The Børge Ousland BC is a very light and versatile ski that fits into cross-country tracks.
Its full steel edge (2.1 x 1.9 mm) and very lightweight wooden core make it as suitable for longer trips and expeditions towing a pulk as for days out in hard and icy ski tracks. Using the same steel edge on both our mountain skis and most of our alpine skis, we can guarantee both good edge control in all conditions and superb durability. This ski’s full-length camber profile and pronounced wax pocket make it a superb choice for excursions where good glide is essential. It’s sole – designed for good wax absorption and durability, and ground to function in Nordic conditions – makes it perfect for long outings in Nordic and polar snows.
The Ousland BC’s moderate side cut offers both directional stability and control turning on hard snow, while its soft front tip with a Nordic rocker (lifted tip) and taper (the distinctive profile at the tail) makes for a ski that easily handles difficult conditions in the mountains well and reassuring float. Its light wooden core in poplar and paulownia makes for a playful, solid ski with good camber and very low weight: the Børge Ousland BC only weighs just over 800 grams per ski in 200 cm length).
With a longitudinal stiffness and construction affording an excellent carrying capacity, meanwhile, one thing is clear: there should be no limits as to how far and how long you can ski on these bad boys.
Ski length is determined on the basis of body length and weight. The table here is intended as an aid and must not be followed slavishly. Skiing skills, terrain, weight, packing and individual needs / habits are factors that influence the choice of length.
Body length (cm)
Ski length (cm)
General advice: Skiing in rough terrain requires shorter skis than open mountain ranges. For beginners, it will often be easier with short skis. If you only ski in pisted tracks, length does not matter much in terms of how well / poorly you float in the snow, then it is instead the tension that is important. If the person is lighter than average, the user should consider shorter skis, and vice versa if he is heavier. If you often go with heavy packing, the skis should be a little longer
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