Expert Video Review
Not every Nordic ski or boot is perfect for everyone. So how do you know which one is right for you? Jans Expert and Nordic Center Director, Patrick Coffey has skied on all of the Nordic skis and boots that we sell. So who better than to give a video review of the Rossignol Xium WCS S1 Ski and the Xium Premium Skate Boot.
WCS S1 Skate Ski
Designed specifically by Rossignol for cold, hardpack conditions, this World Cup level skate ski corners well and its low, long camber pocket makes it stable in cold conditions. For a low camber ski, the WCS S1 climbs as well as it descends.
Rossi Premium Skate Boot
With a full carbon sole and Velcro closure on the cuff, the Xium Premium is incredibly lightweight. This weight advantage, combined with the fact that this race boot is also very stiff, results in a high-performance skate boot. A thermo-moldable liner and locking lace system ensure a custom fit.
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Rossignol WCS S1 Ski & Premium Boot Video Review Transcript
“Hey, this is Jans Expert Patrick Coffey here to talk about the Rossignol WCS S1 Skate Ski and their Premium Boot. I’m going to start with the ski. This ski was designed by Rossignol to perform best on hard tracks. My favorite feature – it corners so well. Its got a low, long camber pocket to make it really stable in hardpack conditions. Because of that you don’t get those hot spots that make the ski feel squirrely at all. This thing runs very, very quickly both downhill and uphill. A lot of low cambered skis can sometimes not feel as free climbing. This thing is great in all conditions. It is probably, definitively, my favorite new ski. It even has its own specific factory grind intended for cold, hardpack conditions.
The Premium Boot from Rossignol is a new boot from them this year. It’s incredibly light, has a full carbon sole that goes into the heel counter. Such a stiff boot. High performing – the reason for that, not a lot of give. I really enjoy that about this boot. They also switched back to a Velcro system, no ratchet – simple, fully adjustable, and again incredibly lightweight. Thermo-moldable on the inside. They’ve also made it so it’s just the lower bootie, not the piece from last year that comes up around the ankle. Less material, so again, lighter, streamlined. The new locking lace system is smaller and very effective. Still has the pull, so you can cinch it up around the base of the foot and then move up so you can get a nice wrap all around the foot. Makes it really comfortable. You can make this boot your own.
For more information on the WCS S1 Skate Ski or the Premium Skate Boot from Rossignol, visit us at jans.com.”