How to Buy Perfect Poles

These are the standard lengths we recommend for pole length. Your height (cm) – 30 = Classic pole length. Your height (cm) – 20 = Skate pole length. When poles are too long, it forces skiers into a more upright position and makes it hard for them to get into an athletic stance.

All About Classic Skis

There are 3 parts to this article: Quick Facts About Classic Skis How to Find Your Wax Pocket Waxable vs Waxless Classic Skis 1. Quick Facts About Classic Skis Classic skis come in two varieties: waxable and waxless. Waxable skis need 2 kinds of wax: kick or grip wax and glide wax. Waxless skis don’t need kick wax, … Read more

All About Skate Skis

Skate skis are fit to the skier’s weight and height. You shouldn’t buy a skate ski that extends much above your head or below your nose when held vertically in front of you.

The entire base of a skate ski is smooth and should be regularly glide waxed.

Boots and Bindings

The most important thing to consider when buying ski boots is comfort.
Skate boots should fit a little snugger than classic boots, but both should feel comfortable when you walk around the store.
Skate boots have a high ankle cuff. Classic boots are cut lower.

Smart Ways to Save Money on Gear

We recommend you buy the best gear you can afford because there are performance advantages to quality gear and you definitely get what you pay for.

But you shouldn’t spend money you don’t have and we know everyone has to work within a budget. What follows are the best ways we know for saving money but still enjoying quality equipment.