Are Karhu skis good?
It has a big shovel, and the tip is quite soft (flex-wise). The result it excellent float and soft-snow performance, be in downhill, uphill, or on the flats. In truly soft snow conditions the Guide may be one of the more efficient trail breakers around, being wide enough to float well, and still quite light.
Does Karhu make skis?
Karhu Ski – is one of the oldest XC product manufacturers in the world. The first Karhu skies have been manufactured in Finland as early as in 1916.
What makes a good touring ski?
Narrower skis (typically 95 mm or less at the waist): Better for longer tours and more efficient uphill travel. Lighter weight and typically quicker in trees, bumps and hardpack snow. Faster transitions from edge to edge. Perform well on firm hard snow or glaciers.
What are XCD skis?
For skis we would recommend one of the many medium-sized, metal-edged skis with a waxless base. These skis are often referred to as XCD (cross country downhill) skis and examples of this type of ski are the Madshus Epoch 68 or 78 , the Fischer S-bound 88 or 98, or the Rossignol BC 80 or 100.
What are nordic touring skis?
Nordic touring skis share many features with classic track cross-country skis, having a nordic camber for efficient glide on the flat and being long enough to give a stable platform in all conditions. Compared to the track skis, nordic touring skis are wider to allow them to stay on the surface in off piste conditions.
How do I know if my skis are Waxless?
Waxless skis have smooth glide zones on their tips and tails, and scales on the kick zones underneath our boots.
What is the most common cross country ski binding?
Generally, there are three types of bindings used in cross country skiing. Three pin, SNS, and NNN. The most widely used are NNN and SNS. Third, smaller and narrower bindings are more suited for narrower skis.
Where can I buy Karhu skis?
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How did Karhu get to North America?
In large part because Doug Barbour (a dapper Canadian with a good golf game and killer business sense) brought Karhu into North America in fairly rapid order with Merrell Boots, Trak, and later, Line skis. (Disclosure: I was involved with several of those companies for nearly two decades, mostly as a copywriter.)
Why did K2 buy Karhu?
Karhu was sold to K2, who had bought Norway’s Madshus, the world’s oldest ski manufacturer, originator of a revolutionary fiberglass braiding technology that went into alpine skis in 1988. But with its XC heritage, Karhu was a better fit for Madshus, says Graham Gephart, the marketing manager for K2’s outdoor division.