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jillpine
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01/08/2020 05:27PM
If you have some leftover 2019 cash burning a hot hole in your pocket, and you like fresh snow, you might like a pair of Hoks (coincidentally shown here with my favorite wet-foot boot :) )



A snappy little -12F this am in Lake County.
 
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tonyyarusso
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01/09/2020 11:25AM
I'm actually curious to hear your review of their bindings specifically, for possible use on other skis.
randolphthegrey
 
01/11/2020 08:25PM
I'm surprised this type of ski, aka skishoe, skin-based ski, back-country skis, are not more widely used. I have used mine on several recent trips to the North shore and BWCAW. I have 3 years experience with them. No problems! You can get varying lengths: 127 cm, 147 or even 160's cm's from several manufacturers: Altai (yours) Black Diamond or OAC who I think manufactures the Black Diamonds (in Finland). They are great for kicking around local golf courses or trails, They shine in deeper snow. Mine are supplied with Universal bindings meaning you can use your favorite winter boots. Only downside is they're a little spendy. https://www.rei.com/product/138654/black-diamond-glidelite-127-snow-trekker-skis-with-bindings
jillpine
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01/15/2020 07:35AM
tonyyarusso: "I'm actually curious to hear your review of their bindings specifically, for possible use on other skis."

I like and prefer the universal binding sold with the skis over a 3-pin nordic system, but only because the binding allows a wide range of boot types.

The binding installs with 3 screws (#3 Phillips, not Pozidriv), with the hole pattern being the standard 75mm nordic/tele norm.

Altai sells a binding for shoe sizes > 14 (35cm) mens called the Pivot, which is also marketed as slightly better for touring because the pivot point is nordic (behind the ball of the foot).



The Robber
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02/11/2020 07:29PM
HOKs are great! Love them for winter BWCA travel. Great for mixed conditions including pulling a sled. So much traction and floatation. Not fast. Think the ATV of skis.
 
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