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Unformatted text preview: Source: http://www.tardis.ed.ac.uk/~ajcd/skiing/telemark.html Source: Akers Ski Cross Country Spets Source: Backcountry.com Source: REI.com Source: REI.com Backcountry Touring Gear Originally developed in Nordic countries as a method of transportation, cross-country skiing, which encompasses a collection of skiing styles that utilize free-heeled skiing equipment, is now a popular winter recreational activity enjoyed around the world. Backcountry skiing is one such cross-country skiing style. This technique favors unaltered terrain wherein the skier leaves groomed trails in favor of fresh, unmarked snow. Backcountry touring gear is markedly different from the equipment you would use on a typical groomed trail. The following is a list of all the gear necessary to participate in backcountry skiing. Backcountry Skis When choosing backcountry skis, keep these essential factors in mind: Ski dimensions such as length and width The sidecut of the skis The camber of the skis The flex of the skis...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course ENGL 202C taught by Professor Eduardopascual during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Spring '08