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by 12gaugesage
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes USGI review
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Asnes USGI review

Cool, I've been so curious about the milsurp ski's, I just ordered the Karhu version with the 87mm shovel, are yours the 87mm tip or the narrower ones? I know there's a few variants out there. I figured they have to be decent, and the full wrap metal edge would seem bomber. Sounds like they perform ...
by 12gaugesage
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: and now....the rain
Replies: 23
Views: 717

Re: and now....the rain

Yeah, 2 feet of snow gone in 2 days here in NH. Oh well,l we always get a January raw anyway, then most of our snow comes after. Had some great early season xc/bc skiing, now it's gonna be studded fatbike season till the next dump. Sucks I just got bindings on my S112's, went out last night in the r...
by 12gaugesage
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Altai Skis Hok Review
Replies: 47
Views: 14372

Re: Altai Skis Hok Review

I started on the 125's, went to 145's, for more fore/aft stability. Ive used them with the uni bindings, nnnbc, and now finally 75mm/T4's to try and get a little more DH ability. While I am pretty blown away with the control of the T4, I find myself now going for steeper. longer descents, and again...
by 12gaugesage
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?
Replies: 28
Views: 5763

Re: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?

Mr. Sage. where did you get those E-78's? That is a better price than I can find online. and I have not seen any left at 189 cm. I am tying to avoid GAS (gear acquisition syndrome), but hanging out here avoiding GAS is like trying to avoid gambling in a casino. Funny thing, I had a buddy get marrie...
by 12gaugesage
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?
Replies: 28
Views: 5763

Re: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?

I am afraid you've caught the disease- the XCD-performance-obsessed disease! The reason you are ho-hum about the T-78 is because it is a "jack-of-all-trades" compromise class of skis. For those that are less performance obsessed, a ski in the class of the T-78 is the perfect ski because i...
by 12gaugesage
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?
Replies: 28
Views: 5763

Re: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?

Got a few sessions in on the 78's. Went out last Saturday, around 14" of wet snow, low angle terrain. Did about 10 miles, out and back, breaking trail on the way out was a chore in that heavy snow, quads were feeling it on Sunday. Definitely could use more float, but they were better than the S...
by 12gaugesage
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?
Replies: 28
Views: 5763

Re: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?

The 78 will certainly get you started. I enjoyed many years on mine. FWIW The 98's are an "up-and-down" ski in this class of ski , as a nordic BC ski optimized for K&G... you're going to find that the KOMs/Objectives, etc or other true up-down skis with less camber and smoother/softer...
by 12gaugesage
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?
Replies: 28
Views: 5763

Re: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?

So I took a chance and pulled the trigger on the Traverse 78's. $240. No 88's available locally or online at least in 189. I am curious about the Eon, but looks like we have about a foot coming this weekend and I want to go play in it. Comparing it to the Spider 62 its noticeably more ski, so I went...
by 12gaugesage
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?
Replies: 28
Views: 5763

Re: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?

Thanks for the response, it helps a lot. I have been very curious about a 1:1 comparison to the Hoks. What size Koms are you on? I am drawn to them because they are very much an elongated Hok, with a waxless base. Probably a great play ski for the rolling backwoods terrain and up and down fun runs ...
by 12gaugesage
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?
Replies: 28
Views: 5763

Re: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?

Woodserson wrote:88s and 98s tour very similar.

How much do you weigh?


6'1", around 210lbs.

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