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by martin2007
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Snow Blades?
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Snow Blades?

Thanks for replying. The snow blades/ski shoes concept is a way to get my wife out on "skis". She's has a life-long fear of skiing down hills, but is quite happy and secure on snowshoes. She likes x-country kick and gliding on the flats, but going down hills is traumatic and absolutely no ...
by martin2007
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Snow Blades?
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Snow Blades?

I came across some of super-short "snow blades" for sale, used, and wondered if they have any potential as BC ski-shoes. I've seen people skiing on them at resorts, and wasn't motivated in the least in that setting, but maybe in another setting...Has anyone here ever tried mounting a free-...
by martin2007
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Homemade BC
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Homemade BC

Snow Blades??? Anybody do any BC mods on anything marketed as snow blades? Some used ones for sale cheap and I started wondering about the short ski-shoe concept with or without permanent skins and a Voile Mountaineer mounted on top. I'll start a thread...
by martin2007
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer Sbound 112 ?
Replies: 26
Views: 564

Re: Fischer Sbound 112 ?

Consider 179's. I'm your size and my s-Bound 98's at 169cm are shortish. I believe I'd get better Glide out of 179's.
by martin2007
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: Rakhus Arkus Scarpos Esolo double leather boots and skeez ...
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Rakhus Arkus Scarpos Esolo double leather boots and skeez ...

Those Arkos doubles are the same as mine, right down to the purple laces. I love 'em.
by martin2007
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Some feedback on this combination...
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Some feedback on this combination...

I'm surprised at the XCD GT dimensions. I have a 90's-era pair and they're much slimmer. I'd have thought more like 68 mm at the shovel. At 190 lbs. plus 15 lb. pack you might want longer skis as mine are 190 cm and I'm 150 lbs. It will be a kick and glide BC set-up. I ski mine on Arkos leathers and...
by martin2007
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Voile 3-Pin Hardwire Binding
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Voile 3-Pin Hardwire Binding

I've experience with both, but more with the simple cable version. As mentioned elsewhere, the cable version is the Mountaineer with brackets to accept a cable, and a cable which can be attached or left in one's car or backpack. I've used my cables a lot at lift-served resorts on 90's-era alpine ski...
by martin2007
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Lake Huron 43 30N the Levithon and the Ho that Came to Dinner
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Lake Huron 43 30N the Levithon and the Ho that Came to Dinner

Nice fish! We're enjoying some warm weather here in SW Ontario, warm enough to get me out on a local reservoir 3 days running. Ice-out in Algonquin Park this year is going to be very late. Good start to your paddling/fishing season, fisheater!
by martin2007
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alico Nordic March sizing
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: Alico Nordic March sizing

I wore my brand new pair today around the house and outside for a short walk. They are going to require a big effort and patience to break in. Mine are UK 9. I usually wear US 9.5-10. The Ski Marches are big. "Voluminous" as someone else wrote here.
by martin2007
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Recommendations for replacing my Totally Pistes
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Recommendations for replacing my Totally Pistes

Sorry, I haven't got any strong convictions re: recommendations. I really like my Salomon Q-90's in powder, but you could probably do better for hard pack. My Q-90's are already 3-4 years old. Salomon updated them to "Q-92's" with some mods since my version. "Soul 7's" were extre...

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