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by Leo Tasker
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC
Replies: 48
Views: 2339

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC

Haha, certainly not trying to put anyone of their Gammes! The issues most certainly lie with me, and not the ski :lol: I do have some Swix V60 red/silver wax, but it's such a mess to put on I try to avoid it if at all possible. I did see your post about keeping it in the freezer before applying, I h...
by Leo Tasker
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC
Replies: 48
Views: 2339

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC

Thanks for the input guys - I think you are both right, it's partly to do with the snow conditions and partly to do with my technique. I don't believe there is anything inherently wrong with the skis, especially as so many other people have had such a good time with theirs. To Lilcliffy's point, the...
by Leo Tasker
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC
Replies: 48
Views: 2339

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC

Hold up! Breathe! :lol: Is this your first time on a wax ski? If the temps are hovering around zero you should be expecting wax issues. To me, that would be a good time to use the X-skins, cut to your length of course so that they do not drag too much. You should have an easier time with wax on non...
by Leo Tasker
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC
Replies: 48
Views: 2339

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC

For the guys that have these skis for a while and put some decent mileage on them: Have you found that the flex softened up over time? I've been struggling with grip the few times I've been out on them and wondered if they have a "breaking in" period that I need to work through? The ski co...
by Leo Tasker
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review
Replies: 31
Views: 2366

Re: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review

I've been thinking of this duality lately. Perhaps we are still lacking the perfect material to be used as a midsole that is 1) sufficiently stiff, 2)light, 3)insulative 4)durable? We can go super uber stiff and super light: kevlar fiber. We can go super light and insulative: EVA foam or similar. T...
by Leo Tasker
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Can we have a better XCD boot midsole?
Replies: 12
Views: 222

RE:A better XCD midsole?

I've been thinking of this duality lately. Perhaps we are still lacking the perfect material to be used as a midsole that is 1) sufficiently stiff, 2)light, 3)insulative 4)durable? We can go super uber stiff and super light: kevlar fiber. We can go super light and insulative: EVA foam or similar. T...
by Leo Tasker
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review
Replies: 31
Views: 2366

Re: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review

LC, you are right about the softness of Alfa boots (and the skarvet). This is the main complaint I have read over and over on scandi forums (the other being the addition of the heel cup that does not work for everyone). Sole stiffness wise, I certainly feel the same way about my Alfa Quest Advance ...
by Leo Tasker
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: boot rocker?
Replies: 18
Views: 315

Re: boot rocker?

I wonder if having a rocker sole and a flat binding would increase the likelihood of the toe section delaminating? Probably depends how stiff the sole flex is. Does the heel contact the binding when weighted? FWIW My Alfa Skarvet also have a flat sole. I imagine the Alaska may feel more natural to w...
by Leo Tasker
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC
Replies: 48
Views: 2339

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC

Took my Gammes out for their first proper go last night, thought I would add my initial thoughts. Firstly, this ski seems to be exactly what everyone said: nice and fast, pretty forgiving and a bit too fat for the tracks :lol: I did a 12km loop that I normally do on my XC track skis and NNN boots, t...
by Leo Tasker
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: the 12th Man
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: the 12th Man

That's a great film, saw it a while ago. Norwegians are made of tough stuff!

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