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by jyw5
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack

Based on your report, Leo, I think I may have to get a pair of Asnes or Fischer instead. Life is too short for bad or mediocre skis. In the past 5 ski days, my poor S112s have taken a few more hits. But I have gone to some amazing areas I have never thought possible at any month of the year. I am th...
by jyw5
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: XCD - the past and future of skiing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3654

Re: XCD - the past and future of skiing?

I'm wondering whether XCD is more than just the past of skiing, ranging back to the days before resorts with lifts. So will downhill skiing return to the place it came from? Will it once again be the reward for a climb? Will cross country and downhill merge back into each other for the broad majori...
by jyw5
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: XCD - the past and future of skiing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3654

Re: XCD - the past and future of skiing?

Happy July 4th from Alaska. 81F at sea level today. found some snow after hiking up about a mile.

Fischer S112, NNN BC auto, Alfa Quest Core boots.


by jyw5
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 694
Views: 317797

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Still rocking it! Teleturns too hard in this snow for me. cheating with p turns.

April Bowl, Summer Soltice.
Will try to make a better video next week -- hopefully sunny.

by jyw5
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 694
Views: 317797

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Still good. Happy July 1st!

Snowbird Pass, AK at 5200ft. Lush green and buggy below 3500ft. I was swarmed by 1.5 miles of small black flies in the valley...jogged as fast as I could with my skis and pack. Skiing 1500ft vertical was worth it.
by jyw5
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack

Thanks for your responses! Hope you all are having a good summer. I may get the E99 if a good deal comes along. Although, it looks like the OT65 is quite skiiable down moderate slopes. June was a stellar month here in AK with snow still to be had at 4000ft. We still have a 2-3 ft base in some areas ...
by jyw5
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack

I am referring to the red skis. Rossignol OT 65 Positrack looks like they have 3/4 metal edges. These are slightly wider than the Asnes MT51 but these are waxless and they are much cheaper. Any know how they would do going downhill on spring corn or end of season mash potatoes? How is the camber? co...
by jyw5
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 694
Views: 317797

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Nice photos! The one on the Ruth is cool. I want to go back again next Spring. Didn't get enough time there last month. Happy Summer Solstice! April Bowl, Hatcher Pass. easy skiing by the road. going to do laps tomorrow as this snow is maybe good for another week at most...then lots of hiking will b...
by jyw5
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 694
Views: 317797

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

I really enjoy your photos and videos as well, probably more than most, as I spent most of my adult life in Alaska. Just for old time sake, here is a photo near Chitna Pass on a week long spring ski trip circa 1978. 1978 was an era before bear spray and I now shutter to think about my spring skis i...
by jyw5
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 694
Views: 317797

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Friendship Pass and the Pinnacle. Today was a friendlier day.

Fischer S112, NNN BC, Alfa Quest Core boots
EZ skins in the AM.