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by lowangle al
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help Me Build XCD Kit
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: Help Me Build XCD Kit

Here is some food for thought. Above Cannatonic compared the Alaskas to high top sneakers or light hikers, which I agree with. I don't wear sneakers or light hikers when hiking in the winter and I don't feel comfortable skiing in light boots if I'm in the backcountry. Heavier boots like my old schoo...
by lowangle al
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New BC XC skier lookin for tips!
Replies: 15
Views: 621

Re: New BC XC skier lookin for tips!

After almost 45 years of xc skiing, the last 35 on telemark gear, I know exactly what my ideal "quiver of one" ski would be. Voile ultravector bc, T4 boot and a 3 pin cable binding. I enjoy the kick and glide and find it is not much slower than a more tour oriented set up. My typical tour is about 8...
by lowangle al
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Rottofella nnnbc releasable ?
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Rottofella nnnbc releasable ?

Releasable binding or not you still need to ski with the same amount of caution when far from the trailhead. I don't know your skill level, but being far from the road is no place to practice, especially if you're by yourself. My solution for safety is using heavier gear which allows me to ski more ...
by lowangle al
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: When to Drop a Knee
Replies: 20
Views: 807

Re: When to Drop a Knee

^^^^Chances are, if you're not feeling it in your glutes, you're not centered and need to get your weight back.
by lowangle al
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: When to Drop a Knee
Replies: 20
Views: 807

Re: When to Drop a Knee

Hi forthcoast, I think the reason your thighs are burning is because you have too much weight on your leading ski. When you are properly centered it doesn't put too much weight on either leg. The tele position gives you for/ aft stability to prevent you from going over your tips and it probably help...
by lowangle al
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Chord Center mounting- does it make any sense?
Replies: 33
Views: 3257

Re: Chord Center mounting- does it make any sense?

I would go with the manufacturers recommendation even if it is meant for an alpine mount. I don't think it is that critical where the mount is, within reason. If you think about it there is a big difference in where the weight is centered on the leading and trailing ski. The leading ski being flat o...
by lowangle al
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Green is Great, Blue the Bomb, in SE MI Red/Silver Gets it Done
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: Green is Great, Blue the Bomb, in SE MI Red/Silver Gets it Done

Glad to hear you got an early start to your season Bob. I have had the red/ silver wax work for me but it was never great for either kick or glide. I'd rather be on my vector BCs but wouldn't want to turn them into rock skis taking them out on low cover. Do you have the Ingstad no wax?
by lowangle al
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 550
Views: 235402

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

TeleMarcin wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:45 am
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Season 2019/2020 officially opened :-)
Hey Telemarcin, that looks like a great way to size those skis.
by lowangle al
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: An introduction, and also looking for newbie XCD advice
Replies: 14
Views: 966

Re: An introduction, and also looking for newbie XCD advice

welcome to the forum TC and I commend you on your desire to learn xc skiing. I'm your neighbor to the south in the Pocono Mts.(at least until mid Jan. when I'll head north) so I'm familiar with your terrain and conditions. My plan for the bc around here is to have two types of gear. One is a double ...
by lowangle al
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Need Telemark XCD gear advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1244

Re: Need Telemark XCD gear advice

Several years back Al this was discussed quite a bit....Got called a few names as usual but the general consensus was that you or anybody else can be on the ball of your foot on the trailing ski.....This being a Telemark site an oldie but still current in my thinking is Alan Bard....He died in a we...