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by Andy M
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 695
Views: 318808

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Still finding some turns in Colorado, but the hot weather is melting the snow fast.

At the top of the run
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Near the bottom of the run -- Alpine Sunflowers aka Old-Man-of-the-Mountain
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by Andy M
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Just impulse bought new skis on sale, what do you think of the set up?
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Just impulse bought new skis on sale, what do you think of the set up?

Anywho, my first impressions are, "wow these things are BEEFY". And compared to my T2s are super rigid. My T2s are so mushy and flexible. Is the plastic made to be thicker or harder with the T1s or its it more a factor of age and being broken in? Im curious to see how they perform in comparison. I'...
by Andy M
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Finest Leathers: Nordic Norm 75mm Backcountry/Telemark Boots
Replies: 154
Views: 48382

Re: The Finest Leathers: Nordic Norm 75mm Backcountry/Telemark Boots

My newest acquisition (and probably the last one for now, until I get some serious use out of my current boot lineup): IMG_20200618_211656t.jpg Asolo Extreme Racers. ...I think they are gorgeous, in their own way with the 4 buckles. Roelant, I also think those are gorgeous. If you decide they are t...
by Andy M
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 695
Views: 318808

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

There's still some decent snow in Colorado, but you will need to hike a little bit.

My first turns of summer:
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by Andy M
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Just impulse bought new skis on sale, what do you think of the set up?
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Just impulse bought new skis on sale, what do you think of the set up?

I haven't skied the Kore 99, but it sounds like a great all-mountain ski. Given your size (noted from a previous post that you're 6'2" 220), the 189 should work out fine -- although, as you note, you may have to adapt your style to ski them, since you were previously skiing 176 Sidestashes. You shou...
by Andy M
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Which binding for a slalom ski?
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Which binding for a slalom ski?

163cm seems a bit short for your height -- what do you weigh? I am 183cm and 84kg, and I would probably go for the length around 178cm -- and I tend to ski on a length shorter than some. If you're light for your height, it might work out fine. Then again, I just realized that one of my favorite firm...
by Andy M
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Which binding for a slalom ski?
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Which binding for a slalom ski?

I would go with the Vice for a couple of reasons. First, it is a better and more durable binding than the Chili (which was a good binding in its day, but it did have a history of snapped cables and cracked toeplates); and, second, the Vice has three positions of "activity" level, which are easily ch...
by Andy M
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 695
Views: 318808

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Nice, Tom!

We also got new snow, from Monday night into Tuesday, with temps staying in the 20s during the storm. The skiing was sublime on Tuesday, but still good Wednesday morning. Here's a photo from Wednesday:
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by Andy M
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Thinking about new boots, 75mm vs NTN, from my perspective.
Replies: 9
Views: 1296

Re: Thinking about new boots, 75mm vs NTN, from my perspective.

Telecat, given your situation, I would continue to look for 75mm boots, whether new (and on sale) or used. I ski both 75mm and NTN, and I actually still prefer 75mm for downhill (with a binding like the Hammerhead/Axl), for all the reasons that you mention. However, even though you seem to be satisf...
by Andy M
Tue May 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Up North: a little vid
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Up North: a little vid

Fun stuff -- thanks! Glad to see someone is getting out.