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by treehugger
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: XCD - the past and future of skiing?
Replies: 32
Views: 9703

Re: XCD - the past and future of skiing?

The main reason I am switching more and more attention to XCD is that I can get a decent challenge on NNN BC and 75mm gear without entering avalanche territory. I can see why you need to subtract quite a lot from that number - because skiing will cease to be so much of a family activity. Resorts gi...
by treehugger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: XCD - the past and future of skiing?
Replies: 32
Views: 9703

Re: XCD - the past and future of skiing?

Can't see resort skiers heading into the BC even with resorts closed. You're right in the sense that most resort skiers aren't particularly keen. It's not very easy to start an in-depth conversation about skiing at a resort... But (say) 10% of the total would still constitute quite a large number. ...
by treehugger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Saw this on Facebook - Voile TTS binding coming...
Replies: 8
Views: 3633

Re: Saw this on Facebook - Voile TTS binding coming...

12gaugesage wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:14 am
Looks clean, light and simple. Now we need some lightweight boots. Whatever became of that Crispi BC boot?
Agreed. Vibram needs to make hiking/mountaineering soles with tech inserts for XC leather boot options.
by treehugger
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: XCD - the past and future of skiing?
Replies: 32
Views: 9703

Re: XCD - the past and future of skiing?

I'll join in. Not like I'm going anywhere. Can't see resort skiers heading into the BC even with resorts closed. My perception on the popularity of AT gear is driven by side-country resort access rather than any major movement to the BC. If the resorts go so will the people. XCD on the other hand is...
by treehugger
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Gear Basket
Replies: 287
Views: 176085

Re: Gear Basket

by treehugger
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Ingstad BC
Replies: 115
Views: 82429

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Ingstad BC

Deep dry powder turns to sierra cement and I couldn't be happier! :lol: In real deep powder Ingstad has been pretty difficult. Things warmed up to 30º and snow is much denser (5'-6' compressing to 3'-4'). With center compressing a foot under surface tips float nicely. Easy to get some glide going. P...
by treehugger
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Ingstad BC
Replies: 115
Views: 82429

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Ingstad BC

Like Cannatonic... Get the mohair skins for this ski. The 30mm should be fine for flat travel, 45 or 58mm for serious vertical work. I use my 30mm mohairs on my Gamme 54's in waxless conditions all the time and trimmed right, they are fantabulous. Work great. Been using 45 mohair a lot and they wor...
by treehugger
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skins and wax help!
Replies: 5
Views: 2379

Re: Skins and wax help!

Here is your friend: https://www.tognar.com/ Order their catalog. They have all the goods. ****And best of all, they have how-to-do regarding your bases-waxing-skins. Thanks I've checked it out. Lots of good tips and info. Knowledge is your friend!! My conflict, that I don't see addressed anywhere,...
by treehugger
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skins and wax help!
Replies: 5
Views: 2379

Re: Skins and wax help!

I can rub in Glopstopper by hand on skins with no problem, I would only use it with rubbed-on wax vs. melting wax on the skin -- Also, you should not leave adhesive skins on skis for longer than necessary and don't leave them on after the tour - Thanks for the advice. Not sure why the Globstopper i...
by treehugger
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skins and wax help!
Replies: 5
Views: 2379

Skins and wax help!

Just started using wax and skins and have a few questions that I could use advice on: Have been using mohair X-skins without waxing them. I got some gobstopper wax but can't get it to rub into skins as directed. Seams like it is really hard. Shouldn't I be able to just rub it on? To hot wax skins do...