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Marquette Backcountry Ski by Snapperhead Inventions


Price: $189.00 & FREE Shipping. Details
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Black
140cm x 150mm
  • Bindings not included
  • 59 macro fish-scales creating approx. 60" of anti-slip contact with minimal effect on glide
  • Weight = 9.25 lbs. (4200g)
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Product Description

115424 Features: Crafted with a fully recyclable blend of polypropylene, glass, silicone, and brass with sharp plastic edges for control Threaded brass inserts allow for no-drill mounting of standard 3-pin bindings Designed with a short, wide design that can float over snow or work like a snowshoe in thickly forested areas Designed and manufactured in Michigan Specifications: Dimensions: 140 cm x 130 mm underfoot

Product Details

Color: Black | Size: 140cm x 150mm
  • Shipping Weight: 11.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B005L88YR2
  • Item model number: mbs-101
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #359,139 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Paleo Man on February 7, 2012
I started backcountry skiing in the mountain west in the very early 1980's on the old style track skis, like most people back then. They were awful, no sidecut, way to stiffly cambered for good climbing, and I longed for softly cambered short fat waxless fishscale skis with good floatation and metal edges. Backcountry skis evolved, at what seemed like an unnecessarily glacial pace, and eventually I was able what I'd longed for, but a decade or two later than I'd have liked. Today there are plenty of good backcountry skis available for recreational non-hardcore skiers such as myself that fit the bill. Sometime in those bleak early days of cross-country skiing, the Trak company broke from tradition and produced a wide 150 cm ski called the "Bushwacker." I almost bought some when they first came out, but was talked out if it by an idiot salesman who claimed that they were "merely snowshoes." After a couple of years, I disregarded his advice and bought some of the short wide Bushwackers and found them extremely useful in untracked dense forest travel and other recreational travel, close to what I'd needed all along, though they lacked metal edges and enough side cut for some conditions.

Since shorter and fatter seemed better, I wondered what the limits of this concept might be when I saw the Marquette Backcountry skis promoted and I ordered a pair and attached sturdy three pin bindings to them. They are unquestionably the widest and shortest skis that I've tried. They are also very, very heavy, as they are made using snowmobile runner technology and construction, and this is a major disadvantage, though they are also unquestionably extremely durable.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas J. Terbrack on March 18, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 140cm x 150mm
As an avid skier I was currious about the Marquette Backcountry Ski. I wanted something fun to tool around with in the woods, and not have to deal with putting skins on and off on my AT set up.

These skis are the ticket. They are a ton of fun. They are in no way a performance ski, but the scales allow you to climb, you can't go straight up the face, but a little switchbacking and you can get up about anything.

As for skiing down, they cruised just fine, not as fast as traditional ski, but still a nice ride.

They realy are not that heavy, I went out with my 5 foot 100 pound girlfriend and she had no isues getting around with them. and I had no issue using the edges to slow down and stop me, even when I was on a south facing slope that was entirely crusted over.

This is not the ski for long expeditions up a intense steep with crazy wild lines coming down.

This is the ski for lots of ups and downs, early season, late season, and just goofing around.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael on December 14, 2013
I have had these skis for two years and have not used them as much as I had hoped. I own some very hilly, heavily treed property and have used them there, so I have a feel for them in the woods, and I have also used them in open country. Though they are a bit heavy, they seem to be explosion proof. I have rammed trees and skidded along rocks, and they have not much to show for it in terms of chips and scrapes. They are fairly easy to maneuver on flat ground and will lay down a fine trail if you are bushwhacking for those behind you. My main complaint is that they do not climb well. I'm 5'8, 180 and have a hard time going up very much of an incline, and because they have a rounded edge, it's hard to scissor up a slope. I have ordered a set of Voile crampons and will see if I can get them to fit. I use a Fischer BCX 6 xc ski boot, which is just not stiff enough for these skis. All in all, I think they serve a fun purpose and with a bit more practice on my part, I hope to use them more often.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mary Beth Jaynes on May 12, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 140cm x 150mm Verified Purchase
I bought it to break trail and really like it takes some getting used to but great for spring time
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