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by woodchuck
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Olympic Snowboarding
Replies: 23
Views: 313

Re: Olympic Snowboarding

Actually this mask is much more disturbing. https://pre00.deviantart.net/2756/th/pre/i/2012/100/7/d/hello_kitty_mask_by_kitten_red-d4vni32.jpg THAT'LL def make Mom's pull their children away from you. Especially if you do the Hannibal Lecter thing. This would be effective too: http://randommization...
by woodchuck
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Olympic Snowboarding
Replies: 23
Views: 313

Re: Olympic Snowboarding

Harris wrote:No way man, I'm pure Barry Manilow.


That has to be one of the least likely sentences ever constructed in the English language.
by woodchuck
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: Sold: BD Havoc 175s / G3s
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Sold: BD Havoc 175s / G3s

Description of ski here https://www.evo.com/outlet/skis/black-diamond-havoc-2009 Well used but no issues, bases & bindings in decent shape. Red cartidges on G3s at the moment. Green (extra stiff "World Cup") cartridges available. $125 or swap for waxless XCD or powder oriented ski. BD ...
by woodchuck
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How does one deal with deep, wet, sticky snow?
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: How does one deal with deep, wet, sticky snow?

Thanks Harris, that's a helluva lesson. No scales on these skis (BD Havocs), but thanks Fisheater. I haven't been brushing the wax out of the structure. I'm certain there's too much wax on the base. Both trouble days involved new snow with a lot of water, temps just above freezing, incredibly cohesi...
by woodchuck
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How does one deal with deep, wet, sticky snow?
Replies: 5
Views: 212

How does one deal with deep, wet, sticky snow?

Twice now I have been completely defeated in deep wet (fresh poured cement) snow. Skinning was pretty miserable and downhill was worse. I've seen others ski this stuff, so it's obviously possible. Both times I was on 88 under foot skis... maybe that was mistake #1. I didn't do any special base prep....
by woodchuck
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: I hate my bindings
Replies: 27
Views: 830

Re: I hate my bindings

Skied my latest Craig's List score last night... 174(ish) Super Stinx with G3 Targa T9s, these are wedge equipped. Wedges help on the downhill for sure, add noticeable boot flex on the uphill (annoying). I like the Super Stinx. Very confidence inspiring, easy to control. At some point, I need tourin...
by woodchuck
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: I hate my bindings
Replies: 27
Views: 830

Re: I hate my bindings

So I tried Paul Parker's free heel parallel technique tonight. Weight the uphill edge of the uphill ski, then roll onto the downhill edges and carve your way into the fall line and beyond. What a light bulb moment. That just works. I still don't like my bindings very much, but I guess I can live wit...
by woodchuck
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: I hate my bindings
Replies: 27
Views: 830

Re: I hate my bindings

Rodbelan wrote:With an under-the-boot cable bindings, it is less of a problem. When I use my T2x (lots of rocker) I prefer that later kind of binding.


I'd wondered about this. Thanks for confirming that thought.
by woodchuck
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: I hate my bindings
Replies: 27
Views: 830

Re: I hate my bindings

I've got three pair of skis now with G3 targas (Craig's List addiction). Two of these are mounted without wedges. The latest set, which I have not skied yet, have wedges. I am going to try these later this week... if that solves the problem, well, I know what to do. I'm plenty big enough (180) to se...
by woodchuck
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: I hate my bindings
Replies: 27
Views: 830

Re: I hate my bindings

Paul Parker alludes to this edge catching issue in his chapter on alpine turns, so I am obviously not the first to discover this. He suggests a different, smoother, approach to the alpine turn wherein one weights the uphill edge of the uphill ski firmly, then switch edges, let the skis come through ...

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