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by Roelant
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for Wax Selection Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 712

Re: Looking for Wax Selection Advice

Fluor based wax are no longer allowed in Norway for competition use, due to the hazard for nature, and for ski preppers. I have still seen it on sale (and ridiculously cheap) so it's not yet outright forbidden for recreational use.
by Roelant
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for Wax Selection Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 712

Re: Looking for Wax Selection Advice

Im not really a waxing expert and am for now just using waxless touring skis, after not being very successful in a couple of trips with grip wax. For XC track skis however, I bought a set of Toko grip wax sticks on sale, and it seems to me that the temperature range is a bit wider for each color, wh...
by Roelant
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review
Replies: 93
Views: 63826

Re: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review

Thanks! my only complaint is that the core wets out easily in wet snow and is not warm...once wet, you can have cold/frozen toes even if its 40 degrees out. I wouldnt use these for serious multiday tours. . This is my partner's experience with the Rondane Core. We still have them for guests but she...
by Roelant
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2020-2021!)
Replies: 319
Views: 205411

Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2020-2021!)

Actually I am curious to know in which conditions one could use the Kongsvold for example and so many of other Asnes skis that seems to occupy their own niche. For the Kongsvold we can read in Asnes web site that it is a good ski to hunt with your dog at the tree line... but actually who really do ...
by Roelant
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking wisdom, or at least opinions...
Replies: 12
Views: 1194

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

Hi! Welcome back to the BC :) My partner had some of the basic Alfas (Rondane Core BC from 2015 or so) and they were neither waterproof nor very supportive. I waxed them numerous times but they still were somehow as leaky as a colander in addition to being very flexible torsionally so we kind of gav...
by Roelant
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: 4th
Replies: 30
Views: 4606

Re: 4th

greatgt wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:30 am
trying to figure my next ski.....The Fischer 109's while good are not "great"....Already broke the in the ski attachment for skins....Pretty funny really....TM
How did it break? Is the ski still usable?
by Roelant
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: 4th
Replies: 30
Views: 4606

Re: 4th

Really, did you just read his post and envision the situations the man was in? It doesn't sound to me like he "enjoyed" that context, he was just reflecting on how nice it was to get along nowadays, by contrasting the shitty times for everyone in Detroit in the past, with now: I know I and the blac...
by Roelant
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: 4th
Replies: 30
Views: 4606

Re: 4th

Hey guys, I'm just a minor forum user here. Only been to the US once. I liked it a lot. I met a lot of nice people, had a great time. Not once asked about politics. I don't care about who votes what. I've travelled all over the world for work, including Venezuela, Colombia, Northern African, Asia......
by Roelant
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack
Replies: 9
Views: 1901

Re: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack

The E99 has updated design every few years, and if you're a bit lucky you may get a previous model with a substantial price reduction. My brother got his E99 waxless (though without easy skin mount) for 200 USD equivalent including bindings, a few years ago, and it is a very capable do it all ski. I...
by Roelant
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Finest Leathers: Nordic Norm 75mm Backcountry/Telemark Boots
Replies: 156
Views: 57817

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

Variety wise, I'm trying to make the most of the NN binding system and now own 3 pairs of boots. Down from just one pair of NNNBC boots 2 months ago. The NNN-BC Crispi Stetinds will be used for my Lundhags Skates and when we have winter guests on my older skis. I first got the Alico Ski March for 50...