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by Genoah77
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: kick wax for in-track skiing?
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: kick wax for in-track skiing?

Thanks for the tips, and I certainly will be on the lookout for lycra ninjas ;)
by Genoah77
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: kick wax for in-track skiing?
Replies: 8
Views: 478

kick wax for in-track skiing?

I've read that using just kick wax like swix polar as a base is very popular. Will this also work for in-track skiing, or is glide wax the better choice? I know this is slightly outside the purview of TT, but I was just curious.
by Genoah77
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: TELEWIKI - The Telemark Skiing Wiki Knowledge Base
Topic: LilCliffy's Nordic Backcountry Touring Waxing
Replies: 21
Views: 21610

Re: LilCliffy's Nordic Backcountry Touring Waxing

Ok thanks! Tried out my new skis today finally, and we've already got -20 with the windchill!

Another related question is off track waxing versus waxing skis to be used in a track...

Will this also work for on track skiing too? Or is using the usual glide wax and kick wax combo better on track?
by Genoah77
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New skis
Replies: 8
Views: 3153

Re: New skis

Thanks phoenix. For waxless, is it essentially the same, other than not waxing the scales?
by Genoah77
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New skis
Replies: 8
Views: 3153

Re: New skis

Ok thanks! So with a new ski, is one layer of prep wax enough (whether it's base wax or polar), or is it better to have multiple layers?
by Genoah77
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New skis
Replies: 8
Views: 3153

Re: New skis

Thanks :) can I just prep with polar first, or is a softer wax better for the first pass?

Haha Nitram, that would be the dream. They were a good deal though ;)
by Genoah77
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New skis
Replies: 8
Views: 3153

New skis

Hey everyone,

Just got my E99s in the mail today. Does anyone have tips for prepping the skis before I get out there?
by Genoah77
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: TELEWIKI - The Telemark Skiing Wiki Knowledge Base
Topic: LilCliffy's Nordic Backcountry Touring Waxing
Replies: 21
Views: 21610

Re: LilCliffy's Nordic Backcountry Touring Waxing

Hey LilCliffy, Thanks for this invaluable thread! I decided to go with the 200 cm E99 Xtralites, which were on sale for a great price! Coming in the mail soon... So on that note, for new skis: Is there extra prep necessary, like more ironing and corking to get more polar wax to seep into the new bas...
by Genoah77
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Recommendation for XCd ski for central Alberta foothills
Replies: 20
Views: 5945

Re: Recommendation for XCd ski for central Alberta foothills

Yes lilcliffy, you are right about my XC focus. Sounds good, I will weigh the importance of turning and of flotation before deciding on length. Good advice for flattening the camber, Ben. As my family wants to be ready to just get out there this season, I actually bought 9 (!) pairs of skis for supe...
by Genoah77
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Recommendation for XCd ski for central Alberta foothills
Replies: 20
Views: 5945

Re: Recommendation for XCd ski for central Alberta foothills

Thanks for the help everyone!

I did find an older Europa 99 online with 3 pin bindings, but I haven't chosen between those and NNNBC...

So should I go for 195+ cm for my height and weight? Especially since I may have a pack.