Nordic Backcountry Ski | The Turas
A look at my new Nordic Backcountry ski
Finally there is some snow in Scotland and I can introduce my new nordic backcountry ski called the Turas. It lies somewhere in between a nordic track ski and a telemark ski. It is the perfect ski for forest tracks, breaking trail and snowy adventures. It has enough width and power to descend but is light enough to go up hill with its clever incorporated Pomoca speed skin. This little skin does away with the need to worry about grip waxing or fish scales and works well in almost any snow type. The skin offers good glide and is very quiet so you wont disturb the wildlife or your own peace of mind.
The Ski comes in 180cm and the larger 189cm for the taller among you. The dimensions are 75-58-66mm for tip, waist and tail. This ski also has a steel edge to give you peace of mind on harder snow.
Price comes in at around £375 without bindings.
In the video I am using the Fischer BCX boot with a Rottefella 3 Pin Binding. An alternative binding set up would be a similar rugged boot but with the NNN BC Mangnum binding which uses the bar. I feel like with this set up I could ski fairly steep red runs on the piste or do nice low Telemark turns in deeper snow.