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by lowangle al
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Favorite ski mountains in each area
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Favorite ski mountains in each area

Feeling antsy? Ready for snow? It's the only way I can survive Houston summers. Going to an ice skating rink helps, too!!! Good thing is that the same skill needed to carve skates can be transferred to carving skis and visa versa. I went to a skate rink a couple years ago and thought my rental skat...
by lowangle al
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Favorite ski mountains in each area
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Favorite ski mountains in each area

That's an easy one. In Alaska it's the Chugach, Kenai, and Talkeetna mountains. Back East it's the Pocono Mts, not much snow but it's where I can go right out my door. For road trips back there it would be the Whites, Greens, and the High Peaks of the Adirondacks.
by lowangle al
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking wisdom, or at least opinions...
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Seeking wisdom, or at least opinions...

I guess I'm not a perfectionist Stephen,I bought some poles at a second hand store a few years ago and used them a few times before I realized one was 5cm longer than the other.
by lowangle al
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking wisdom, or at least opinions...
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Seeking wisdom, or at least opinions...

Hi Stephen, welcome to the forum. I wouldn't let 5 cm stop you from getting the adjustable poles. I think that since you will be on slightly heavier boots and skis and you being a lot older and hoping for a lot of powder will be fine with slightly shorter poles.
by lowangle al
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wooden skis from the skies
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: Wooden skis from the skies

That does look like Nordic rocker for sure and it would be neat if they were made like that, but it could have developed from use. I had a pair of Karhu XCD-GTs from the mid eighties that developed it. I took them to the shop in the late nineties and when the tech squeezed the bases together the tip...
by lowangle al
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Finest Leathers: Nordic Norm 75mm Backcountry/Telemark Boots
Replies: 156
Views: 53410

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

Never say never Kid, I felt the same way until I got some thermomouldable T4s. If I want to go fast and far I have xc skis for that, and they turn too.
by lowangle al
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 702
Views: 335568

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

That's a nice one Jack, I haven't seen a good comet since Hale Bop in 97'
by lowangle al
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Finest Leathers: Nordic Norm 75mm Backcountry/Telemark Boots
Replies: 156
Views: 53410

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

Thanks for that explanation TM. I agree that the stiff camber can create more energy coming out of a turn. This is a good thing because extreme unweighting leads to extreme weighting and that is what you need to get dbl camber skis to turn. That being said I have had skinny alpine skis that gave a s...
by lowangle al
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Finest Leathers: Nordic Norm 75mm Backcountry/Telemark Boots
Replies: 156
Views: 53410

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

greatgt wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:01 pm
If you can control that energy you can do things on those skis that NO APLINE ski can do....TM
TM I don't want to start anything but a discussion, could you please name some?
by lowangle al
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Finest Leathers: Nordic Norm 75mm Backcountry/Telemark Boots
Replies: 156
Views: 53410

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

I was always able to get enough ankle support to pressure my ski tips with lace up Merrils and Asolos. The slop in the system with leather boots comes from the boot binding connection and the rubber boot sole to leather upper connection IME.