Rossignol Evo Tour NIS
Price Paid: $15 rental fee
Rented a pair of these at Stump Sprouts Cross Country center and Inn in Charlemont, Mass., during winter 2010-2011 and enjoyed them a lot. This center has a wooded mix of trails and the owner grooms the trails to connect with the paths of a State Forest, so I used them both in and out of track.
They broke trail well and seemed to float well in the powder and were very fast in set track. A little sketchy on icier snow, but many great skis are.
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The Rossignol EVO Tour NIS is a recreational cross-country ski offering ease-of-use, comfort, stability, and maneuverability for skiers who want to tour off-trail or on-trail.
Bring out your inner artist with the Rossignol Evo Tour NIS Positrack Ski, a waxless wonder that loves to sketch on an untracked winter canvas as much as it likes to draw within the lines on freshly-layed tracks or paint skate designs on groomers. You never have to worry about sticky and complicated waxing, thanks to the AR Positrack waxless pattern that grips and glides superbly, nor do you have to fret about excess weight in deeper snow, since the Tour NIS has a thin LDC Premium low-density core that's reinforced with basalt fibers. It has a nice soft flex in the tip and tail, giving you an easy ride that will cruise over lumps and bumps without jostling, and a medium sidecut that's stable at speed but nimble if you're maneuvering between tight trees. Bindings are simple, too, as the Tour NIS comes equipped with an integrated NIS plate that allows you to just clip in and adjust your NNN binding without fuss or extra equipment.
Ski groomed trails or make fresh tracks with the stable and easy-running Rossignol Evo Tour cross-country skis with T2 NIS bindings. Evolution-series skis are ideal for recreational skiers looking for equipment that's affordable and easy to use. Short-size concept decreases the overall length as compared to a traditional ski for easy handling; sidecut dimensions make the ski easily maneuverable. Active Cap construction blends Rossicap's flexible suspension with multidirectional glass fiber for torsional strength and directional stability. Low-density wood/air cores balance light weight and strength. Skis come pre-mounted with Rossignol T2 Auto NIS bindings, compatible with boots with NNN racing/touring soles; bindings do not accomodate NNN BC soles. Nordic Integrated System (NIS) uses a factory-bonded plates, eliminating screws that can compromise the strength and integrity of skis. Movable NIS bindings securely click into the NIS plates; quickly adjust binding position to adapt to snow, wax or skier weight. Low-maintenance AR Plus waxless base with recessed gripping teeth offers reliable kick that won't impede glide. Rossignol Evo Tour cross-country skis with T2 NIS bindings have extended edges that create a stable platform for good control.