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Sometimes cross country skiing is more about getting away from it all and enjoying being outside, rather than dealing with the pressures of racing or the extreme nature of exploring off-the-trail backcountry. Wider than Alpina's racing skis and narrower than its backcountry skis, the Control 64 Touring Ski is ideal for Nordic skiers who are out to enjoy long days on the trail for pleasure or fitness. The aptly named Control provides a wide range of skiers, from beginners to advanced recreational, the easy-gliding stability and control they desire.The Control 64 features an ultralight wood core for supple, fluid, and easy flex, which means that you won't have to fight the ski to get optimal performance. At 52mm underfoot, the Control offers a wide, stable platform without being bulky or cumbersome. An embossed waxless base allows the ski to glide freely while still maintaining balanced control. Unlike Alpina's backcountry models, the Control doesn't have metal edges to cut down on weight. A polyethylene topsheet adds a layer of tough durability for many years of use.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
The Control 64 Cross Country skis from Alpina are a lightweight and easy-to-maneuver ski perfect for the skier looking to hit the groomers and go off trail every now and then. PRODUCT FEATURES: Dimensions: 64-52-60 Sizes: 165, 175, 185, 195 Core: Poplar Base: Embossed MGE Top Sheet: PE Over-sized shipping fee applies
- Appalachian Outdoors refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . Lightweight and easy to maneuver, Alpina Control 64 touring Nordic skis offer excellent stability for recreational skiers who tackle groomed tracks and occasionally head off-trail. Available Colors: SEE PHOTO.
- Sierra refers to the men's version
The Alpina Control is a super stable ski that is designed for in and off-track conditions. Wider side-cut makes this easy and predictable to control. New durable Scuff-Tuff top skin keeps snow from gripping to the ski and keeps the ski looking new year after year. Non-wax ultra grip base provides strong kick in all conditions.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
The Alpina Control cross-country skis are super stable and ideal for recreational touring at your local Nordic center. Or take trips out of the tracks on logging roads. Available in shorter-than-traditional lengths and featuring 53mm waists, the Alpina Control skis are sturdy, stable and great for in- and out-of-track skiing. Waxless Posi-Grip bases feature raised traction patterns, as opposed to a pattern that is cut into the base, that provides exceptional traction for striding uphill. Wood cores with cap construction create a smooth, dependable flex. Scuff-Tuff plastic material is molded on top of the skis to increase durability and keep snow from collecting.
- REI refers to the men's version