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by Young Satchel
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Clinton River Jah Brethren
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Clinton River Jah Brethren

Man those are fun videos. Dudes look like rippers to my uneducated eyes. So....in my continued quest to understand the nuances of XC/XCD/AT, what kind of set ups are those boys skiing?


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by Young Satchel
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada
Replies: 46
Views: 2621

Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Oh you got the OAC’s huh? Have been wondering about those a lot lately. Also the Hoks which I saw at my local outdoor shop when I bought my Fischer. I’m excited to hear more about those as you put them through their paces. though in truth it sounds like I have little use for them, the desire is for ...
by Young Satchel
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 399

Re: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread

Maybe I'm doing this wrong (which would explain a lot!) but I found when I started out I was using my calves way too much and this caused me to do more of a shuffle than a glide. I made a conscious effort to focus on driving with my quads and it helped a lot. I also overemphasized a toe point just ...
by Young Satchel
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 399

Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread

So I was able to get out for another Tiny Tour[emoji769]️ yesterday before work. Very happy. :-) Same preserve, but a very different stretch with far more up-and-down, and more narrow and technical singletrack. I kept the phone away for most of it to focus on form and technique so I have just a few ...
by Young Satchel
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 399

Re: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread

Great photos man! Wish I could ski before work, but I leave at 5:30 am. I do ski a bit after work on occasion, so it's all good. Just keep skiing.... you'll get better every time! Enjoy! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Thanks man! Yeah that’s one of the benefits of my schedule is that I tend n...
by Young Satchel
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 399

Re: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread

Johnny wrote:Niiice...! I hope this is just the beginning of a life-long adventure...!


Thanks; me too!


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by Young Satchel
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 399

Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread

Hey again, sorry to overload you with stuff, you have gotten lots of great feeback for folks with way more experience than me. but, one thing i think helped me to xc ski was learning to feel the glide. and like lc (i think) said, just get out and ski a lot. each kick you can move your weight a litt...
by Young Satchel
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 399

Re: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread

Your family and day-to-day life situation resonates. I have 4 children at home- ranging from 4 to 15 years old. Our 5-year-old son is autistic and non-verbal- he requires 24/7 supervision- and. not the kind of supervision that is easy to come by. I have no problems asking my two older children to l...
by Young Satchel
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 399

Re: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread

As far as technique, I would learn basis cross country techniques that includes a strong snowplow turn before you move on to fancier turns. Videos would be good and maybe a book and you'll be on your way. Absolutely want to do this. Any specific recommendation on where to start with books or videos?
by Young Satchel
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 399

Re: Satchel’s Neophyte Nordic Backcountry Adventure Thread

So a few thoughts: Have fun! You are already doing this. Think about setting the scales with your weight, kicking off them, and gliding on the other ski. Repeat. You'll get into a rhythm where it won't be "shuffling" but an athletic striding, striving forward into the snow. There are grea...

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