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by Smitty
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: First BC setup, seeks advice
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: First BC setup, seeks advice

Being hours away from a well-stocked shop does make boots more challenging. But if you can wait until you can get to a store in person, or do the multiple mail-order and return, boot fit is probably the most important piece. I haven't seen the Alpina Snowfields in person, and agree they have a tempt...
by Smitty
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: First BC setup, seeks advice
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: First BC setup, seeks advice

<t>Welcome!<br/> <br/> I'd say you're on the right track with ski selection. I'd suggest the Excursion 88's (at 199 cm you mentioned) as giving you more support in deeper snow. Especially being a stockier guy. In the review section LilCliffy has reviews on both the 78's and 88's that contrast their ...
by Smitty
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 550
Views: 237097

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Beauty! Glad you've been able to get some skiing in so early in the season!

Rain last night in northeast Alberta. Killed the 3 cm of snow that we did have. Bummer.

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by Smitty
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: My Old Wood Skis
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: My Old Wood Skis

My God, what a gem of a song. I tarred up my first pair of woodies last season, I'll be signing this while through the bush as soon as we get some more snow up here.

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by Smitty
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Mounting inserts for both tele and AT bindings on the same ski?
Replies: 11
Views: 3236

Re: Mounting inserts for both tele and AT bindings on the same ski?

Bear in mind that this is not something I have personal experience with, and it's not in my area of experience. But from what I have read, a binding rig that would check all of your long-term boxes is the Meidjo from The M Equipment. They are a tech-toe telemark binding, and they make an optional AT...
by Smitty
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Elan Ripstick 86
Replies: 6
Views: 2011

Re: Elan Ripstick 86

That's great feedback, thanks for the input Colin!
by Smitty
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alico Ski March Boot
Replies: 101
Views: 64481

Re: Alico Ski March Boot

The only thing that could ruin that is if your foot does not fill the boot's volume. Then that sweet supportive leather would become the pinch point of death. I've got short, wide, but relatively low volume feet. I guess you'd say my foot depth is low? So in hiking boots I'd buy supple leather boot...
by Smitty
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Elan Ripstick 86
Replies: 6
Views: 2011

Re: Elan Ripstick 86

Thanks for the feedback buddy, that's great to know! And I really appreciate the note on the lengths! I could see the Elans were much shorter than the K2s sitting next to them on the rack but I didn't have a tape with me. The comparison to the Vantages gives great perspective. I'll go see Ed this we...
by Smitty
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Elan Ripstick 86
Replies: 6
Views: 2011

Elan Ripstick 86

I'm having a blast trying to learn telemark at my local ski hill! I come from snowboarding on the lift serve, so I picked up a ratty pair of early 2000's Rossignol Carves equipped with a solid set of Hardwires on the cheap. The skis were perfect for getting an initial feel and helped solidify my dec...
by Smitty
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Sandwich Notch Rd end-to-end from the north
Replies: 6
Views: 7720

Re: Sandwich Notch Rd end-to-end from the north

Beauty shots, thanks for sharing Woods.