Gear Spotlight: Rossignol BC 70 Cross Country Ski Package
Posted on December 4, 2013 by
BC 70 Skis
A new version of the BC 70 ski is available this season, meant for off-trail exploring and light on-trail use. The BC 70 touring platform has a full-length, metal-edge with a waxless Positrack base allowing for maximum grip and compromise between kick and glide in all snow conditions. The new, thinner core with suppler tip and tail is meant to both reduce weight and provide better flex and more user-friendly performance. In the Rossignol BC series, the numerical designation pretty much corresponds to the widest measurement of the ski. In the line, the other models include 65, 90, 110, and 125. The wider models will provide more float in backcountry conditions, but are recommended for higher skill levels. So, the BC 70 is slightly wider than the Touring series, allowing for some light-trail usage.
Skill Level: Intermediate (3/5)
Usage: Powder 75%, Groomed 25%
Sizes: 160, 170, 180, 190cm
Rottefella BC Auto Binding
The BC Auto binding pairs with the BC 70 ski, providing a hands-free, easy-to-use click-in/click-out traditional screw-mount for off-trail skiing. Non-NIS compatible for touring or backcountry boots.
BC X6 Boot
Also new this season to pair with the BC70 setup is their BC X6 boot, featuring Cordura lace covers and a Thinsulate lining for increased warmth and water resistance in backcountry conditions. The free-hinge cuff with velcro powerstrap provides increased stability, power, and control. Also features a new external cuff gaiter to keep the snow out. The boots are thermo-moldable to form them to your feet. Also available in FW (For Women) fit.
Sizes: 36 - 48, FW Sizes: 36-44
Weight: 1590 g
Heel: External 3D reinforcement
Upper cuff: 3D injection High Cuff free support
Lower cuff: Pvc
Lining: Polyester Thermo Adjustable Fit THINSULATE
Closing system: Velcro strap/ mid-cut gaiter
Lacing system: Speed Lace Lock
Sole: NNN BC
BC 100 Pole
Rounding out the Rossignol BC70 package is the lightweight 7075 aluminum touring pole with an Axsium grip, and two section adjustability to adapt to different terrain.
Sizes: 90 – 150cm ADJ