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by Leo Tasker
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Mountain Race 46 - the red one
Replies: 16
Views: 981

Re: Mountain Race 46 - the red one

Regarding the sizing charts, I think it's more important to go off weight rather than height, also make sure the weight you're going off is you, in all your ski gear (boots too), with your backpack on. I've made the mistake of going shorter and regretted it. Turning a longer ski takes a little bit m...
by Leo Tasker
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What do you carry in day packs? Backcountry XCd
Replies: 24
Views: 1272

Re: What do you carry in day packs? Backcountry XCd

I'd agree about the beacon and probe, but a shovel can be very handy in an emergency situation. A snow hole or quinzee will be much warmer than using a tarp or survival bag on its own. I don't carry one for local day trips where the trails tend to be busy, but in the mountains or more remote forest ...
by Leo Tasker
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Leather tear on Alpina Alaska stitch
Replies: 10
Views: 1403

Re: Leather tear on Alpina Alaska stitch

I wouldn't worry about the waterproofing as far as your foot is concerned - the waterproof membrane inside the boots will be under the leather and foam padding, closer to the inside. The rip is also high up and on the back, so the chance of water/wet snow getting in is lessened, especially if you us...
by Leo Tasker
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: For Woodserson because I can’t figure out how to put a picture in a PM!
Replies: 14
Views: 2047

Re: For Woodserson because I can’t figure out how to put a picture in a PM!

Hi Woods, I've also got narrow heels, normally go for Rossignol track boots, and the Alfa Skarvet are working pretty well for me. If you get the new version with the external plastic heel cup (not the older Quest Advance) you can heat it gently and squeeze it in to give a tighter grip around the Ach...
by Leo Tasker
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack
Replies: 9
Views: 2643

Re: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack

Not sure if you've already bought these but here's my input: I have a previous version of this exact ski - the white and orange (2018?) one in 185cm. If I had to sum them up, I would say they're "OK". I bought them for use in marked forest tracks with the option to go exploring a bit in softer snow....
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: 4327

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: 1582

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: 2222

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: 20
Views: 11042

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: 20
Views: 11042

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...