Hello Guys. I'm new to the forum and XC skiing. I'm afraid I'm a newbie asking for equipment advice.
I am an instructor of Alpine & Telemark skiing but am clueless about XC. I've done a bit of research online into equipment but could still really use some help picking out equipment. Obviously the best thing for the clueless to do is head to a shop for advice and buy there… however I really want to buy online from Salomon, purely because I get a discount with them. There is so much choice on the Salomon site I don't know where to start.
So, here is my info. I'm a pretty good Alpine Skier, average telemarker & I've been on Classic XC skis once. I want to Skate & Classic. I want skis that will give me stability whilst learning but I won't out grow too quickly. I'm 167cm & 50kg (female).
Can anyone suggest both a Salomon Classic & Skate ski that would suit my needs, and the right lengths? (As I know nothing maybe a waxless ski for classic would be best?).
Also should I get a combo boot if I want to do both skate and classic? Or do I need separate boots? I'd rather save cash and get one boot, but I don't want to get a combo boot if they are rubbish for both techniques.
And bindings…. ?
Thanks for any advice