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by phoenix
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How narrow/light before I'll regret it?
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: How narrow/light before I'll regret it?

I'm a lightweight guy myself, and have both the Objective's and some (older) Wayback 88's. Like 'em both, a lot. From what you've described so far, guess I's suggest some Wayback's, 88 or 96, would fit the bill nicely. Voile Vector's would also be a very, very tempting option; haven't skied 'em, but...
by phoenix
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fisher europa 99 st
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Fisher europa 99 st

Don't know the specific year, but seem to remember those being common in the 80's, maybe early 90's... weren't that many edged skis to choose from in that era. Never skied 'em, but I'd say greatgt offers a a fair perspective. Fischers, particularly the older the model, tend to favor glide (xc perfor...
by phoenix
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Merrell Flash
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Merrell Flash

The Fusion series were much overlooked, and underrated. A lot more stability and torsional rigidity than one would think, looking at the leather. I don't recall any issues with durability with 'em. I used to work winters at Cascade XC Center in Lake Placid; we mostly rented in track gear, but had so...
by phoenix
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: XC touring gear for Ontario/Quebec and the North east
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: XC touring gear for Ontario/Quebec and the North east

I think that your Eon set up should be fine for the lightish BC touring in Ontario/Quebec/VT/NH. I haven't heard of the X-Adventures having issues, but in any case if they don't feel comfortable, it will ruin your experience. The Rottefella system is not any better, and you'd need to try some boots ...
by phoenix
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Im a New Yorker, should I get an indy pass during covid times?
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: Im a New Yorker, should I get an indy pass during covid times?

I'll offer my take on it, as one who lives in Vermont, and listening to the ski policy updates on public radio the last few days: First, I just did a quick search about the Indy pass... I didn't find a clear and comprehensive list of areas include, but I do see a handful of VT areas, including Jay P...
by phoenix
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: help me find a 3-pin 75mm boot that won't explode here in the hills
Replies: 37
Views: 2344

Re: help me find a 3-pin 75mm boot that won't explode here in the hills

Those Crispi Fjellski's look nice, but it'd probably take some miles to break 'em in to a comfortable touring boot. The Rifugio's might be better touring material, but that height doesn't work for me... feels awkward at the ankle and shin. FWIW, I have a couple/few seasons on my Alaska 75's, and no ...
by phoenix
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alaska insoles
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: Alaska insoles

I took mine out, but as I recall they were so snug it seemed they were fixed in.
by phoenix
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scarpa T1 mounting mark on boot sole
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

Re: Scarpa T1 mounting mark on boot sole

Bauerb, you are sort of correct about the balance point mount... but it's the pin line (or bar line for NNN) that goes on the balance point on XC skis, rather than the front screw.
by phoenix
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scarpa T1 mounting mark on boot sole
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

Re: Scarpa T1 mounting mark on boot sole

"to me it seems that the bellows would be more important to mark on a tele boot than the midsole" Correct. A tele rig does not exert the same force and pressure as an alpine rig. Long story short (I've written long posts regarding this in archived threads), I firmly believe that you would be much be...