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by lowangle al
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?

lilcliffy wrote:Do you use your waxable Vectors on groomed snow?


I don't ski much groomed snow but if I do they will be my first choice. I've skied enough packed trails to be confident they will work.
by lowangle al
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?

LC since you have other no-wax skis like your guides and Altais to get you through warm ups or spring skiing it sounds like the vectors would be a luxury rather than a neccessity. If this is the case then you should consider the waxable version. It seems like your quiver of "fat" skis is h...
by lowangle al
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?

" I'll add that I've always been partial to waxing; the Objective's I'm skiing this season (first waxless ski I've owned, though I've skied many over the years) have, so far, far outperformed any other waxless ski in this category. In grip, glide, and relative quietness. Voile has got it right...
by lowangle al
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?

The only time I have a problem keeping wax on single camber skis is in the same abrasive conditions that affect double camber skis. Turning also removes kick wax from either double or single camber skis. Glide is decent, but a double camber ski may be more forgiving of either too much wax or too sof...
by lowangle al
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?

I think one reason the vector bc climbs so well is the tip rocker. More of your weight is on the scales and less is being supported by the tips compared to a conventional ski. The rocker combined with the shorter ski length make sidestepping and herring boning easier too. I have both versions of the...
by lowangle al
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for BC XCd Ski Recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 788

Re: Looking for BC XCd Ski Recommendations

Judging by the no wax skis I have skied in the past the feel of a smooth based ski is so much better that I think more people would get hooked and sooner. Double camber no wax are the worst for turning and the kick is not as good in a lot of conditions. I do like my Vector BCs though. but there not ...
by lowangle al
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scott Excursions at the resort
Replies: 20
Views: 454

Re: Scott Excursions at the resort

Woodchuck, can you get enough of an edge to skate with those skis and boots? If you can't I doubt you will get a good edge down while skiing. If you can, they might work.
by lowangle al
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Boot-Binding Compatibility
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: Boot-Binding Compatibility

phoenix wrote:Those Voile cables should be able to clip out of the way to the back of the heelplate.


They do, but they are a lot lighter without them and in powder snow tends to build up on the binding more so than when they are hooked on the boot. On certain tours or conditions I may not use the cables at all.
by lowangle al
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for BC XCd Ski Recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 788

Re: Looking for BC XCd Ski Recommendations

I think if more people skied waxable skis xcd would be more popular. Hmmm.... :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: I think if waxbles were more common, there would be a lot more people skiing my local trails. I bet Nordic trail skiing would be way more popular, if r...
by lowangle al
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: the magic and power of grip wax
Replies: 43
Views: 959

Re: the magic and power of grip wax

If I owned a Nordic ski shop I would include a basic wax kit with every ski purchase- for new customers. I would schedule an initial waxing at a time when the customer could attend (included in the purchase price). I would demonstrate and then get the customer to practice applying kick wax and cork...

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