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Depending on where you live, rollerskis may seem like a distant memory, retired to a storage closet not to be looked at again until next May. For others, sliding on snow might not be the agenda for another month. Perhaps you are foregoing Thanksgiving travel to snow this year due to the pandemic, or you are an urban-dwelling weekend warrior whose usual routine of traveling regularly to snow has come to a halt. Regardless of...

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Let’s go niche for a second as this will be a recurring theme of this rollerski review. It’s not exactly the dark web, but Rundle Sport Velox Skate Long rollerski. (Rundle Sport is an advertiser on FasterSkier.) As the name suggests, the Velox model comes in two varieties. The standard Velox model, not reviewed here, is no outlier when it comes to length. It sits in the “normal” range of what we think of as...

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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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(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. ski-fit expert Matt Liebsch working to ensure proper specs, and sells the product here in the U.S. Pioneer Midwest sent along this rollerski for review.  Let’s get...