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by joeatomictoad
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Beware the Ides.
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Beware the Ides.

If Caesar frequented the mountains, perhaps this warning would foreshadow a nasty avalanche instead of an assassination. But in all honesty, if a fortune teller told you to be aware of avalanche on 15-Mar, which was forecast to be a perfect bluebird day... how many would actually heed this warning, ...
by joeatomictoad
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How important is ski weight to xcd skiing?
Replies: 21
Views: 567

Re: How important is ski weight to xcd skiing?

You can sense a community of modest folk when...
  • The subject of the thread is "How important is ski weight to xcd skiing?", and the phrase kick turn has not been uttered once yet.
No heroes here. Y'all humble af.
by joeatomictoad
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How important is ski weight to xcd skiing?
Replies: 21
Views: 567

Re: How important is ski weight to xcd skiing?

bwm8142 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:16 pm
I am trying to decide what ski to get next year (because I have a problem)
@bwm8142
What's the problem you're trying to solve by getting new skis? Technical problem with the old skis? Manifest destiny of the ski quiver?
by joeatomictoad
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: My 5 year old's new backcountry(oops) setup
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: My 5 year old's new backcountry(oops) setup

BennyBlanco wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:44 am
I should of signed off on that post as Clown of the Week.
As long as, "We all float down here," is not part of weekly agenda... then it's all good in the hood.
by joeatomictoad
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How do I ski the bumps in tele??!!
Replies: 70
Views: 4692

Re: How do I ski the bumps in tele??!!

fisheater wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:22 am
...special kudos to the camera man.
Y u no see cameraman bloopers?
1. They are all badasses, and never mess up.
2. They control the stock, and can edit it out!
by joeatomictoad
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: My 5 year old's new backcountry(oops) setup
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: My 5 year old's new backcountry(oops) setup

The linear length ratio of binding:ski is so big in that picture. If I didn't know, and with proper camera angles, lighting, background, etc... I could have mistaken this a customized setup for clown feet.
Clown ski.png
by joeatomictoad
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Why I bought an AT setup...after 35 years of only skiing Tele
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Why I bought an AT setup...after 35 years of only skiing Tele

bauerb wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:25 pm
...of course there were always guys, particularly Cat 4/5 with more money than discipline and they would talk about spending hundreds or thousands to shave 500g...but when you looked at them, you'd think: stop eating donuts and shed 10lbs, its free.
Mmmmmm, doughnut.
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by joeatomictoad
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Summit Cone 106 review
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Summit Cone 106 review

in a nutshell: Whitefish is exactly what I was looking for. I wanted the opposite of Aspen, Vail, Whistler, etc. bauerb Would you be as bold to say that it's the Montana version of Arapahoe, A-Basin?... because I cannot think of a place that is more anti-Vail Resorts and still has good terrain.
by joeatomictoad
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How do I ski the bumps in tele??!!
Replies: 70
Views: 4692

Re: How do I ski the bumps in tele??!!

My arms tend to be closer to a 10 o'clock/2 o'clock position in relation to my body than to a straight ahead position. That way, if a pole plant gets hung up, it doesn't push my hand backward, which would drive my elbow back which would result in my core body position dropping back. The "me" from e...
by joeatomictoad
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Summit Cone 106 review
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Summit Cone 106 review

joeatomictoad wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:37 am
@bauerb
Do you have a review of Whitefish ski area...?
Sorry, there's a whole thread about your experiences this month (duh.) For some reason, in my simple monkey mind, I had associated it with a different user. Apologies for the ignorance. ¡Cheers!