Skinning to Bootpack Transition: Skis on Your Pack

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An essential skimo transition to get good so you can take the first position into the bootpack. The most important transition in skimo sprint races where 2 seconds can win or loose you a race.

Instructional video on how to attach your skis to your backpack fast. The transition usually takes between 7-10 seconds but it’s plenty of time to make mistakes.

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