Åsnes Backcountry/Fjellski LINE SVERDRUP
All-round ski for use in the backcountry and varied terrain.
Line Sverdrup BC is perhaps one the most versatile Nordic BC skis, for use in the backcountry, in our range. This ski has a more prominent camber and wax-pocket than most of our other all-around bc skis, good sidecut, and modern technology. The modern shape with taper and rocker tip lifts the ski easily out of the snow, meaning that the ski does not hook so easily and makes it easier to set up the turn compared to more traditional designed skis. This also means that you get a ski that handles most terrain and is experienced more playful and forgiving when conditions are demanding.
Line Sverdrup BC has a good amount of camber, and a prominent wax pocket, that makes the ski suitable for slightly longer trips, and perhaps especially in varying and hilly terrain. The effective camber and stiffness make for a ski that will be fairly XC effective, and the forgiving tips and the sidecuts also give the ski a good amount of playfulness. All in all, a very good compromise for an all-around nordic bc ski. This is simply a modern twist on a good classic mountain ski, which will suit most mountain lovers!
Åsnes Line Sverdrup Backcountry/Fjellski:
-Sidecut: 78-55-69 mm
-Steel Edge Complete
-Material: Woodcore with Air Channels
-Lengths: 170, 175, 180, 185, 190 cm
-Weight: 1.920 g/ Pair
adequate Short Skin:
Asnes X Skin Nylon 30 mm # AS541000
Asnes X Skin Mohair 30 mm #AS541003
Asnes X-Skin Mohair RACE 40 mm #AS541006
Asnes X-Skin Mohair 45 mm # AS541004
Asnes X-Skin Nylon 45 mm # AS541001
Asnes X-Skin 40 mm RACE # AS541006
Colltex Longskin Mohair 2100/45 #AS541216
Ski without binding!
Line Victoria Sverdrup is a city girl who has chosen to live out her outdoor dream. As a direct descendant and relative of polar explorer Otto Sverdrup (1854 -1930) Line Victoria has a heart full of adventure, love for polar dogs and Norwegian nature. As her early relative, Otto Sverdrup, Line Victoria fell in love with nature early on when she was pulled as a child the sled behind the family’s three Greenland dogs at the cabin in Valdres. And since then dogs, dog sledding, hunting, and the outdoors have been a big part of her life. For Line Victoria, the A4-life has never been particularly inviting. The career pursuit and focus you often find in the city and in the ”finer” parts of Oslo Oslo did not appeal. Line Victoria has many passions. Everything from hunting and fishing to dog sledding and hiking. In addition, she works as a freelance journalist. Line Victoria is also very concerned with nature
conservation. Her goal with sharing the outdoor-life on social media is to get as many people as possible to appreciate the outdoors more, live on/of less, and experience more. She believes that the best way to get people to understand how important nature and wildlife are to the earth is to show them. We are proud to have Line Victoria in our small family here in Åsnes, and we look forward to following her further and are enthusiastic that a new generation of adventurers can spread the adventurous spirit and joy for the outdoors like Otto Sverdrup once stood for.
ASNES 90 YEARS OF SKI MANUFACTURING
For 90 years Åsnes has manufactured robust mountain skis for touring and expeditions. The history of Åsnes began in 1910 when the oldest brother in the Åsnes family received a job position at the Hagen Ski factory in Christiania (present day Oslo). Here, he learned the art of crafting skis, and by 1913 four of the six Åsnes brothers worked for the Hagen Ski factory. In 1922, two of the brothers traveled back home to Straumsnes and started manufacturing skis in a traditional « sperrestova» barn on the farm. Within about a year all of the four brothers working for the Hagen Ski factory moved back home to Straumsnes to manufacture their own skis. In the beginning the brothers didn’t have much funds but they had the motivation and a strong work ethic. They received their lumber from the other side of the fjord and paid for it with fish. On the way over to purchase the lumber they would spend their time fishing in the fjord. They rowed the lumber back to Straumsnes, and out of these pieces of lumber came the most amazing skis the west coast of Norway had ever seen. Åsnes has a long and rich history based upon hard work and true grit. The Åsnes family built their first factory in 1933 and in 1937 the brothers company, Åsnes Ski AS, received their first order from the military of defense. In 1948 the factory burned down, with the help of family and friends a new factory was raised within two years. The new factory was three stories tall and had a total of 500 square meters of floor space. The factory was expanded several times over the following years and at its largest had a floor space of over 2500 square meters. Åsnes had one of its peak years in 1977, they manufactured 137,000 pairs of skis at the Straumsnes factory. There were rough times during the following years at the Straumsnes factory. In 1985 Åsnes had a comeback with the increasingly trendy Telemark Ski. The skin lock system was released in 2003 and within the past few years has once again given Åsnes a strong position back in the ski market.