FF Rollerskis history started in 2012 in Gaustablikk, Norway, when an old pair of Atomic skis were rediscovered. I got curious , so I quickly put on the pink and white skis and yellow boots, and started my day on the tracks. I was hooked. It was love at first sight, well… love at first ski!
After the snow had melted, I looked for ways to satisfy this newfound passion. Rollerskiing, of course, came to mind and seemed to be the natural way to transition from the mountain to the concrete. As the open road laid before me, I set out with my newly purchased, top of the line, carbon rollerskis, and a huge grin on my face.
It didn’t take many sessions until an unwelcome aching started in my knee. I knew instantly that it had something to do with the vibration from the road. The rollerskis were too stiff, and lacked the flexibility of real skis during the winter. This was the prompt that made me seek far and wide for the perfect rollerskis, with suspension.
The rollerskis I wanted were the ones who could give me the resistance i seeked, to improve my sking technique. The resistance of cross-country skiing. When I realised that my rollerskis didn’t exist; OK, I’ll make them myself!
Most asked questiones
Both FF Pro Skate and FF V Pro Classic come with suspension in the frame! This suspension imitates the flexibility of skis, while it limits the vibrations from the concrete. Another unique element is the V-groove wheel, which gives both better balance and stability on the classic rollerskis. We are certain that these are the rollerskis of the future, and that you will feel the same!
The rolling resistance on the roller skis are decided by the rubber mixture in the wheel. Our #2 medium wheels are the most common resistance, and can simulate a nicely prepared winter track. Our #3 wet wheels are often used amongst pro athletes to further improve their skill, but it is also used by avid skiers who prefer a slower ride. The #1 fast wheels are for the skiers who enjoy high speeds during their training sessions. Our rolling resistance is also synchronized. to the best of our abilities, to the scale of our competitors.
FF delivers rollerskis for everyone. Even though our best selling model is called pro, does not mean you have to be a pro athlete yourself. The Pro series is often viewed as the best skis for beginners, due to the suspension removing the vibrations caused by the concrete. Also, the v-groove wheels make the Classic series more stable as well, which can be welcoming for new skiers.
Breaking on rollerskis in itself takes practice and technique! FF’s rollerskis are not harder to break with than traditional rollerskis, and with practice, you can ski down the steepest hill. Breaking is known to wear the wheels down due to the heath that is generated in the rubber. Within FF Rollerskis Pro series, the wheels have a rim, which ventilates the wheel and greatly improves its durability.