Best Fit Form
An excellent starter package. Many national team athletes started on exactly this level of gear.
RC7s have budget aluminum shafts instead of carbon laminates but the ski still has nice ride quality. Durable with medium speed wheels, this skis is a nice training option.
KV+ CH5 Skate Boot or Alpina Pro Rollerski Boot:
-KV+ CH5 skate boots offer better lateral support than any classic boot, which is a big help when learning to rollerski.
-Alpina Pro Rollerski Boot works for both skate and classic rollersking. You get the same lateral and torsional support as the winter boot but in a lovely ventilated package. Your feet won't sweat like blazes!
Swix Quantum 6 poles have a durable cork handle and ergonomic strap. Very durable carbon and fiber glass shaft with Swix carbide steel rollerski tips.
Skate and Classic Rollerskis
Winter may be over, but that doesn’t have to affect your cross-country ski plans. Hone your technique, stay in shape, and dream of next winter as you roll along with an amazingly authentic feeling of skiing on snow.
Choosing a Rollerski
The basic choice is, of course, between Classic technique and Skate technique, exactly the same as it is for winter. The skirollers for each technique are as activity-specific as they are for skis. Classic rollerski have relative wide wheels to simulate the contact area of the winter skis. Their wheels roll only forwards, so the pushoff phase has the same forward drive effect as a correctly waxed ski or a “fish scale” grip base. Skate rollerskis are similar to to snow skis in the way they perform and the way they require a more complex technique to attain and hold speed. They are shorter, and they have narrower wheels to simulate the edge contact of Skate skis. The radius of a Carbonlite Skate wheel is 100mm (2.5 in), for example.
There are also Skate rollerskis for beginners. The RC5 Skate offers sure handling and easy turning, even if your technique isn’t yet perfect. A great option for beginners, especially for young skiers, is a combination skiroller that allows both Skate and Classic style. One example is the RCJ Combi Mounted with its low-to-the-ground design for reassuring stability.
Fischer rollerski brakes are separate unit you attach to the rear of either boot you prefer. I simple tilting backwards of the lower leg presses the light, sturdy brake mechanism against the rear wheel. More pressure means faster braking. Simple, elegant, effective.
Boots & bindings
Like a winter boot, rollerski boots for either technique allow efficient power transfer from your legs to the rollerski to the ground. Warm weather rolling calls for ventilation and the Fischer Fresh anti-bacterial treatment to keep boots in good shape as the kilometers add up.
While the function of the binding is the same as it is for winter gear, the designs for Skate and Classic skirollers are unique to theses models.
Streets were designed for automobiles, bicycles, and other vehicles with large diameter wheels, so put on your bicycling or ski helmet and please consider knee pads and hand protection.
After a little acclimatization a skilled snow skier will feel comfortable on rollerski. The techniques of foot and leg motion, and use of the poles are the same. Go easy at first, and give yourself time to get used to the feel and some of the differences- especially braking!
The Fischer difference
As a leader in all aspects of cross-country skiing and off-season training, we’re confident you’ll enjoy the benefits of our years of research and know-how:
- Fischer rollerski have a smooth, authentic ride.
- Practical details like a Splash Guard to prevent stones being launched by fast-moving wheels.
- Aluminum and carbon frames for long-distance performance.
- All-aluminum frames in beginners’ models for an extra smooth ride.
- So, go out and enjoy your cross-country skiing. It’s the season!