The posts on the Peltonen Nanogrip skis say that they are a great 0 C ski BUT ski like they are waxed one color too cold in colder conditions.
I noticed the same thing. But then I realized the little used feature of the NIS plate – one can move the binding forward or backward.
- Since one can’t increase or change the location of the kick wax zone.
- Adjust the climbing zone.
- By moving the binding forward or backward of the balance point.
At -15 C I found that my kick needed to be spot on.
- Then I realized that since I was using NIS I could just move my binding forward for more grip.
- Grip problem solved
So at -20 C I just moved the NIS binding forward one click.
- Now I had solid grip.
I moved the NIS binding back to neutral when the weather got to -5 C to 0 C.
In Zero C conditions the nanogrip grip are great although they needed an anti icing spray at 5 C – the late spring rain etc.
- At my PSIA Level 1 at Lapland Lake in mid December.
- When we had the rain here in the Northeast late in the season. I am just south of Ithaca, NY.
If I get a pair of Atomic Skintec for 2014-15 I will add a NIS plate. Plus go with the longer medium instead of the shorter hard stiffness for my weight – advice from SkiPost.com e-mail newletter.
A Classic NIS plate has 5 clicks – 0 then plus minus 2
A Skate NIS plate has 7 clicks – 0 then plus minus 3