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Off-track wunderkind.

The Alpina Discovery Touring Ski lives for secret glades, tight trees, and off-trail tours. Alpina engineered the Discovery with a shorter length and wider waist than its classic skis for downhill maneuverability. A ¾-length metal edge adds bite without excess weight, and the Posi-Grip waxless base offers a reliable kick in all conditions.
  • Shorter length for maneuverability
  • Versatile width narrow enough for the trail, but wide enough for float
  • Posi-Grip no-wax base for glide, grip, and downhill performance
  • ¾-length steel edges for grip without the weight
  • Scuff-Tuff top skin resists sharp edges for durability
  • Made from renewable resources for sustainability

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can you mount these with 3pin bindings?...

can you mount these with 3pin bindings? would that even be feasible?

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As long as the waist was wide enough, which I believe it is, you shouldn't have any problem. Your foot and part of the binding may stick over the edges, but thats the case with most all XC skis.

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My friend gave me a pair of Alpine Touring...

My friend gave me a pair of Alpine Touring Skis, how do I know the size, where the boot goes, it's stamped 75mm?

I'm just beginning to cross country and...

I'm just beginning to cross country and was told to buy a "hybrid cross country ski" that is also a backcountry ski. I'd like to spend under $300 on sale for both skis and bindings. Is this the ski for me or is the Rossi evo better? I'd like a slightly wider than usual x country ski. thanks.

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Hello Joan,

Either ski should work fine for you. Both are steel edge, double camber designs, and narrow enough to be utilized on groomed trails. Understand that these skis are designed mostly for the groomed/ungroomed trail use and not true "back country" wilderness use. I prefer the Alpina due to the slightly wider 68-60-65 profile of the Discovery v. the Evo's 61-55-60 profile. I'm a big guy and go with the 190 cm for max flotation. Another selling point for the Alpina was the very aggressive "fish scale" pattern on the underside. The Alpina would seem to have less slip on the push off or grab better on an up hill climb. Re bindings: I'm old school 3 pin. However I'd go with the NNN BC if I were starting over.

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Regarding what the previous answer said, the Rossi Evos do *not* have a metal edge. That might make a difference in your choice.

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ok , i weigh in at 230lbs, pack 40-60,...

ok , i weigh in at 230lbs, pack 40-60, some terraine is down hill, mostly ,always up.
So boots and bindings for my size of ski and weight.

Does anyone know where to buy good used...

Does anyone know where to buy good used cross country ski Packages? (skis, poles, bindings, boots? ... size 8 women's shoe, 5'6", 128lbs.) Also, what size to buy based on height, weight, etc.)

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I just bought a package on ORS Cross Country Skis. They have videos that help you select what you want as well as being able to talk to a live person. When I called, they gave me the 5% discount code. After all my research, I think I got a pretty good deal!

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Btw, they have used equipment as well. My set is new.

I'm looking for advice on cross country...

I'm looking for advice on cross country skis, poles, boots, bindings. Primarily interested in best skis for use primarily on ungroomed, flat to slightly undulating terrain, and also ski/pole length. I am 5'11", 170lbs and I'm physically fit. Thanks

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If you go to a website to purchase skis, they have charts that you can use to determine the size, length, etc, by your weight and height. You can also read the descriptions to determine what type of ski you are looking for. I live on a lake that freezes over with flat ungroomed surfaces but wanted the ability to explore areas with some slight hills. I opted for the Fischer Silent Spider Skis. They are still in transit so I haven't received them yet so I can't really comment on them. Good luck!

Write your question here...What part of...

Write your question here...What part of this ski has the metal edge on it?

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The metal goes from contact point to contact point. So basically just the tip/tail have no edge.

Hey, do you know the camber of these...

Hey, do you know the camber of these skis?

I ski mostly on packed snoshoe/sno mobile...

I ski mostly on packed snoshoe/sno mobile trails with my dog. As these trasils are so uneven and often icy or with loose snow I am wondering if the Alpina Discovery with the 3/4 metal edges are right for me. I have a similar size ski now but it's getting worn and they slide side ways on the trail under the conditions mentioned above. Will they track straight with the limited side cut? Most likely won't be doing much if any deep powder skiing with these. Thanks in advance for any input. Clint

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Personally I find they still slide quite a bit on packed icy trails (such as ones made by snow mobiles then later trampled by people). If the snow softens a little, you are good. But if it's icy, you will still find some slippage. I hope that helps.