Justin Perry


Job Title: SkiEssentials.com Marketplace Coordinator
Ski Ability: Beginner
Years XC Skiing: 2
Average # of Days per Year: 5
Preferred XC Skiing: Touring and Classic
What does your ideal day look like? Sunny, edge-able snow, and warm-ish weather.
Current Nordic ski(s) of choice: Still figuring that out
Boots used for test: Rossignol X8 Combi
Other hobbies/sports: Alpine skiing, mountain biking, weight lifting, shot skis.
Most important gear for Nordic skiing: Boots
Most memorable moment on skis: Face planting going downhill on classic skis too fast (for me).

Skis Tested

2020 Fischer Carbonlite Skate Plus

Dimensions: 41/44/44 mm Lengths: 171, 176, 181, 186, 191 cm

2020 Salomon RS 8 Skate

Dimensions: 42/44/43/45 mm Lengths: 174, 179, 186, 191 cm