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by Musk Ox
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: the Nordic Ice Skating Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 2154

Re: the Nordic Ice Skating Thread

What are the advantages of going long do you think? Going to buy some Zandstra Blades. https://www.trondelagoutdoor.no/skoyter/242-158-zandstra-nis-mrottefella-bc-manual.html#/54-lengde_pa_turskoyter-43_skostr_37_41 I am, of course, right between the sizing recommendations for the 45 and the 48. Tot...
by Musk Ox
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Advice for telemark skis on hardpacck
Replies: 21
Views: 2518

Re: Advice for telemark skis on hardpacck

Thanks, man. This is a whole can of worms. Which casino is best in deep snow? What’s the glide like on a casino on hardpack with a 35mm mohair kicker skin? Magnums? Cables? Will I be able to handle a full 500-square-meter casino in icy conditions given that it doesn’t have full wrap steel and it’s ...
by Musk Ox
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Advice for telemark skis on hardpacck
Replies: 21
Views: 2518

Re: Advice for telemark skis on hardpacck

Thanks, man. This is a whole can of worms. Which casino is best in deep snow? What’s the glide like on a casino on hardpack with a 35mm mohair kicker skin? Magnums? Cables? Will I be able to handle a full 500-square-meter casino in icy conditions given that it doesn’t have full wrap steel and it’s a...
by Musk Ox
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Combat NATO or Gamme 54, same same?
Replies: 20
Views: 883

Re: Combat NATO or Gamme 54, same same?

But seriously- if one is considering the Combat Nato- why would one not consider the Nansen as well? And still, STILL, he continues. Choosing between the Nansen and the Gamme? Sleepless nights. Choosing between the Nansen, the Gamme AND the Combat Nato? Sleep no more, lilcliffy hath murdered sleep....
by Musk Ox
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Combat NATO or Gamme 54, same same?
Replies: 20
Views: 883

Re: Combat NATO or Gamme 54, same same?

Hate to add another ski to your consideration- What about the Nansen? You... you just opened the door marked 'Choosing between the Gamme 54 and the Nansen' to some poor stranger on the internet. "Walk right in." You really did it. Just like it was nothing. This should be on your conscience for years.
by Musk Ox
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Åsnes Predator
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Åsnes Predator

Yep, they're asymmetric. So- correct me if I am wrong- Telemark=Nansen? Good question... there are a few old Åsnes skis with 'Telemark' on them, it's super confusing... I read on a Norwegian forum that the Telemark MT54 is the old Gamme (unsurprisingly). I was just reading about the differences bet...
by Musk Ox
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Åsnes Predator
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Åsnes Predator

Yep, they're asymmetric. So- correct me if I am wrong- Telemark=Nansen? Good question... there are a few old Åsnes skis with 'Telemark' on them, it's super confusing... I read on a Norwegian forum that the Telemark MT54 is the old Gamme (unsurprisingly). I was just reading about the differences betw...
by Musk Ox
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Asnes Ski Length Body Weight Recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Asnes Ski Length Body Weight Recommendations

Caveat: Not An Expert. I understand your dilemma... I agonised about length when I was buying my Gammes. The Mountain Race skis only come in 10 cm increments. I'm on record on these famous pages as saying I don’t agree with the sizing charts, at least if you’re the on the cusp of two lengths. Then, ...
by Musk Ox
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Åsnes Predator
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Åsnes Predator

[Oops just replied by editing my post, thus deleting it!]

Yes, Rod, I can read Norwegian well enough the trawl the Scandi-net. I found a lot of stuff about Aliens vs Predators, but very little about snow.
by Musk Ox
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Åsnes Predator
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Åsnes Predator

A somewhat interesting listing on the local sales board for a pair of Åsnes Predators from the 1990s. My translation: "PREDATOR: Produced especially for pure telemark. Marked left and right, cannot be used on the prepared trail. Only 150 pairs made especially for the Telemark World Cup. Sold as new ...