The “kick” on this ski comes from the mohair insert that is held in place with 4 strong magnets. There are two inserts, one is wall to wall mohair and the other has a small space creating two strips of mohair. More kick with one, more glide with the other. Choose between the two considering snow conditions and technique abilities.
The inserts are smaller than mechanically cut patterns, maybe even smaller than some traditional kick wax kick zones, so the glide is enhanced over a mechanical pattern. They transition nicely into the glide from a very reliable kick. These are fun skis that definitely improve the performance of “no-wax” skis.
Atomic says, “With one easy motion, this ski can be adapted to any snow conditions thanks to two different high-performance grip modules which ensure a solid and dynamic kick at all times. The Step Down Sidewall construction distributes power evenly across the entire kick zone, providing the cross-country skier with perfect grip with every step. At the same time, the World Cup coating and symmetrical camber maximize the glide phase. Making the Skintec the ideal race and training ski for athletic and race-oriented cross-country skiers who prefer to invest their energy in speed rather than waxing.”
Sizes: 184, 191, 198, 205.