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by phoenix
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Low Stretch Laces
Replies: 16
Views: 3440

Re: Low Stretch Laces

Addendum to my post above, and the whole lacing issue: I've been having the same problem with them loosening on my Alaska's with the regular laces (it's been common on most of my boots, hiking included). I have tried a lacing pattern similar to what lowangle suggested, and that does help. The other ...
by phoenix
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Thinner 75mm boot soles?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Thinner 75mm boot soles?

Just measured mine: 16.07mm duckbill, Vibram sole. My excursions are a little over 18mm.
by phoenix
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Thinner 75mm boot soles?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Thinner 75mm boot soles?

My Alaska's are maybe 2 years old, I'll measure them when I'm home later... but I know they're thinner than an Excursion or T3, T4, etc sole.
by phoenix
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Favorite Ski Meets Favorite Binding
Replies: 17
Views: 459

Re: Favorite Ski Meets Favorite Binding

Al, are you talking about the original Riva, with the heel throw that's 90 degrees to the boot, or the Riva II, with the vertical heel throw? Nick- I was always aware of that possibility with the cable... now that I think about it, I did need to re-tighten the front binding screw a time or two. Neve...
by phoenix
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Favorite Ski Meets Favorite Binding
Replies: 17
Views: 459

Re: Favorite Ski Meets Favorite Binding

OK that's enough of a pause for suspense... what did you come up with?
by phoenix
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wax Question
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Wax Question

F4 is a glide "wax"... just a paste really... particularly for warmer and/or wetter snow. I wouldn't want to put skins over it. And I wouldn't use it in cold temps.
by phoenix
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Low Stretch Laces
Replies: 16
Views: 3440

Re: Low Stretch Laces

The link below brings you to a page with all the colors,lengths, and even widths, of flat nylon laces you might want. Check out the topics on the site, theres loads of interesting knots, well illustrated, that don't slip, as well as different lacing patterns for different fitting needs: https://www....
by phoenix
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele fail
Replies: 26
Views: 1700

Re: Tele fail

Lest my comment be misunderstood (further)... It was largely for humor, though I don't wear a helmet every time I go for a tour. That said, I DO wear one when the terrain warrants. Not naysaying them, at all. Very thankful to have one on when biking a time or two.
by phoenix
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: boot rocker?
Replies: 18
Views: 342

Re: boot rocker?

"Boot rocker is a liability when it comes to free-heel downhill skiing- exactly the reason why Voile risers have a backslope to them. BUT- when it comes to XC skiing on soft snow?" Can't say definitively, but I'd still rather do without the rocker, and probable dead spot that goes with it....
by phoenix
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Really New Skis
Replies: 16
Views: 473

Re: Really New Skis

"Whenever I do end up back East I look forward to hitting the places I skied 30 years ago, the Daks, the Whites and I'd like to check out some Vermont bc where previously I had only skied resorts" Al, I'm up in northern VT, near Jay Peak. Lived in the 'Daks for 20 years before moving to VT...

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