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by martin2007
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New Telemarker
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: New Telemarker

The visit's over, Cam's flown home to his own place. We had 5 days together, the first was hiking a snowshoe trail up in Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park, and the other days were spent tele-ing at the ski resort. I was amazed at how each new day saw him developing more skills and more confidence. He was skiing ...
by martin2007
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: North Country Scenic Trail
Replies: 18
Views: 414

Re: North Country Scenic Trail

I'm impressed. Someone who talks skiing AND does it, too! Even when the conditions aren't stellar. It all looks and sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing!
by martin2007
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Time for some ski making
Replies: 25
Views: 401

Re: Time for some ski making

Great project idea! If you're working with wood don't believe the puritanical stern-faced killjoys who say that looks don't count, "they're only superficial, it's what's on the inside that counts". BS! Of course looks matter! It's wood! Make 'em pretty!
by martin2007
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Point a newbie in the right direction for telemark skiing
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Point a newbie in the right direction for telemark skiing

If you happen to be of a thrifty nature, tele could prove to be an excellent fit. Tele has consignment stores, basements, yard sales, experimentation, DIY, fun, fascination and foolishness written all over it. One small step for man...those Germina skis in the photo could be borrowed and you could l...
by martin2007
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Touring speed comparison of skinny dbl camber vs. fat fishscaled ski
Replies: 32
Views: 873

Re: Touring speed comparison of skinny dbl camber vs. fat fishscaled ski

Man, Al, I wouldn't have thought of that, two different poles. That's thinking out of the box. I was joking with a ski tech a few days ago about skiing in mismatched boots as I was getting heel pieces moved backwards and wanted to accommodate two different boot sets. Mismatched poles. I'll give it s...
by martin2007
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New Telemarker
Replies: 8
Views: 235

New Telemarker

So happy! My oldest son, 22, came out here for a short visit and was willing to give tele a try. His younger brother has been doing it for as long as I have, i.e. 4 years, but Cam hasn't done much skiing, a little alpine, a little xc when he was in his mid-teens. He decided to come out of his comfor...
by martin2007
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Touring speed comparison of skinny dbl camber vs. fat fishscaled ski
Replies: 32
Views: 873

Re: Touring speed comparison of skinny dbl camber vs. fat fishscaled ski

Hear, hear! I've a soft spot for vintage equipment in both summer and winter passions. I've a ridiculous quiver of poles that have stabbed their way into my basement and inevitably, after sitting for a few years in the rafters, get noticed, and get taken out for a ride or three. Amongst my current f...
by martin2007
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Waxless Scale Patterns- What's your favourite Flavor?
Replies: 19
Views: 975

Re: Waxless Scale Patterns- What's your favourite Flavor?

I haven't tasted enough waxless to have "favourites", but gave my S-Bound 98's a shot yesterday on the Fraser River Headwaters Trail up in Berthoud Pass near Winter Park, CO. Presidents' day weekend ski traffic was intense, and there was fresh pow, so after 2 hrs. of line-ups and weekender...
by martin2007
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: UK Army Exercise Telemark Titan 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: UK Army Exercise Telemark Titan 2018

This program sounds fantastic. And reasonably priced, too. Thanks for sharing. Back in the 90's I took a UCPA summertime "randonnée" course up in that area, Parc de la Vanoise. Beautiful country!

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