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by hrishi
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Onion River Sports closing...
Replies: 28
Views: 1203

Re: Onion River Sports closing...

EDIT: I mistook this for ORS Cross Country Skis Direct! Newbie :oops: I am very new to skiing, but I really got a lot out of their youtube videos comparing different backcountry gear. The Q and As on their website were also super helpful as they also mentioned the rationale for recommending a partic...
by hrishi
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Snow or none?
Replies: 17
Views: 1626

Re: Snow or none?

Harris wrote:So what is the consensus? Are we in for an El Nino or La Nina?


As of now, a La Nina
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/a ... disc.shtml
by hrishi
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 28
Views: 5478

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

Folks! I scored a deal on a pair of barely used Atomic Rainiers in 192cm with Voile 3-pin cable bindings (which literally look as though they have never been used!). The Rainiers have same tip and tail widths as the Excursion 88s, but a narrower waist. I'm guessing they will be more turny than E-88s...
by hrishi
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 28
Views: 5478

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

Thanks for the input, folks. @satsuma Mostly, I want to comment on #1--your wife, at 92 lbs, is at the very weight end of adult skis. She will marginally be able to compress the camber to go uphill on skis with a wide weight range (ie the Fischers). A shorter ski with a narrower weight range might b...
by hrishi
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 28
Views: 5478

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

Hi folks, its me again, and hope you had a great summer. So I got a great deal on an used Fischer S-bound 88 in NNN-BC, and ended up getting it for gentler hills (decided to postpone on wider XCDs until my wife and I become proficient in the XC) and winter camping. The ski is 169 cm in length. Now, ...
by hrishi
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 28
Views: 5478

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

Cool. I'll get in touch with the Altai Skis team.
Thanks for the discussion, folks!
by hrishi
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 28
Views: 5478

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

ilcliffy, your perspective has been very helpful. I have 4 growing children at home so I am always looking for those kinds of deals on boots. Then you would have absolutely liked this shop in Boulder - 'Play It Again'. It has so many used-but-good boots, including several pairs of Excursions, at rea...
by hrishi
Wed May 24, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 28
Views: 5478

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

Great to hear that you ski and adventure with your wife. I do too- we are somewhat bound to our local hills and ravines in the short-term- but we used to make regular backcountry trips to the mtns- looking forward to it again when our children are a bit older! Thanks. Since moving in Boulder, I fel...
by hrishi
Fri May 19, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 28
Views: 5478

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

I agree, Cannatonic. I have absolutely no intention of skiing down those 45+deg climbs, but rather mellower sloped ridges such as this (the very same from last weekend, ~3000ft descent in ~ 3 miles): https://www.instagram.com/p/BPT2m2OgdRE/ Yeah, Neptune's rental is great as they rent stuff that is ...
by hrishi
Thu May 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 28
Views: 5478

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

Thanks Satsuma for your comment. I am okay with no advantage (in terms of speed) while traversing or uphill. I hope there would be some advantage in energy saved for not having to lift every step. The downhill advantage is what I am after as due to it I can save significant time and hopefully do lon...

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