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by 12gaugesage
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Altai Skis Hok Review
Replies: 38
Views: 11987

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: 4922

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: 4922

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: 4922

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: 4922

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: 4922

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: 4922

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: 4922

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.
by 12gaugesage
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?
Replies: 28
Views: 4922

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

Damn, S112's for $240, and S98's and Traverse 78's available at 25% off, all locally. I must have imagined the 88's. Im so tempted, I hate this. I question the float of the 78's, leery of the 98's for touring efficiency, and the 112's at 190cm are longer than Id like for a woods "play" ski...
by 12gaugesage
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?
Replies: 28
Views: 4922

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

I have guide/annums and Koms. I also just had a fun day with a group of four guys who all had the hoks, and while I was on the Koms, I got to observe and try the hoks. It was funny to see how much the choice of ski/skoe determined the terrain they sought out. The hok climbs like crazy so their line...

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