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by jyw5
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: FT 62
Replies: 32
Views: 4357

Re: FT 62

Used the 172 cm FT62 on 8inch of fresh snow today. They were great off trail. Packed rutted snowmachine trail was a bit squirrelly but I managed just fine.
by jyw5
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Baldy Trailhead, Wasilla, AK
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Baldy Trailhead, Wasilla, AK

Nice! long skinny skis are tough to turn. my 185cm skog are quite difficult for me. the 172cm ft62 and 169cm s112 are much easier. I am learning to step turn and also plant poles to jump turn on lower angles and gradually able to do it on steeper descents...takes alot of practice. You will eventuall...
by jyw5
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: FT 62
Replies: 32
Views: 4357

Re: FT 62

I used the 185cm Skog and 169cm S112 on Saturday and the 172cm FT62 and S112 today. My wife is on her 169cm S112. We switched off both days. Saturday was a better day. The temp was 18F and warmed up 28F. flat light. We skiied from the parking lot of Independence Mine to High Grade Mine. The Skog did...
by jyw5
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: FT 62
Replies: 32
Views: 4357

Re: FT 62

I'm skiing Gold Cord Basin to High Grade Mine and maybe loop up to Cross Hill and down tomorrow. There should be inches of new snow over a hard windpacked frozen base. I'll be taking the Skog with mohair. these conditions are fine on S112 or FT62 but its a fairly slow on the approach...not much k&g....
by jyw5
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: FT 62
Replies: 32
Views: 4357

Re: FT 62

having spent a great deal of time at hatcher pass, I think there is a real need for a quiver of skis. the conditions change alot. choosing the right ski for you depends on where you want to ski, what type of conditions you want to ski in. I agree that if you want no fuss downhill oriented skiing, T4...
by jyw5
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: FT 62
Replies: 32
Views: 4357

Re: FT 62

The FT62 is a pretty downhill oriented ski. and great on good snow. it does terribly in Alaska. dont know why you want it...unless you ski 100 days/yr (if so, you have a good time on them 10-15 days max) I used them early this season and hardly at all last season. the problem with AK is that most da...
by jyw5
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Losing Popularity?
Replies: 24
Views: 1790

Re: Losing Popularity?

... I had quite a few choices of ski last year when making a purchase, but I have found very little this year. I live in the United States. REI has only 4 options, with no Fischer skis at all (was looking for 112s). Backcountry has only 3. My local shops might have some Rossignol 60-somethings (ble...
by jyw5
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Åsnes NOSI 76 Ski Review
Replies: 30
Views: 6940

Re: Åsnes NOSI 76 Ski Review

I am looking to replace my S112 next season. I think the Nosi 76 might be it. I honestly never did like the scales on the S112. Nice to have when your skins fail but when that happens, the scales arent that grippy anyway. I keep skins on for most of the late spring and summer when I use the S112. I ...
by jyw5
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Climbing skins vs kicker skins
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: Climbing skins vs kicker skins

skimo.co sometimes carries 50mm full length mohair skins which would be all you need. I can take those off without even taking the skis off. its great. but for the most part, unless you are skiing super steep mountains, you dont need anything more than 30-40mm for 62mm underfoot. I also use full 62m...
by jyw5
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 812
Views: 444289

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

nice view of the inlet from 4000ft above.

Cecilie and I have a special relationship.

sea to summit: