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by rongon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Altai Skis Still Available?
Replies: 6
Views: 3380

Re: Altai Skis Still Available?

FWIW, there are a few Sépaq parks in Québec that have trails designated for "Hok skiing"(!!). Is that a thing?
by rongon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for some advice as a new XCD skier
Replies: 15
Views: 15092

Re: Looking for some advice as a new XCD skier

Another wrinkle to this... I ski mostly in the woods in the Catskills, Berkshires, southern VT and Adirondacks. Lots of bushwhacking on skis. I like it. I use a 'light telemark' setup as a sliding snowshoe kind of thing. I don't worry too much about covering long distances as fast as I can, but rath...
by rongon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skins- off-season storage
Replies: 6
Views: 6807

Re: Skins- off-season storage

Neat trick learned from a fantastic guide I met in Canada... Instead of the commercial skin savers (which always begin to fall apart, leaving pieces of themselves embedded in the skin glue) I started using strips of non-slip rug pad instead - https://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-Premium-2-ft-x-...
by rongon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Randonee (AT) vs Telemarking?
Replies: 12
Views: 7896

Re: Randonee (AT) vs Telemarking?

The answer to the question really revolves around what kind of terrain you want to ski over/across/up/down. I went on a glacier traverse in the Canadian Rockies on my telemark rig - 3-buckle plastic boots, Voile Vector skis (no fish scales) with skins, Voile Switchback X2 bindings. There was a group...
by rongon
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Really New Skis
Replies: 32
Views: 19999

Re: Really New Skis

I just got a new-in-wrapper older pair of Vectors with smooth bases, after loving my Vector BCs for the last four seasons. Just like the Vector BCs, I have Switchback X2s on these new Vectors. I took them out for the first time yesterday, skiing the chopped up SnoCone man-made at good ol' Belleayre....
by rongon
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Base Repair for Fish-scale based skis? (Madshus Annum)
Replies: 3
Views: 2036

Base Repair for Fish-scale based skis? (Madshus Annum)

Hey, it's time for skiing! YEAH. So yeah, I went skiing, in the backcountry even. But... I hit a rock (what a surprise), and I gouged a pretty nice hole in my well-loved (and well-used) Madshus Annum skis. It's right in the middle of the fish-scale area, just reaching the wood core. Does anyone have...
by rongon
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What alpine skis are people using for telemark?
Replies: 12
Views: 3254

Re: What alpine skis are people using for telemark?

Alpine skis I've mounted with telemark bindings and skied: K2 Merlin III -- I wouldn't recommend them, but they got me started. I had Voile 3-Pin Hardwires on them. Skied them with Crispi CXT (2-buckle) boots. The worked surprisingly well with kick wax, but they were total noodles. They're long gone...
by rongon
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help A Northeastern Trail Runner & Backpacker Build His First Nordic Backcountry Set-Up!
Replies: 94
Views: 20397

Re: Help A Northeastern Trail Runner & Backpacker Build His First Nordic Backcountry Set-Up!

Boots are a nightmare for my oddly-shaped feet. I can't even get the straps and closures on Fischer NNNBC boots to close around my foot! So I have to use the Italian welted leather boots. You are not alone. I'm sure I have felt your pain. Either that, or I feel pain that is pretty similar. My solut...
by rongon
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele vs parallel.
Replies: 56
Views: 17964

Re: Tele vs parallel.

Just coz it's sorta on-topic... I remember going skiing off-piste on a day with about a foot of fresh, into the thickets, fairly steep. I was with an acquaintance who is a much, much better skier than I am. I was on my redoubtable Annum/Switchback/CXP setup, he was on Rebounds/pins/leathers. This fe...
by rongon
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How short for Glittertind?
Replies: 22
Views: 6569

Re: How short for Glittertind?

My intended use is off-trail skiing in the woods when there's soft snow, with a lot of hacking through what most sane people would classify as "impassable." Is that an all around beater ski? I'm thinking of getting the wax-base version, no fishscales. They tend to run better, so maybe the 190 would ...