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by lowangle al
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Can't find topics !
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: Can't find topics !

I agree that the T4/ Kom or vector is a great combo. That being said, when I went from skis around 70 to the 90s it took some time to get used to the wider skis, and that was with a bigger boot.

My wife who never was a fan of plastic boots or big skis absolutely loves her T4/vector combo.
by lowangle al
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 613
Views: 258231

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 t...
by lowangle al
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers
Replies: 42
Views: 20180

Re: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers

That's about the width I'd be looking to use for resort groomers, especially with my T4s. I'm looking forward to skiing a more narrow ski at the resort but I'm still happy with wide ones for the bc.
by lowangle al
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Man, camber in 20 cm snow... pffff
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: Man, camber in 20 cm snow... pffff

I've been touring on wide skis for a while and the Waybacks sound like a good choice. It sounds like you could have been planning instead of plowing.
by lowangle al
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 613
Views: 258231

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Fourthcoast, did you do any laps on that hill?
by lowangle al
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Man, camber in 20 cm snow... pffff
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: Man, camber in 20 cm snow... pffff

If that was 20cm of fresh on a firm base I would think those skis would have been good for that.
by lowangle al
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Lurk or 2 sticks for xcD with soft leather boot ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1148

Re: Lurk or 2 sticks for xcD with soft leather boot ?

I think the wider ski is a better fit with a lurk, especially for the touring. For the downhill don't let the lurk prevent you from finding a good, centered, and well balanced stance. Try not to rely on it too much.
by lowangle al
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: voile ultravector
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: voile ultravector

Yes, I've demoed Outlaws, Lynx, and the bishops. I still can't ski as well on the NTN's as I can on the switchbacks, but I don't fatigue as quickly & I think once I've made the transition it will be worth it. I'm going for the ultravectors, they'll be good enough on the powder, and better everywher...
by lowangle al
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: It's XCd. Case closed.
Replies: 29
Views: 2049

Re: It's XCd. Case closed.

bauerb wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:57 pm
I was a nordic racer in the 80's, of course my alpine poles were way too long, plus I bought stuff like that at the local high school ski swap in the fall. we bought stuff that was cheap, even if the size was not ideal.

At least you had alpine poles as opposed to xc ones.
by lowangle al
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: It's XCd. Case closed.
Replies: 29
Views: 2049

Re: It's XCd. Case closed.

uh, expect for the beard, that dude looks like me in the early 80s. flappy ear hat? check. Gaiters? check. Pointy skis? check. scandinavian sweater? check. glacier glasses? check. I don't think I did the flap-your-arms-like-a-bird thing though. Of course you did, you flapped superhard, but you were...