Well, I'm in Kansas, and its flat. A little rolling, but mostly easy travel. I will be looking to do it close to home...I kind of feel a bit inspired to try the xx. More ground covered is what I am looking for. I'm active, like long day hikes, not sure about backpacking yet, you have to carry so much, which kills the miles covered. Anyways....

I think I'll try and rent both this winter, maybe hold off on buying. I guess I was a bit nervous about the amount of falling one does while learning to ski

Thanks for the advice, helpful

this forum has helped me a couple of times and I thank you all