2022 Rossignol BC 100 Positrack Backcountry XC Touring Skis
Rossignol BC 100 Skis
When the going gets interesting, it's nice to have something like the Rossignol BC 100 skis on your feet. This is an amazing setup for backcountry skiing and touring. It's an incredibly versatile ski that loves to be pushed to the edge. Full-metal edges create a super-strong performance, especially on harder snow. When you're side-hilling or down-hilling, it's nice to have that extra grip and confidence that you will not slide out on a turn or a climb. It's relieving to know that your edges will hold if you find yourself in a sketchy situation. But that's half the fun of backcountry skiing in my mind, you never know what you're going to find out there. When you head off the Nordic center and into the woods, anything is possible, and you should make sure you have the proper gear on your feet to get you in there. With a 100 mm tip and an 80 mm waist, we're starting to get into more of an alpine or telemark shape, and you can find yourself floating through fresh powder and dropping some knees from time to time to really enjoy the well-rounded and versatile nature of the Rossignol BC 100. Rossignol's Active Cap Technology is a great way to build a backcountry ski. The cap keeps all the materials functioning and working as one, and you get a consistent feel from tip to tail that keeps you wanting to go just a little bit farther.
- Sidecut: 100/80/85 mm
- Active Cap Construction
- LDC Wood Core
- Positrack Base
- Ability Level: Advanced Skiers
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I've also used a waxless nnn-bc nordic setup on trails and meadows... I love the instant transitions afforded by the cambered fishscales, but get incredibly frustrated by the soft boots and loose heel. so I'm wondering about the feasibility of mounting shift-bindings onto something like these wider scaled units, to be able to manage gentle uphills without skins, but still rip downhill with confidence.
I'm surprised that I haven't found others discussing such a rig on the web, so I'm worried there might be some subtle down-side to this combo.
what do you think? would it be enjoyable to use shift bindings and stiff bc/alpine boots with waxless scaled bases like these?
My only concern is that a stiffer boot will be uncomfortable in a striding/more xc application. Great for just going up or just going down, but the rolling terrain might be an issue. I'd also worry about mounting and binding retention, but I'm not sure why. If you already have the bindings and boots, the skis aren't a huge investment. Have fun!
Yup! The Positrack is the Rossi term for fish scales. Have fun!
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