Reviewed by Scott O’Brien, Co-Owner of Skinny Skis
Madshus Intelligrip Classic skis
In the past few years almost every XC ski manufacturer has introduced a new kind of waxless classic ski to their line ups that provides remarkably good kick & glide without relying on “fischscales.”
An underfoot insert of nylon mohair takes the place of a typical mechanical waxless base or the need for kick wax. Similar to climbing skins used by backcountry skier the plush of the insert is directional with the hairs of the plush lift or grip when you kick and lay flat while gliding. An added benefit of the mohair is that unlike fischscale bases it’s quiet while skiing. Fishscales often create chatter especially on icy snow whereas the the soft mohair is silent.
. Madshus, the worlds oldest cross country ski company, created an affordable performance skis with the new mohair technology – the Madshus Terrasonic IGS. This is the perfect quiver ski for tricky wax conditions or a one-and-only ski for skiers that would rather not bother with kick wax but still want a lively performance ski to use at Teton Pines or on any of the groomed pathways.
When sized correctly with the appropriate flex and Terrasonic IGS feels remarkably like a well waxed skis. The most important factor is determining the right ski is skier weight with height as a secondary factor
The Madshus Terrasonic IGS classic skis can be purchased at Skinny Skis ($359.95) and will also be available to demo this winter. Please feel to call Skinny Skis with any questions. 307-733-6094