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by Stephen
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Sbounds...leathers
Replies: 332
Views: 201751

Re: Sbounds...leathers

Boggle my mind, blow my senses away... post some pics, man!
:o
by Stephen
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Mountain Tour 51
Replies: 22
Views: 11145

Re: Asnes Mountain Tour 51

Johnny would know better than I, but I would go +1 to Johnny’s recommendation of Varuste. I have called and emailed them several times and they have always been responsive. I bought my Alfa Guards from them at a price that was less than I would have paid for the Skarvets at REI. I most recently aske...
by Stephen
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Mountain Tour 51
Replies: 22
Views: 11145

Re: Asnes Mountain Tour 51

I will probably also add another pair of mohair 30mm xskins to that order as those are not available in the US. I’m curious why the 30”? Just for better glide? I see those listed on Neptune, but out of stock, so maybe they will have them once they get their 20/21 order from Asnes. But, Varuste migh...
by Stephen
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Mountain Tour 51
Replies: 22
Views: 11145

Re: Asnes Mountain Tour 51

Unfortunately, they said the orders were already in quite some time ago ... I don’t know if the Sept. 10th is “quite some time ago,” but that was the cut-off day for me to order my FT62s from them. Looks like I’ll be ordering online somewhere maybe overseas? LIke jyw5 said, varuste.net might be you...
by Stephen
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Mountain Tour 51
Replies: 22
Views: 11145

Re: Asnes Mountain Tour 51

When I talked to Neptune, for my FT62 special order, they said they were getting in several Asnes models in all the lengths. They expected arrival late October, early November. The new skis are not up on their website, so you would have to call to see what models they are getting. It was my understa...
by Stephen
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski to fill the Gap
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Ski to fill the Gap

Hummm, so important to be logically clear about the target... Seems like I’m looking for something that would have better glide than the FT62 (firmer snow) and better float than the MR48 (deeper, softer snow) — maybe with a preference bias towards the “float” side of the equation. The Ingstad seems ...
by Stephen
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN vs NNN-BC on 50ish waisted XC touring skis
Replies: 20
Views: 3561

Re: NNN vs NNN-BC on 50ish waisted XC touring skis

On sizing, I tried on a lot of different boots in size 47. The Alaskas felt like nice boots, but in reality, too narrow to be really comfortable, long term. I bought the Alfa Guards in 47 and, for me, they feel great. Seem about the same “size” (length) as the Alaskas, but a better heel pocket, a bi...
by Stephen
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski to fill the Gap
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Ski to fill the Gap

Woods, leaving out the MT51 wasn’t intentional, and how could I miss your secret love, the E99! :) Maybe that’s the answer I’m looking for. And, I was just looking for a sort of middle ground, based on the use-case I laid out, between the MR48 and FT62. Nothing more than that. Not that it’s their pr...
by Stephen
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for Wax Selection Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 774

Re: Looking for Wax Selection Advice

Phoenix, yeah, your’e confirming what I have been learning as I read up on different products. On the learning curve, how hard can it be — the cans have the temp numbers printed on them! Ha ha — but really, not rocket science. Man, i gotta fix my image one of these days — I just look so... blah. Loo...
by Stephen
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for Wax Selection Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 774

Re: Looking for Wax Selection Advice

I found a pretty good deal on Vauhti wax. I have always used Swix, but am starting from scratch, so thought I might give Vauhti a try on a bulk order from Finland. I know it would be harder to source individual items in the US, but not too worried about that. To be honest, I switched from Swix becau...