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by hrishi
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skiing down narrow, steep, switchbacky hiking trails
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Skiing down narrow, steep, switchbacky hiking trails

Very helpful advice folks!! Will reply more later. I look forward to using these suggestions to a hut trip this Sunday (Harry Gates Hut of 10th Mountain Division hut system)! :)
by hrishi
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skiing down narrow, steep, switchbacky hiking trails
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Skiing down narrow, steep, switchbacky hiking trails

The trails I am referring to would have these characteristics: 1. These are steep, approximately 10 deg slopes 2. These are narrow: there isn't enough room to snowplough, or go off-trail (at least at my skill level) 3. As these are hiking trails, there are often switchbacks at the end. This requires...
by hrishi
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: XCD'ing in Tetons
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: XCD'ing in Tetons

Thanks folks. Looks like you're using some vintage Merrell boots? I recognize the blue laces. Well observed! They are vintage, but still pretty stiff! You can see how the skis from Asnes and Fischer with integrated kicker skins are really useful for tours like this. You can pack a couple different s...
by hrishi
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 29
Views: 5958

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

So we've had the opportunity to use the S-Bound 88s and Atomic Rainiers in Tetons :) . Here's the trip report: http://www.telemarktalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1815 My wife did have trouble doing aggressive snowploughs on the steeper and somewhat icy slopes on her over-sized S-Bounds, but but she...
by hrishi
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: XCD'ing in Tetons
Replies: 7
Views: 264

XCD'ing in Tetons

I spent the last three days of 2017 in Jackson Hole, which offers a lot for XCD! http://jhnordic.com/trails/ is an excellent resource for searching different trails based on really smart filters, and also show trail/ grooming conditions wherever possible. Grand Teton National park also has a page on...
by hrishi
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: G3 Targa as a backcountry-piste compromise binding?
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: G3 Targa as a backcountry-piste compromise binding?

Thanks folks. We ended up getting the pair with Targas. It snowed more than expected this week so took we could even test them at Brainard lakes area yesterday. My wife is very happy with their tourability so far (not a lot of steep accent). I'll keep the suggestion regarding Hardwires in mind for t...
by hrishi
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: G3 Targa as a backcountry-piste compromise binding?
Replies: 5
Views: 263

G3 Targa as a backcountry-piste compromise binding?

Hi folks, a quick question.. I am getting a deal on used telemark skis for my wife- (she is 5'2" and we have been having trouble finding short enough tele skis for her, even when renting). The skis in question are K2 SCHI DEVIL TELEMARK SKIS (119-78-85) in 153cm, available with G3 Targa binding...
by hrishi
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Onion River Sports closing...
Replies: 28
Views: 1617

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: 1955

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: 29
Views: 5958

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...

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