I am uprgading from waxless to ordinary x-country skis.
The current january package offers are on either madshus or fischer wooden core tour skis, which are right for the runs/ paths / little "off piste" I do.
But I wonder if wooden core ( presume balsa) laminate , without "air channel" weight reduction, are good enough for me as an intermeidate learner?
I am a heavy , strong tall guy: 240lbs 6'2" with a 35" inside leg. I aml currently learning to kick and glide to a higher level, and do a little skating when they lay the centre lanes up for this.
WIth two young kids, I would rather spend on them rather than necesserarily carbon fiber.
One issue I have is coming to a stop in plough! Since I oftne go out on unlaid paths and steep, narrow hills I wondered if steel edges were worth considering: I udnerstand they interfere with ordinary tracking in laid lanes.
Thanks in advance for opinions.