This article is a perfect startingpoint!
Ski boots for rollerskiing
When you are roller skiing you should pay attention to your equipment, both before training and after. The performance of the ski is much determined by a few important parameter. Both weight of the ski, the position of the bindings and as you may have guessed the importance of a good ski boots.
A jungle of products
Its a jungle of products, and many models to choose from and most used brands today are Fischer Ski boots and the red Alpina, both high performance gear for outdoor activity. In this article I will not compare the equipment and it will be free to enjoy and hopefully get the info you need to find your new skiing boots. Rollerskis are catagorized under Wintersport Roller skis is a branch under the traditional Nordic sports and cross- country category and is in theory a winter sport. However, The International Ski and Snowboard Federation have set a spot in the program, the FIS Rollerski World Cup. Skiers from all over the world compete in different categories, devided in Classic and Free technique , also known as Skating.
The Different Models of Boots
It is different models of boots for each style, most important is the taller shaft and stronger support for the ankle on the skate boots. It is nececary And for most people using rollerski sports for excercise the combi- boots will be more than sufficient for support. And most brands have this option. And its difficult to compare beacaus the feet are very different and preferences vary. At FFskis we will help you to get started on rollerskis; And most of the gear you probably have already.
Do you know the difference between NNN bootgrip and SNS on bindings?
There are two systems for attachements for skiboots on skis and rollerskis. The common one is the NNN (New Nordic Norm). The other is the SNS binding. There might be some confusion around the different sysems and providers of bindings. Even though the SNS is developed by Salomon, they no longer produce new ones so
Lets break down the myth!
: All Salomon bindings on FFskis have the normal NNN- grip the same as Rottefella. And you can use your winterboots for rollerskiing, its actually the most ncommon thing to do:) All Salomon bindings on FFskis have the normal NNN- grip the same as Rottefella.
The SNS system (Salomon Nordic System)
The SNS binding developed by Salomon, is another ski binding system used in cross-country skiing and roller skiing. In the SNS system, the boot has a compatible SNS sole that features a single metal bar at the toe and one metal bar an inch further back, giving two points of attatchment between the boot and the binding. The binding has a corresponding mechanism that allows the boot to attach securely to the ski. |
Salomon bindings on FFskis have the normal NNN- grip the same as Rottefella.
The NNN (New Nordic Norm)
The NNN (New Nordic Norm) system is a popular ski binding system designed for cross country skiing and roller skiing. It is commonly used in classic skiing and skate skiing disciplines. The NNN system consists of two components: the boot and the binding. In the NNN system, the boot features a corresponding NNN sole with a metal bar at the toe and two grooves at the heel. The binding has a matching mechanism that allows the boot to attach securely to the ski.
The difference between NNN bootgrip and SNS
While the NNN system offers a bootgrip sole variant designed to provide traction and grip while walking, the SNS system does not have an equivalent bootgrip feature. However, some SNS boots may have rubberized or grippy materials in specific areas of the sole to enhance traction when walking on snow or ice. For rollerskis it is a tighter grip with the SNS, but since 2023 it is not being made, it will be the NNN- system that is the norm.
It’s important to note that the NNN and SNS binding systems are not interchangeable. NNN boots are not compatible with SNS bindings and vice versa, as the binding mechanisms and sole designs differ between the two systems. The term “bootgrip” in the context of NNN bindings refers to the specific type of sole on NNN-compatible boots. NNN boots have a bootgrip sole, which is designed to provide traction and grip when walking on flat or hilly terrain outside of the ski tracks. The bootgrip sole often has a rubberized material in the toe and heel areas.
Overall, the NNN system with bootgrip is a popular choice for cross-country skiers as it offers a reliable connection between the boot and the ski while providing additional grip and stability on varied surfaces.