Mad­shus Birke­beiner Skis

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Long­time skiers will re­mem­ber Mad­shus’s beau­ti­ful light-blond­wood Birke­beiner skis from the 1970s. When the ski was re­vamped in the 1980s, a wax­able fi­bre­glass ver­sion with a light side­cut and a fast rac­ing base was of­fered. Now, sev­eral decades later, its up­dated ver­sion is a skin ski. At 47-44-45mm, this new ski fea­tures pure race-per­for­mance DNA, with greater width and more shape in its side­cut. The new Birke­beiner In­tel­li­grip skin ski has a 70% mo­hair and 30% ny­lon skin, which of­fers the per­fect com­bi­na­tion of grip, glide and dura­bil­ity. Lightweight skis at 1,175g/190m, with a touch more sta­bil­ity, they are per­fect for tour­ing or train­ing. The slightly higher cam­ber height at half-weight com­pres­sion de­liv­ers bet­ter glide, but does re­quire a more ac­tive kick. Now with Rot­te­fella’s new MOVE sys­tem, that al­lows you to move the bind­ing on the fly, the Birke­beiner can adapt to any ski­ing style, ter­rain and snow con­di­tions.

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