0 to -10cm compared to the skier’s height.