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by Verskis
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New Rossignol BC skis for 2019-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: New Rossignol BC skis for 2019-2020

I'm incredibly tempted by the BC 100 for a warm snow xcD ski. Currently I do have only waxable skis and some kicker skins, but neither waxing nor skins feel like a good solution for warm snow (soft waxes are minor pain in the ass and not that effective, kicker skins are slow as hell and prone to ici...
by Verskis
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New Rossignol BC skis for 2019-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

New Rossignol BC skis for 2019-2020

Seems that Rossignol has actually updated their backcountry skis for 2019-2020: https://www.rossignol.com/int-en/rossignol-nordic/rossignol-nordic-skis-equipment/rossignol-nordic-skis-equipment-backcoutry-skis.html There are some additonal pictures in the Aventure Nordique website, for example BC 10...
by Verskis
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Rabb 68 Ski Review
Replies: 64
Views: 15672

Re: Asnes Rabb 68 Ski Review

In a perfect world, I would like to have a ski that tracks straight during the kick and glide on hardpack. I would not even need a very snappy kick, as I am quite happy with the Eons on the hardpacked trails. It's just the wandering of the Rabbs that make them slightly annoying on I suggest you try...
by Verskis
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Voile Objective BC Skis and Super Lite Skins
Replies: 15
Views: 4187

Re: Voile Objective BC Skis and Super Lite Skins

paulzo wrote:If you want fail-safe binding repair that will hold unless the ski breaks in half: machine screws and t-nuts. Ski will be trashed but the binding is not coming off unless the ski breaks!
How do you make the holes for the screws in the backcountry?
Do you carry a drill in your pack? :D
by Verskis
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister
Replies: 59
Views: 10296

Re: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister

Damn, I didn't really want to buy any more new skis! The Rabbs were supposed to be the ultimate ski for me :lol:
Now I'll have to see if I can find a good deal on some fishscale skis...


Lilcliffy, the Intelligrip skins are 38mm wide.
by Verskis
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister
Replies: 59
Views: 10296

Re: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister

How would the skins have compared to fishscales if they were available on that ski, in those conditions? I am also really interested in this. I don't have any fishscale skis, but I am thinking that the current conditions might suit them. We have still some snow on the forests, but that is very wet ...
by Verskis
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Frankenbindings
Replies: 23
Views: 6069

Re: Frankenbindings

Not sure if this quantifies as FrankenBinding or not but it’s working AND giving me peace of mind as I’ve still got a tender ankle from last months misadventure... WonderfulWife gifted me with a set of brand new Telebry release plates. I mounted them (on inserts) with a Voile binding. The cables ar...
by Verskis
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Safety Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 1233

Re: Safety Gear

Black Diamond kneepads are light and nice but a pain to put on and off for yoyoing. Voile's have the clip that makes it easier but they seem bulkier. I've never used them though. I like the idea of using MTB kneepads. Most MTB pads are very comfortable nowadays, no need to take them off for climbin...
by Verskis
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Rabb 68 Ski Review
Replies: 64
Views: 15672

Re: Asnes Rabb 68 Ski Review

Verskis you are much wiser than me. Light touring skis just get deflected too much by heavy, chopped up, refrozen, tilled, and granular snow. On the other hand heavier, stiffer, skis more suited for resort snow wouldn't be nearly as pleasant in the backcountry. Being hard headed, I refused to ackno...
by Verskis
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Safety Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 1233

Re: Safety Gear

I use G-Forms and POC VPD 2.0s for mountain biking and skiing. G-forms are not that protective, but they are thin and comfortable, while the POCs are much more heavy duty but still pretty comfortable. POCs are very expensive but they will probably last much, much longer than the G-forms, as the thin...