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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
The Fischer JibSkate:

http://www.jibskate.com/en/jibskate/

be sure to watch the video.

I think this is pretty cool. We used to do (try) helicopters across a stream as kids on XC gear. Cool as it may be, I find it hard to understand how this can be a profitable venture for Fischer...particularly as they seem to be spending real money marketing it.
post #2 of 11
I always wanted skate skis but didn't know what to do with them. I could have fun almost anywhere on these. Real nice skis. Thanks for the link.
post #3 of 11
They look like XC skis with locked heels.
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Trotski View Post
They look like XC skis with locked heels.
Are they locked or even lockable?
post #5 of 11
They looked like they are on skate ski bindings, not sure though. I'm not up on the finer points of latest skate bindings, but I believe Salomon makes one that has an improved snap to them (increased skate efficiency) so the skis snap even closer to the boot than the older stiff toe bumper that keeps the boot close anyway. Nordic bindings are not like a door hinge (AT bindings with free pivots).

FWIW, I got a pair of Rossi 150cm skate skis years ago as an all terrain skate ski. They are a lot of fun spring skiing and uneven areas off and on track. Plus you can turn easier.

Free your heel and improve your balance! That stuff looks easy on a snowboard or alpine gear than on the skinny sticks. I'd bet a lot on this forum and skiers would be surprised how will they'd adapt to skate skiing (except for those who use their fat gear as a crutch, maybe)....and those who roller blade or roller ski.
post #6 of 11
watch the video the heels are not looked down...

this is just plain weird but some pretty impressive park trick being done there.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
watch the video the heels are not looked down...

this is just plain weird but some pretty impressive park trick being done there.
Yeah, I see.
post #8 of 11
Do skate skis typically have metal edges? Is that part of what makes these different or is it just the twin tip? Probably also more durable construction (a little heavier)?
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
skate racing skis don't have metal edges and they aren't IIRC substantially different in weight than a classic ski, though they are a good bit shorter and don't need to be as stiff underfoot so its possible they are lighter.
post #10 of 11
Thanks. I meant the JibSkate might be built beefier than regular skate skis in addition to having a metal edge and twin tip.
post #11 of 11
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Does the jibskate have a metal edge? Their website says it has their "power edge" which IIRC is nordic talk for no edge at all. edit: And the "park" models have the "80% air" cardboard core, while the "rail" models have the wood "air core"
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