Touring Skis - Just getting started - Experience with Fischer Country Crown?

Touring Skis - Just getting started - Experience with Fischer Country Crown?

Post by J. Peters » Tue, 08 Feb 2000 04:00:00


I am just getting started in the sport here in Denver, and thought I
would buy my own, instead of renting like I have been doing.

I will mainly be on the groomed trails at a nordic center, but may
want the ability to head off on my own.  

While browsing the stores, the Fischer Country Crowns were
recommended.  Does anyone have experience with these??

It seems that trying to find stores here in Denve with XC stuff is a
chore.  REI is carrying the stuff, but it seems that Gart Sports is
getting out of it, and Grand West Outfitters didn't have anything in
my size (6'3").

thanks

 
 
 

Touring Skis - Just getting started - Experience with Fischer Country Crown?

Post by Ralph C. Thornto » Tue, 08 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Since you indicate that you will ski pre***ly on groomed trails, I
would recommend a good classic light touring ski like the Fischer Superlight
to start or perhaps a ski leaning toward more performance like a Fischer SC
or RCS. This will provide the best learning curve and performance on groomed
terrain. I would get separate gear for untracked and deep snow since the
requirements of the ski are so different. The Fischer Country Crowns would
be fine there.
Ralph Thornton
Quote:


> Newsgroups: rec.skiing.nordic
> Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2000 04:32:23 GMT
> Subject: Touring Skis - Just getting started - Experience with Fischer Country
> Crown?

> I am just getting started in the sport here in Denver, and thought I
> would buy my own, instead of renting like I have been doing.

> I will mainly be on the groomed trails at a nordic center, but may
> want the ability to head off on my own.

> While browsing the stores, the Fischer Country Crowns were
> recommended.  Does anyone have experience with these??

> It seems that trying to find stores here in Denve with XC stuff is a
> chore.  REI is carrying the stuff, but it seems that Gart Sports is
> getting out of it, and Grand West Outfitters didn't have anything in
> my size (6'3").

> thanks


 
 
 

Touring Skis - Just getting started - Experience with Fischer Country Crown?

Post by J. Peters » Wed, 09 Feb 2000 04:00:00

thanks for the help.