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by phoenix
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for Wax Selection Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 696

Re: Looking for Wax Selection Advice

" Seems like fluoro has the biggest benefit around 0 F, or with higher humidity " Flouro's come into their own on wet snow, or old and dirtier snow, in general. I've never tried Vaughti waxes, but they're probably just fine. You might find it takes a bit to get dialed in to their performance for a g...
by phoenix
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: So... I might have screwed up my binding mount a bit
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: So... I might have screwed up my binding mount a bit

Alignment doesn't look too bad in the pics; though you might show how it looks with the boot mounted (see where the heel ends up). Might be worth giving it a try as is. If you decide to straighten it, whether now or later, I see two options: you can remount both bindings either 1cm (or more) forward...
by phoenix
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski Length Dilemma
Replies: 49
Views: 1553

Re: Ski Length Dilemma

Getting the right camber is quite important, but height does need consideration as well. The "old" standard of ski tip to wrist is no longer a good indicator. I relate to your situation in that I'm a skinny guy for my height, but an experienced skier who grew up on long skis. Over the years (and dec...
by phoenix
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Thoughts on good gloves? Leather? Flylow?
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: Thoughts on good gloves? Leather? Flylow?

https://www.freethepowder.com/collections/gloves/products/rx3-p These look better to me than the Flylow's, which I think are basically a re-branded Kinko. My hands get cold easy too, and I've been looking a lot for a mitt or lobster mitt for next season... I'll go with this outfit, either lobster or...
by phoenix
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Voile Objectivés and 75 mm bindings
Replies: 18
Views: 1270

Re: Voile Objectivés and 75 mm bindings

Personally, I prefer a straight 75mm three pin on the Objectives. Good with leather or plastic; versatile and capable, simple and light.
by phoenix
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: WTB K2 waybacks
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: WTB K2 waybacks

Hi Scott, I've got a pair of K2 Shuksans, 167's, that I think would work really well for you. I've been skiing K2's for around 20 years, and have had the Super's, Work Stinx, Piste Stinx, and currently Waybacks. The Shuksan's will feel familiar to you right off the bat; they're very similar to the S...
by phoenix
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: "Stupid" Waxing Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1874

Re: "Stupid" Waxing Question

Whether it's a positive or negative fishscale pattern will affect how you might go about it... know which it is? What brand ski?
by phoenix
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Import Duty from EU to USA?
Replies: 8
Views: 1239

Re: Import Duty from EU to USA?

I just bought a tent from Finland; price was $579, I paid around $620 including shipping. If there was an import fee, it was minimal. Took 3 or 4 days to get her, by contrast it took more than 3 weeks to get an envelope mailed from california to VT.
by phoenix
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wooden skis from the skies
Replies: 30
Views: 3637

Re: Wooden skis from the skies

That ski and binding look like what I grew up skiing as a child in the late 50's, early 60's. First skis I remember were Northlands; blue painted top, same binding style but wit a slightly different toepiece. Can't quite remember if mine had a wood base. Full edges, segmented and screwed in, as has ...
by phoenix
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: WTB Work Stinx Part. II
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: WTB Work Stinx Part. II

Skied a pair of those for several years, 'prolly 2006 vintage ... grey with race car rally flags cosmetics.Very versatile and reliable ski. Sold them to get a pair of Waybacks; the next incarnation of the Work's. Got 'em used, they're a few years old. Same dimensions, but lighter, which is perfect f...