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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: 68
Views: 4555

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: 54
Views: 7401

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: 15
Views: 469

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 ...
by rongon
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How short for Glittertind?
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: How short for Glittertind?

Rodbelan wrote:In your case, it seems that 180 is way too short. The camber is pretty soft...


I guess for me, 190 would still be 'skiing them short,' which is what I'm after.
Thanks for the quick reply.
by rongon
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How short for Glittertind?
Replies: 15
Views: 469

How short for Glittertind?

Hey Glittertind experts, I talked a friend of mine into getting a pair of Glittertinds years ago, and he's still enjoying the heck out of them. I guess it's a good ski. I don't have a skinny ski I like. I have an old pair of very stiff Karhu Pegasus, which I don't much like much. So my question is, ...
by rongon
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 27
Views: 3763

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

I skied a pair of Fischer Outtabounds (88mm tip, 68mm waist, a lot like the Excursion 88) to death over the last 10 years. I bought them as my first 'big' ski for bushwhacking and trail skiing. I got them very short for negotiating the wicked narrow trails here in the upstate NY/Vermont backcountry....
by rongon
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Vector replacement- ideas? V6/UltraVector something else?
Replies: 18
Views: 1461

Re: Vector replacement- ideas? V6/UltraVector something else?

My $0.02... After a couple of seasons on my Vector BC skis, I can say that they ski really well in a 'too short' length. I'm about 185 lbs and ski my Vector BCs in 170 cm. Yes, they're shorter than recommended for my weight, but no, they don't fold up under me and they do float well enough (I don't ...
by rongon
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Military surplus skis?
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: Military surplus skis?

Thanks for the comparison, fisheater. I actually have a pair of those Asnes mil-surplus skis from Coleman's. I bought them years ago. I slapped a basic pair of 3-pin bindings on 'em. I've skied them a bunch of times, and I agree they are great trail skis for getting from point A to point B. I rememb...
by rongon
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Military surplus skis?
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Military surplus skis?

You know, those white Karhu skis on ebay for cheap... Are they stiff like I-beams, heavy like lead? Is that why they get no love? I like skis with an approximately 90-70-80 profile. They're good jack-of-all-trades, but yes, masters of none. I understand. With those caveats in mind, how much worse is...
by rongon
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: For sale/Trade - 75mm boots - alpina/Scarpa/BD
Replies: 6
Views: 1330

Re: For sale/Trade - 75mm boots - alpina/Scarpa/BD

black diamond push shells, mondo 27.5, no liners. Used but in good shape. $80

Still available?

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