Hi Meg, I'm looking to get into skijoring this year......any tips on what kind of skis are best??? I'm set as far as the dogs skijoring supplies, having a local sled dog company make them harnesses & getting the kit from them (Resha)...just not sure what skis are best???
Thanks much for any help!!!!!
PS The dogs handle well & are very well conditioned, hunted/run a lot, so no issues with them, now I may have endurance issues if it's tough on the human too though, LOL!!!
Talk to local XC people and see what they use, with a good lean towards stability over speed. I'd skip edges unless you're into some hard core backcountry stuff.
Also remember that you're ready to skijor with ONE dog on the flat when you can ski without a dog on hills. The last thing you want to do is hit the dog with skis!
Yeah, XC skiing is definately at least as tough if not tougher than learning to ride a bike.... it took me a lot longer anyway! These days I've gotten to where I'm skate skiing on some rutted up snomobile routes, but that's mostly thanks to practicing for 30+ minutes most every weekday on my lunch hour last winter and this winter. It still kicks my butt fitness-wise but I can tell my balance and coordination skilz are getting better- such that they are.