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by FourthCoast
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.

It is something like 50 deg F and raining in February right now. I wonder if this is driving me mad. I feel compelled to build my own wooden skis. Does anyone know where I can find detailed step by step plans to build wooden skis with metal edges? At the moment I think I want something like the Gamm...
by FourthCoast
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Emerging from the lurk
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Emerging from the lurk

please tell me the vid of the cat pulling a skier is a deep fake...or my lifelong perception of cats will be in tatters. now all I can think of is a team of sled-cats in the Iditarod...maybe 30-40 of them all harnessed up...like herding cats, but different. Dunno ... Seems real. https://youtu.be/u7...
by FourthCoast
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.

lowangle al,

Are you saying adjustable poles are less of a hassle?

I was thinking a long pole with a long grip would let me, effectively, change pole length without stopping then unlocking then adjusting and then relocking each pole.

I have my old shorter poles for lift served skiing.
by FourthCoast
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Gear Basket
Replies: 256
Views: 116079

Re: Gear Basket

There are just so many different cool 75mm bindings out there. I want them all. I don't NEED them. Someone else please buy this before I get too impulsive and buy it. Voile Hardwire Telemark Ski binding. The original with only the heel attachment and no 3-pin bale. https://www.ebay.com/itm/233499544...
by FourthCoast
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.

Nope. Never been skiing in anything more than boot-deep. I am a southern Great Lakes wanna-be xcd guy.

Thank you for you taking the time to explain. I think I understand, now, how the flexible straps keep the basket on top of the snow both while pushing and dragging the pole.
by FourthCoast
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.

I made two short trips out with my shoulder height poles. They were a huge advantage on the flat and the up. They only got in the way a little bit on the narrow downhills. I still plan to fit some sort of lower grip. I have seen several people suggest a powder basket and an adjustable pole. I found ...
by FourthCoast
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 618
Views: 259986

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

lowangle al, I did not count how many times I went up and down before I moved on. I think I slid down maybe three times. Does this count as doing laps or do I have to get up in the double digit range? It was nice to find a hill that I could climb straight up with wax but still make a few turns on th...
by FourthCoast
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Midwest Tele Dads - “Mount Dump Truck”
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: Midwest Tele Dads - “Mount Dump Truck”

Good to see my style of the sport captured in a video.
by FourthCoast
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 618
Views: 259986

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Climbing up and turning on the way down. Happy to be out in the woods in the snow.
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by FourthCoast
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Complete skiing. Near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills.

Lo-Fi, I hope you are OK with me stealing your answer to my 'When to drop a knee' question and using it as a new topic for my rambling. The way you stated it has really stuck with me. I am now striving to have near perfect continuity between flats, uphills and downhills. We got snow! Light and dry s...