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Cross-Country Skiing Explained (Part 3): The Grip Zone of Classic Cross-Country Skis | Tahoe Trail Guide
There are many design features that make a classic cross-country ski unique, but arguably the most distinct is the grip zone. This area directly underfoot accommodates kick wax or features a textured pattern such as fish scales, skins, or a surface designed to be roughened up so you can achieve grip on the snow. The...