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by phoenix
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpina vs Scarpa boot size
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Alpina vs Scarpa boot size

I wear a size 42 Alaska (75mm), and have always worn a 26.5/27 T2, or T1. My foot measure's a 9.5 US.
by phoenix
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: KARHU XCD GT
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: KARHU XCD GT

Hope you find a pair Paul, I sure like my trusty old 90's vintage pair, and ski them often. Rare "Merrell" graphics - from that period of a year or two when Karhu/Trak/Merrell would variously appear on the topsheets. Often with another graphic of the three underneath the more recent paint ...
by phoenix
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: skis for making miles
Replies: 33
Views: 2125

Re: skis for making miles

Lots of ways to gear up for such trips; for me, I'd take my Objective BC's and a solid 75mm leather boot, paired with a 3 pin binding. I like having a little width underfoot when skiing with a full pack, the grip and glide are excellent in spring snow, and the set up is light. Haven't skied any of t...
by phoenix
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Summer storage
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Summer storage

For storage, I like a good coat of a warm temp, or base prep wax, even if it's a ski I grip wax in season. It's easy to scrape and brush the bases clean before season, and then cork in, or hot wax, polar for the winter, if desired. I also often leave the tips and tails glide waxed in season; again, ...
by phoenix
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister
Replies: 59
Views: 4852

Re: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister

" I am actually considering a klister-specific ski in my quiver..." This is pretty much what I do. Narrows it down to a quiver of one beater ski, but it's OK for my backwoods tours and turns. Use skins and a better ski if it's a more substantial outing.I don't much mind cleaning klister on...
by phoenix
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Edge angles and ski shop techs
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Re: Edge angles and ski shop techs

"The only thing I let a ski shop do to my skis is a base grind, and that is only because I don't have the machine to do it myself" Pretty much what I do. I always make sure to ask what structure they're using; I like kind of a medium, all purpose structure, since I only have it done once e...
by phoenix
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...
Replies: 16
Views: 1324

Re: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...

Money well spent for a good fitting leather boot of that quality. Looks like the "Ultra's". I've always liked that boot, but the fit wasn't quite there for me.
by phoenix
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: T2 liners - can these be heated?
Replies: 14
Views: 1005

Re: T2 liners - can these be heated?

It's a little hard to identify those insoles from the pics, but they certainly appear to be a basic stock issue type, which is likely all foam and offers no real support or stability. Something like the Superfeet, or SOLE footbeds (my current preference, after years of Superfeet) are good examples o...
by phoenix
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New skis, new bindings, or new technique?
Replies: 21
Views: 1404

Re: New skis, new bindings, or new technique?

I'm in agreement with LoFi, again... I think a soft plastic boot will afford you noticeably better performance with the Kom's. Nils expressed a similar opinion when I was talking to him about the Kom's: if I recall he may have mentioned that on the website. I'd say a good double leather boot might a...
by phoenix
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpina Alaska Boots in very cold weather
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: Alpina Alaska Boots in very cold weather

I have the Alaska 75's; I have worn them down to around 0F, or a few degrees below. I think my toes were a bit chilled at those temps, but my feet were not fully cold. My feet and hands get cold easily; I consider them warm for a single boot. I have not skied them at -20F, and we each have our own t...

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