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cross-country skiclick to hear

Long board designed to glide over a snow-covered surface; light and narrow, it has a relatively pronounced camber between the shovel and the tail.
cross-country ski heelplate toepiece toe binding shovel tail ski tip

heelplate click to hear

Back part of the binding; it has notches that fit into the sole of the boot to prevent the foot from twisting to the side.

toepiece click to hear

Mechanism used to block the front end of the boot.

toe binding click to hear

Binding with a mechanism that locks only the front of the boot.

shovel click to hear

Front end of the ski; its upward curve cuts through snow and helps to avoid catching an edge.

tail click to hear

Back end of the ski.

ski tip click to hear

Rounded end of the shovel.