Marcus Shakun


Job Title: SkiEssentials.com Inventory Manager
Ski Ability: Advanced
Years XC Skiing: 4
Average # of Days per Year: 15+
Preferred XC Skiing: Skate
What does your ideal day look like? Ski in the morning, work in the day, be a Dad
Current Nordic ski(s) of choice: Fischer Carbonlite Skate
Boots used for test: Fischer Carbonlite Skate
Other hobbies/sports: Mountain biking, backcountry skiing, wake surfing
Most important gear for Nordic skiing: A great attitude
Most memorable moment on skis: Skiing down Picnic Knoll on my first day skate skiing.

Skis Tested

2020 Alpina Control 64NW Premium

Dimensions: 64/52/60 Lengths: 165, 175, 185, 195 cm

2020 Alpina Frontier S Skin Premium

Dimensions: 50/45/48 mm Lengths: 166, 174, 182, 190 cm

2020 Fischer Carbonlite Skate Plus

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

2020 Fischer Spider 62 Crown IFP

Dimensions: 62, 52, 60 mm Lengths: 169, 179, 189, 199 cm

2020 Fischer Traverse 78 Crown EZ Skin

Dimensions: 78/61/69 mm Lengths: 169, 179, 189, 199 cm

2020 Rossignol Delta Comp R-Skin

Dimensions: 40/44/44/44 Lengths: 186, 191, 198, 203, 208 mm

2020 Rossignol Delta Comp Skate

Dimensions: 40/44/43/43 Lengths: 173, 180, 186, 192 cm

2020 Rossignol EVO OT 65

Dimensions: 65/53/60 mm Lengths: 165, 175, 185, 195 cm

2020 Rossignol EVO XC 50 R-Skin

Dimensions: 50/47/49 mm Lengths: 166, 176, 186, 196 cm

2020 Rossignol X-Ium Skating Premium S1

Dimensions: 40/44/43/43 mm Lengths: 174, 181, 187, 193 cm

2020 Rossignol X-IUM Skating Premium S2

Dimensions: 40/44/43/43 Lengths: 174, 181, 187, 193 cm

2020 Salomon Snowscape 7

Dimensions: 59/55/51/55 mm