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 Mountain Touring
Mountain Touring is our definition of cross-country skiing in the mountains.
Go for it, create your climbing route far away from the ski resorts.
Go back down to where the snow looks better and the slope is less exposed to avalanche risks.
For authentic cross-country skiing.
Given the natural aspects of the mountainous surroundings, you must have good technique, prepare your outings and have a good understanding of your avalanche safety equipment.
Don't head out alone.
Ski weight 162 cm: 1365 g (ski only)/1920 g (pack)
Ski (170 cm) weight: 1470 g (ski only)/2025 g (pack)
Ski (178 cm) weight: 1575g ski only / pack 2130g
162cm => 124/88/109 cm Radius => 16m
170cm => 127/89/111 cm Radius => 17m
178cm => 129/90/113 cm Radius => 18m
Binding weight: 555 g
TOUR FREE ski touring pin bindings with ski brakes.
DIN 4 to 10
You don't need to add a leash because of the ski brakes. This makes it easier to get your ski boots on and is safer than a leash in the event of an avalanche. You can switch between the 3 riser positions (1 flat and 2 climbing positions) using a ski pole without taking the boots out of the bindings. To switch to climbing mode, press the heel support of the ski brake to turn the heel-piece. Compatible with Wedze and Dynafit ski crampons
The FREE TOUR bindings are compatible with ski boots with pin inserts.
ski length = 162 cm / Binding adjustment for boots from 257 to 307 mm
ski length = 170 cm / Binding adjustment for boots from 267 to 317 mm
ski length = 178 cm / Binding adjustment for boots from 287 to 337 mm
Adjustment requires a torx screwdriver or a socket spanner (8mm), a small and large slotted screwdriver. Preferably, get your bindings adjusted in store
The skins are precut to fit the sidecuts of the skis. 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. It is important to dry your skins thoroughly in the open air
The MT90 is designed with a Karuba wooden core and carbon along the length of the ski.
What's the advantage of this construction? It offers responsiveness and is lightweight.
Semi-cap construction to avoid chipping your skis when they cross.
Predominantly black bases for easy repairs.
Ready-to-use waxed and sharpened skis. Edges sharpened to 89°
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.
What is a rocker?
On a "rocker" ski, the nose, and sometimes the tail, comes off the ground much sooner than with a cambered ski. 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.
Light rocker at the nose and tail, camber under the foot. This shape provides manoeuvrability and tolerance upon changing snow conditions. It has the manoeuvrability of a shorter ski when side-slipping and the stability of a longer ski as soon as you use the ski edges.
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.
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.