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by Leo Tasker
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New BC XC skier lookin for tips!
Replies: 15
Views: 1181

Re: New BC XC skier lookin for tips!

I know these numbers are laughable, but again, I loved it.
That means you're doing it right :D
Also, I have serious beard envy from that photo!
by Leo Tasker
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: This would be a truly cool vacation...
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: This would be a truly cool vacation...

A really good writeup of the Amundsen race here: https://altabackcountry.com/2019/10/21/2019-expedition-amundsen-recap-across-the-stormy-hardangervidda/ - these guys have done it twice and done well both times. The rest of their blog is great too, they certainly have the Åsnes fever! Definitely seem...
by Leo Tasker
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Green is Great, Blue the Bomb, in SE MI Red/Silver Gets it Done
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Green is Great, Blue the Bomb, in SE MI Red/Silver Gets it Done

Red/silver here today too, the V45 violet wasn't getting the job done. Used it layered up over a white polar base as per Lilcliffy's guide™ and had a good day out! My friends were using klister and struggling, they haven't seen the light yet... :lol:
by Leo Tasker
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The new Rottefella Back Country binding system
Replies: 16
Views: 2424

Re: The new Rottefella Back Country binding system

My uneducated guess is that it's a lever and cable connected to the toe piece? Either to lock it into the binding or release it (or both). Can't think why they would design it like that though, instead of having the mechanism at the front like the current system...
by Leo Tasker
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The new Rottefella Back Country binding system
Replies: 16
Views: 2424

Re: The new Rottefella Back Country binding system

Looks interesting, hopefully it's backwards compatible with older skis rather than requiring a whole new setup. Will be a while before I need new boots anyway so I can wait to see if it takes off or fades away...
by Leo Tasker
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Walking with NNN BC sole ?
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: Walking with NNN BC sole ?

Aside from the potential damage to the toe bar, I find walking a long way in NNN BC boots to be pretty tiring - the sole is stiff and has a very flat profile, which doesn't help with a natural rolling foot motion. Duckbill boots may be better in this regard as the sole is designed to have a natural ...
by Leo Tasker
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: kick wax for in-track skiing?
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: kick wax for in-track skiing?

Same here, it works great and I'll gladly sacrifice a bit of top end speed if it means not slipping backwards on steeper climbs!
by Leo Tasker
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: October Powder
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

Re: October Powder

Very nice! Can't wait to start skiing soon, I got a pair of the Skarvet boots last season and they've been great so far. They look a lot more classy with red laces though... 8-)

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by Leo Tasker
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: where should i go?
Replies: 18
Views: 6585

Re: where should i go?

Some cabins are private and need to be booked in advance, but most are DNT owned and either manned or unmanned, the latter need a key to access which is available from the main DNT office in Oslo or by post I think. Another useful website worth looking at is https://ut.no - this will give locations ...
by Leo Tasker
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Older Scarpa T1
Replies: 10
Views: 2786

Re: Older Scarpa T1

I imagine the plastic ages and degrades over time, but as long as the boots were stored out of direct sunlight and at room temperature, they will probably be ok to ski in. Keep an eye out for cracks developing at the flex points and on the shell overlap, these are normally the first bits that show t...