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by hrishi
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 20
Views: 2648

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: 20
Views: 2648

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: 20
Views: 2648

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: 20
Views: 2648

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: 20
Views: 2648

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: 20
Views: 2648

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...
by hrishi
Thu May 18, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 20
Views: 2648

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

Thanks for your responses, Lowangle_al and lilcliffy. Lowangle_al, I don’t intend to get AT unless their prices come way down. Also, the philosophy behind AT seems more about speed and performance oriented, where as I am just looking for a more utilitarian, easy-going, slow paced setup. While AT see...
by hrishi
Tue May 16, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 20
Views: 2648

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

Thanks for the reply, Cannatonic. The snow conditions I usually am are variable- fresh to consolidated to wet slushy snow. On icy, crusty snow I will use microspikes or Crampons (if steeper). So far I mostly stick to trails, but being a landscape photographer, I do venture outside of trails to get a...
by hrishi
Thu May 11, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 20
Views: 2648

Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

Hi there, My first post! :) I am a novice skier and trying to figure out where nordic backcountry skiing ends and Tele/AT begins. From what I have read so far, I understand that nordic skiing is usually done on 'hikable' terrain (<30 deg slopes, scalable with snowshoes), while Tele/ AT skiing is mea...

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