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by Smitty
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Voile Hardwire Rod Length
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Voile Hardwire Rod Length

The pictures and stories on this forum are infectious - it's high time I learn the telemark arc. I took Low Angle Al's advice from my prior "picking a new touring ski" thread and bought an old, cheap pair of alpine skis outfitted with Voile Hardwires. The skis are in terrible shape - core ...
by Smitty
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 467
Views: 124053

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Good conditions here in New Mexico too I guess we all have our regional ignorance, but as a Canadian who has only seen New Mexico on a map, I had no idea you guys had that kind of terrain and snowfall! Winter wonderland down there, thanks for the pic. Happy skiing! Sent from my BBB100-1 using Tapat...
by Smitty
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: ALFA Quest Dynamic / Kikut Perform GTX NNN-BC Ski Boot Review
Replies: 12
Views: 1840

Re: ALFA Quest Dynamic / Kikut Perform GTX NNN-BC Ski Boot Review

How are they holding up? I'm sure they are fine. How did you treat the leather? Look rad. Did you use LC's technique with Zamberlan? They are holding up well after the repair, thanks! No additional separation after a few more days of skiing. I used Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP to treat the leather. It f...
by Smitty
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: ALFA Quest Dynamic / Kikut Perform GTX NNN-BC Ski Boot Review
Replies: 12
Views: 1840

Re: ALFA Quest Dynamic / Kikut Perform GTX NNN-BC Ski Boot Review

I am a little bummed out. Went for a 15 km tour on Saturday morning. Mostly skiing across our local large lake. Three inches of fresh powder over top of a nicely consolidated, wind-swept base. Great fast cruising conditions for the USGI's. No steeps, no crazy terrain, nothing weird. Just kick and gl...
by Smitty
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Hydration
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Hydration

Another great thread idea, thanks Mitch! I have been wondering on a contraption for preventing freeze up on longer trips myself. Great fix Ben, I am definitely going to make a copy!

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by Smitty
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wooden Ski Care and Preparation
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Wooden Ski Care and Preparation

Hey guys, I know it is not particularly XCD per se, but is anyone interested in compiling a wooden ski prep, care, and offseason blocking / storage tutorial thread? I know woodenskis.com has some good information, but thought it might be interesting to have some back-and-forth technique or opinion s...
by Smitty
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: TELEWIKI - The Telemark Skiing Wiki Knowledge Base
Topic: The TeleWiki Discussion thread
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Re: The TeleWiki Discussion thread

Smitty, why not start of a general thread yourself in the general discussion board, and then you can compile all the info and create your very first TeleWiki Thread!!!! Sounds good Ben, will do! I think I also have an extra can of pine tar kicking around. at the time it was hard to find in canada, ...
by Smitty
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Cold Clothing
Replies: 24
Views: 822

Re: Cold Clothing

I run pretty warm once I get rolling, so breathability and moisture wicking is the most important factor for me. This makes any sort of parka or shell pretty much useless during periods of high activity. Even with a "breathable" membrane such as gore-tex, or non-treated / non-sealed shell ...
by Smitty
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Women's NNN-BC boots
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Women's NNN-BC boots

I'll +1 on behalf of the Alaskas, Woods. My Wife has them in NNN-BC, and I would say her feet are pretty average for ladies width. They did fit a hair high-volume on her to start, but nothing serious at all. She runs a bit cold so wearing thick hiking / boarding socks, coupled with a green Superfeet...
by Smitty
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Mounting 75mm on modern AT/BC downhill skis
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Frankenbindings

Of course maybe I'm the only guy that cares about this. This is definitely good discussion and information to have out there! I am sure many folks are interested in the NTN suggested mounting points and how you guys have translated that into 3-pin position for lighter gear. A new thread would be gr...

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