My kids are finally old enough (and interested in) starting to cross country ski and we are finally living in an area where we can do it (belgium) as living in Morocco the past few years was not conducive to getting them into this sport.
I pulled out my old Black Diamond Valmonte X skis which are in great condition for being in storage for the past 11 years. I am not nearly the weight I was back then and need to know if I should use these or not on an upcoming excursion.
I am 5'10" and weight rougly 210lbs.
The skis are 190cm long.
This ski does not have as stiff a camber as my slightly longer Fisher touring skis (which I bought in 1997) but unlike my Fishers these have a metal edge which helps in turning when going down hills on trail. I THINK the camber difference is that these black diamonds are considered backcountry touring skis.
While standing evenly on both skis I had my wife try to pull a sheet of paper out from under the binding area...no go, as both skis were flat to the floor...but I am not sure if that is an appropriate test for this type of ski.
I know that I am heavy for these skis but...can anyone with experience with these skis or something similar advise whether or not I am far too heavy for these based on my weight and the ski length or should I use them anyways?
Thanks in advance,