I am an experienced downhill skier but have limited cross country experience with aspiring but mediocre ability. My cross country skiing is mixed off trail foothills and flats with Madshu 195 Epochs(99-68-78 soft single camber, previously Karhu 10th mtn), voile cable bindings, and Alaska Alpina 75mm 3 pin boots. This set-up works well enough in softer conditions...as much as my skill allows. The only trails are snowmachine tracks, or my own, certainly nothing groomed.
I am thinking of possibly waxable Fischer E99 skis (66-54-61)in 210 for other "glide and cruiser" off trail conditions, same as above but harder snow, where the double camber would be more efficient and faster. I would like to use the same 75mm 3 pin boot and binding also. Dang, one set up of anything just never handles everything!! Any advise on this second set-up is welcome.
I would also appreciate your thoughts on the E99 on really hard, ice, packed concrete type snow because the Epochs are very difficult in these conditions(tough to get an edge to bite) and don't want skate skis at this time.
Thanks for any info.