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Reviews - Skin Skis at the Birkie

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 by Tony Mommsen


RACER REVIEWS Below you will find unedited comments from Birkie racers who used skin skis. Our take on skin skis at the 2016 BirkieDid you ski the Birkie or Korte on skin skis?  Email your comments to -

SKIN SKI REVIEW #1 I skied in Wave 2 on a pair of Salomon RC skins, 206cm Medium Hard. Like others, I had poor kick after about 10km. I tested them the day before (a.m. with hard, possibly frozen tracks) at T...

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