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SLEGAR ADVICE

HOW TO CHOOSE A PAIR OF CROSS COUNTRY SKIS

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HOW TO CHOOSE A PAIR OF CROSS COUNTRY SKIS

It is important not to make the mistake of ignoring various parameters when one chooses a pair of skis to avoid having equipment that cannot reach ones full expectations. Each pair of Slegar skis is especially labelled in order to help make the correct choice of ski.
It is essential to evaluate the hardness of the bridge of the ski with reference to ones weight, ones ski technique and the type of snow.
The height of the ski, instead, is of secondary importance and is chosen based on the personal preference and the experience of the individual skier. 
NB. It is also suggested that all passionate skiers buy at least two skis with diverse characteristics in order to guarantee the best possible performance in a variety of conditions.
HOW TO PROCEDE
1. The choice of technique: skating or classic
2. Type of skiing: light/medium/powerful
3. The hardness of the bridge of the ski
4. The snow type: hard/compact/soft
5. The choice of the sole
SKATING SKIS (A)
A pair of skating skis must have the hardness of the bridge (expressed in kg) superior to the weight of the athlete by between 5% and 35%.
This value is indicated on every label on our Diamond Skis.
For children or for beginner adults we suggest that the hardness be EQUAL to or slightly inferior to the body weight equivalent to between 0% and –15%.
SNOW TYPE
Hard or Icy snow > bridge hardness with low values
Compact Snow > bridge hardness with medium values
Soft or granulous snow > bridge hardness with high values
CLASSIC SKIS (B)
Skis used for classic style need to have the hardness of the bridge (expressed in kg) INFERIOR to that of the weight of the skier of between 30% and 40%.
Type of snow
· For snow that calls for the use of Klister ski wax > high value bridge hardness
· For snow that calls for the use of Stick ski wax > low value bridge hardness



DIAMOND: ONLY FOR EXPERTS
Our Diamond skis have been created especially for exacting skiers that are essentially attracted to a high level of quality. These skis represent the core product of the company, as they are entirely unique in their form, the materials used, technological advances, innovation and effective personalisation.
The soles
Ski soles are divided into two major categories: soles for warmer snows and those for colder snows, with the relevant variations.
Sinterized soles are applied to all latest generation Diamond skis and are differentiated by different molecular weight and for the different percentages of graphite and other special additives. These variants are recognisable by the markings in the point of the ski. They are all stone treated, characterised by the proper imprint and ready to use.

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