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by woodchuck
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Altai Skis Hok Review
Replies: 41
Views: 12922

Re: Altai Skis Hok Review

Altai says "Do not hot wax the skin". What could go wrong?! I think that Altai's warning against hot-waxing the skin is because of potential effects on the adhesives attaching the skin permanently to the ski base... Hot-waxing a removable skin is obviously fine. You are brave to hot wax t...
by woodchuck
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Altai Kom skis
Replies: 144
Views: 31021

Re: Altai Kom skis

The Cog is on my todo list.

Those Koms look like a lot of fun. They might get on my todo list too.
by woodchuck
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Confessions of a Frustrated Boot Buyer
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Re: Confessions of a Frustrated Boot Buyer

Thanks for replies... $50 for off the shelf insoles... bloody hell. I'm working way too cheap.
by woodchuck
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Confessions of a Frustrated Boot Buyer
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Re: Confessions of a Frustrated Boot Buyer

The footbed issue would not be nearly so aggravating if I could figure out what to buy (at a quasi-reasonable price).

I have a very normal, medium width, medium arch foot. Can anyone make a recommendation?
by woodchuck
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Confessions of a Frustrated Boot Buyer
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Confessions of a Frustrated Boot Buyer

Chapter 1573... a beginner's view. The Excursion and T4 are often mentioned in same sentence as though they are similar. They aren't. The Excursion is "modeless" (it has no "ski" mode), much softer fore/aft, feels like a bedroom slipper compared to the T4. In ski mode, the T4 fee...
by woodchuck
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Altai Skis Hok Review
Replies: 41
Views: 12922

Re: Altai Skis Hok Review

After discovering that my $3 silicone skin treatment only lasts an hour or so, I decided to try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrvB8pcrY7o Altai says "Do not hot wax the skin". What could go wrong?! Anyway, I hot waxed the skin as in the video and I not only lived to tell about it, ...
by woodchuck
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: K&G with G3 Targa... feasible? Binding location?
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Re: K&G with G3 Targa... feasible? Binding location?

More info: the problem occurred during an attempt to break trail in 18" of freshly fallen powder, blizzard still in progress (hey, I was bored). So I swapped out for the Hoks, and they did fine in those challenging conditions. Just now, I gave another try: the snow has been on the ground 3 days...
by woodchuck
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: K&G with G3 Targa... feasible? Binding location?
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

K&G with G3 Targa... feasible? Binding location?

I picked up a set of 2009 BD Havocs mounted with G3 targas on Craigs List. "pins" on the balance point. These skis seem like they'll be fun on piste, and I plan to use them for lift served skill building (as soon as I work out an unrelated issue with boots). I'd also like to use them for B...
by woodchuck
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Altai Skis Hok Review
Replies: 41
Views: 12922

Re: Altai Skis Hok Review

A little more experience with the Hoks now in varying conditions... I am having a blast with them. They are fun in the same way that my fat bike is fun. They tackle terrain that's just hard with higher performance gear and they get you places that you otherwise would not go. I love the forward bindi...

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