Rossignol BC 125 Positrack
Price Paid: $350
I live in Alaska and bought the BC 125s to get away from the lift lines and crowds. I put Voile Switchback bindings on them and use the Scarpa T4 boot. Awesome setup, I call it the 4 x 4 of cross country skis.
I use them mostly on rolling terrain and they work great. Just broke in 2 miles of new trails behind my house and was amazed at how well they floated. Put the binding in ski mode and it locks the toe down; this is great for the downhill sections of trail.
I highly recommend the Switchback binding and plastic boot like the Scarpa T4. I thought it might be too rigid of a set up for touring and I was completely wrong, these things kick and glide very well!
REI in Alaska quit selling them for whatever reason; why would you not order something you already sold out of? I bought mine at Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking (AMH), great shop with knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Wherever you are get these skis, you will not regret it if the backcountry is where you ski.
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Your buddy just called, saying he'd met this super-rad hermit that lives with a wolf in a homemade yurt up in the Beartooths, and telling you to get your ass up there in a hurry. Load up your pack, mob to the trailhead, and strap on the Rossignol BC 125 Positrackits waxless Positrack technology means you won't waste any time fiddling with skins, and the lightweight Honeycomb Wood/Air core won't slow you down on the skinner. When you meet the Hermit, down the whiskey he offers you, pat his "dog" on the head, and tell him all about how the slight rip rocker, wide sidecut, and low camber profile help you to shred all sorts of different snow. If he likes you, he might offer to hook you up to his wolf for the most awesome tow up the mountain you've ever experienced. You'll thank the ski gods for the torsionally stiff fiberglass laminate Active Cap construction and full-length metal edges when you're getting pulled by a wild beast, and praise them again on the way down when you're cruising through soft snow thanks to the forgiving outer cap material. When you go past the yurt for the last time, high-five the hermit, toss the wolf a piece of your beef jerky, and cruise home to tell everyone about the best day ever.
Travel the side-country and drop a bowl or two with the Rossignol BC 125 Positrack ski, a light tele-shaped deck for turning & touring. The XC-like waxless Positrack base and full metal edges let you gain altitude over rolling terrain without skins. When it's turn-time the smooth flexing cap construction and wide silhouette put some telemark joy into your turns.
- Mountain Gear
If you favor long back country tours over rolling terrain, the Rossignol BC 125 Positrack Ski will get you up and down with a smile on your face.
Description of Rossignol BC 125 Positrack Backcountry SkisIcon of the past, symbol of the present, Rossignol, inspired by their roots and their exceptional historical heritage, has built the future every day. Another milestone in their brands development is that they now have developed an authentically modern Mountain life style, with Hard and Soft goods for the winter and the summertime too.Features123mm tips and 95mm waistsWood cores with air channels create flexFull-length steel edgesWaxless bases
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