Advice needed Rollerskis

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Peagreenboat, Nov 14, 2017 at 9:06 PM.

  1. Peagreenboat

    Peagreenboat Active Member

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    ...does anyone have any knowledge about rollerskis, particularly the newer designs like Fischers? I notice that TeleXC had a post going for a while but was wondering if there is anywhere that you can demo them in Melbourne, and if there are any groups?
     
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    Have a look at these, they come in skate style or classic freeheel.

    www.skike.com.au

    If you talk to Len Budge at Skike.com.au he would be able to advise you. He is the Aussie distributor so obviously biased but I think he has tried all the roller ski products. He is also a gun XC skater.
     
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    I got some skikes from Len. They're fun and give you v good workout. Good simulation of XC/ skating, with option of free-heal on some models. They're pretty heavy, but the wheels will happily go down dirt trails. They carve ok -ish!
    Thr last couple years I've just been using big wheel (100mm+) rollerblades with Skike stocks. They just carve heaps better, you can go faster and the simulation of actual alpine skiing is great.
     
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  6. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier
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    They look similar to some of the Powerslide off road offerings https://www.powerslide.com/inline/off-road/

    Like Boodwah I'm looking to get a set of something like these or these