Bootpack to Skiing Transition: Skis off Your Pack

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A combination of two transitions – skis back on your feet and then taking skins off. Learn how to do a “boot-pack to skiing” transition in less than 30 seconds.

This video shows a fast and an instructional version of this transition so you can easily learn. Being one of the more complex skimo racing transitions so if performed efficiently you can gain lots of time on your competition. This specific transition requires you to not only take your skis off your backpack and put them on your feet but also removing your skins in the process.

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