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With the evolution from aluminum-shaft rollerskis to composite laminates (think a combination of wood, sometimes a honeycomb matrix and layers of fiberglass/carbon fiber) manufacturers have built rollerskis with “flex”. A skate rollerski’s flex pattern is part of the design process to better mimic that ubiquitous “on-snow feel” nearly all rollerki manufacturers claim and few master.   For the purposes of this review, “on-snow feel” for rollerskis will be defined as the following: smooth, relative vibration-free...

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In our most recent gear review, the Hjul skate rollerski proved to be a perfect combo of value and smooth vibration-dampening characteristics. This review covers that rollerski’s sibling: the Hjul classic rollerski. First some nordic-skiing yin and yang. It’s good to remember that skating was once considered apostasy by some classic skiing purists. And for good measure, some skate skiers lament the tedium of “nailing the wax” and the front end prep classic skiing often...

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(Correction: This review has been updated to reflect that Hjul rollerskis are sourced and manufactured in China, as explained to FasterSkier by importer Pioneer Midwest.) This rollerski review has as much to do about perception as it does about the more-than-solid value discovered in the Hjul skate rollerski. Pioneer Midwest, an advertiser on FasterSkier, imports Hjul from China, with ski-fit expert Matt Liebsch working to ensure proper specs, and sells the product here in the...