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by phoenix
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 3.6 vs 4.1 drill bit
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: 3.6 vs 4.1 drill bit

All the above posts sound right to me. I'll simply offer a current summary and opinion, which echoes the previous post. I believe the 4.1 recommendation is due to the possibility that a 3.6 hole might result in the screw "crunching" the fiber, rather than cleanly threading the screw. Tua (...
by phoenix
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tua Wilderness
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Tua Wilderness

An excellent ski in it's class.
by phoenix
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Onion River Outdoors: the Phoenix Rises!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: Onion River Outdoors: the Phoenix Rises!!!

Good news. Hopefully they'll bring back their xc/xcd heritage as well.
by phoenix
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski Care
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Ski Care

Like fisheater says above. How you prefer to wax in-season; how you want your bases to perform, might influence your choice. And again, as mentioned above... a cheap thrift shop iron and a scraper are pretty much all that's required to have a basic hot-waxing set up. You might come to appreciate the...
by phoenix
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski Care
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Ski Care

Best is to iron on a generous coat of warm wax; don't scrape till next season. usually I'd just cover the edges with that coat too. I'd skip the F4, and save it for the specific conditions that call for it - it's a coating, it doesn't saturate the ptex, and isn't friendly to accepting your next wax ...
by phoenix
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Spring skiing voyaging... which ski to bring?
Replies: 50
Views: 4258

Re: Spring skiing voyaging... which ski to bring?

I'd most definitely bring skins.
by phoenix
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Voile Objective skis - what length?
Replies: 12
Views: 976

Re: Voile Objective skis - what length?

I'm 5'7", 130 lbs; camber works great for me, but I'm finding they feel pretty short. It is a very, very easy turning ski.
by phoenix
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Recommendations for replacing my Totally Pistes
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Recommendations for replacing my Totally Pistes

I don't know what's new that would have a similar feel. But...there's a pair of 174 Super Stinx on ebay right now ($99.95), and my guess is if you really like the Totally's, you'd be happy with the Super's. There's also a pair at freeheellife; they say 170's but tht ski was either a 167 or 174... K2...
by phoenix
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Re-drilling a ski and ski strength?
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Re-drilling a ski and ski strength?

Just a note: I wouldn't be as confident about multiple holes with foam core skis; we're talking wood core here.
by phoenix
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Re-drilling a ski and ski strength?
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Re-drilling a ski and ski strength?

Clearing existing holes by 1 cm. is the standard rule. If you plug the old holes with wooden plugs and epoxy, you lose little if any strength, and can drill closer, and sometimes overlap (not recommending it ffor your case, just sayin'). For peace of mind, give yourself at least a full cm. and you s...

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