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The versatile Fischer S-Bound 98 Crown/Skin backcountry touring ski is compatible with the revolutionary Fischer EZ-Skin system, an integrated ski and climbing skin system which makes attaching climbing skins for improved uphill grip easier than ever. The Fischer EZ Skin (sold separately) is a custom kicker skin that attaches through a slot near the front of the ski and clicks into place while a special adhesive attaches the skin to the base of the ski directly over the scales of the kick zone, greatly improving uphill grip. When steeper, longer climbs come along and you start to slip, putting on the EZ Skin kicker skins is like turning on four wheel drive. When the EZ Skin isnít being utilized, the Fischer S-Bound 98 backcountry ski features the Fischer OffTrack Crown waxless pattern for excellent grip when kicking and gliding over flat and rolling terrain while the 98mm-69mm-88mm sidecut and Nordic Rocker enables natural, easy turns on the downhills. On the backcountry spectrum, this ski falls smack dab in the middle between a backcountry touring ski and a backcountry downhill ski, so if you want to dabble in all aspects of backcountry skiing, the S-Bound 98 is an excellent option.
Recommended Use: Superb versatility in a variety of backcountry settings, from extended backcountry touring and hut to hut skiing to performing flawlessly on the downhills. Performs equally well in fresh powder, crud and ice. Wide enough for breaking trail in untracked snow and ample, aggressive sidecut with full metal edges for easy, controlled and natural downhill telemark turns. Waxless skis with fantastic grip on the uphills and when kick & glide striding during backcountry touring mode.
Fischer S-Bound 98 Backcountry Skis Highlights:
Tip/Waist/Tail Profile -- 98mm/69mm/88mm: Not too wide, not too narrow, and a generous sidecut for all around backcountry use
5/10 Nordic Rocker Camber: When ski flexes the tip lifts 5mm, moving the ski/snow contact point back 10mm for easier turn initiation
EZ-Skin compatibility: For steeper climbs when Offtrack Crown starts to lose its grip, custom Easy Skin attaches quickly and easily through a slot in the front of the ski
OffTrack Crown waxless pattern provides excellent grip for kicking and gliding over flat/rolling terrain
Lightweight and strong Air channel wood core
Full steel edges
Fischer S-Bound 98 Backcountry Skis Size Chart: *please contact us if you have any
additional questions regarding proper sizing
120 - 150 lbs. -
145 - 190 lbs. -
185+ lbs. -
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These backcountry exploring skis are compatible with any BC NNN, SNS, 75mm-3pin backcountry-telemark binding systems etc.
Interested in building a complete ski equipment package that includes this item? We specialize in ski equipment packages. Please contact us to design & order a custom package! Or browse our pre-built complete ski packages.
These waxless skis perform in all snow conditions. We recommend simply applying a quick coat of liquid glide wax before each outing, such as Swix Easy Glide (see accessories below), to improve ski glide and prevent snow from sticking to ski bases.
Exclusive climbing skins that attach quickly and easily by clipping into a slot located near the front of the ski and adhering to the Offtrack pattern for vastly improved uphill grip when encountering extended uphill climbs and stepper, rolling terrain. $74.95
Apply and Go! Swix F4 Universal Glide Liquid - F480 delivers lightning-fast glide on a whole lot more than just waxless skis. This is the ideal universal glide application for any cross country waxless skis, classic or skate skis, freeride & telemark skis, alpine skis and snowboards too! Peak performance in all snow conditions. Also protects ski bases. 80ml bottle of liquid F4 with foam applicator. Regular price: $15.00 Sale price: $13.50
The Swix Easy Glide Care Kit for waxless skis - N0005 is an easy 3 step system for maintaining your skis - pre-ski prep & cleaning. Kit Includes: 80 ml Easy Glide liquid, 70 ml Swix Base Cleaner and Swix Fiberlene towel. Regular price: $32.00 Sale price: $28.80
10% OFF NOW! The BlueBird Day Ski Leashes not only work to keep your skis attached, they are super easy to use without having to ever remove your gloves or mittens -- simply grasp ski leash cable with fist and pull upwards to open the jaws. Made of highest quality materials. Sold as a pair... Regular price: $24.00 Sale price: $21.60
Climbing skins are an essential tool for backcountry skis & AT / telemark skis. Skins make climbing any vertical in the backcounty effortless. Kicker skins are 1/2 length skins, ideal for kick and glide striding without fussing with messy kick wax.
Carefully chosen backcountry ski backpacks and nordic skiing backpacks / daypacks with many features including durability, light-weight & comfort, lash-down straps for carrying skis, clothing & more. Travel ski bags too.
SOLD OUT FOR SEASON The 2014 Wilderness Engineering Base Camp Ski Pulk-Gear Sled is the ultimate gear sherpa for the winter backcountry. Easily and securely stow everything in the BaseCamp mountaineering sled-ski pulk for efficiently pulling all essentials needed for any skiing or snowshoeing backcountry multi-day expedition or just a fun afternoon in the woods with the entire family. So trustworthy they are routinely used as Special Forces, SEALs and Marines military sleds, rescue sleds and more... $575.99
It's true, you don't need a babysitter when cross country skiing -- bring the small children, toddlers and infants too! The KinderShuttle ski pulk sled makes it possible to safely, warm and comfortably bring along a child, toddler or infant when nordic skiing or snowshoeing. Universally designed to work off trail, in groomed ski tracks and skate skiing too... Regular price: $575.99 Sale price: $519.99
Made by Voile-USA, these ski straps are imprinted with Onion River Sports motto "Muscles Not Motors". Sold as a pair (for top and bottom of a pair of skis). Compatible with all types of skis including nordic skis, randonee & telemark skis and alpine skis... Regular price: $9.00 Sale price: $7.20
The Swix R0392 Ski Straps are super easy to use velcro ski straps. Designed specifically for use with today's very wide alpine, backcountry and telemark skis (over 80mm wide). Includes a base protector pad integrated into the strap and fits in between the skis prior to tightening the strap. Sold as a pair. Regular price: $7.00 Sale price: $6.30
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