Marquette Backcountry Ski

Specs

Fall 2010
Length 140 cm
Tip 150 mm
Waist 130 mm
Tail 140 mm

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Manufacturer's Description

The Marquette Backcountry Ski is a short, wide ski with a macro fish-scale base that allows you to shuffle across, climb up and ski down deep snow covered terrain. It's a fun, cost-effective way to explore the backcountry or your backyard

Features:
* Simple backcountry system excels in deep powder over undulating terrain.
* Short and wide ski has early rising tip, zero camber, and a dash of sidecut.
* Unique scale design grabs the snow and holds the skis from sliding backwards while climbing.
* Threaded inserts allow for no-drill mounting of standard three pin bindings.
* Can use either telemark or nordic-touring boots.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Designed for the hills and forests of Marquette, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the Marquette Backcountry Ski from Snapperhead Inventions is described as 30% snowshoe, 70% ski. This fun, economical ski is perfect for backcountry, of-piste use with a unique scale pattern and short, wide profile for trekking over powder and through dense forests.

- Mountain Gear

These Marquette Backcountry Ski/Snowshoe Hybrids are a simple backcountry access design that combines the performance of both snowshoes and skis for fun in deep powder over undulating terrain. Hybrid shape includes an early rising tip and zero-camber base for deep snow flotation; the wide, short length and slight sidecut radius create confident handling. Angled fish-scale base grabs the snow to keep from sliding backward for climbing and shuffling and enables smooth, exhilarating gliding and skiing down slopes. Threaded brass inserts allow for no-drill mounting of common bindings (standard 3 pin, NNN, SNS and Berwins bindings); bindings not included. Marquette Backcountry Ski/Snowshoe Hybrids are made of a polypropylene, glass and silicone composite along with brass inserts (for bindings); 100% recyclable.

- REI