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by Stephen
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN BC Boots - Bent Toe Bar?
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: NNN BC Boots - Bent Toe Bar

Ok, based on all the feedback, sounds like a false alarm. After I posted, I compared mine to my wife’s and noticed a similar (but maybe less?) bend on her size 40s. Someone else just posted: As long as you don't mind a few scuffs and keep them well maintained, a full grain leather boot will last a l...
by Stephen
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN BC Boots - Bent Toe Bar?
Replies: 8
Views: 168

NNN BC Boots - Bent Toe Bar?

Well, I managed to put a very minor bend in the SS Toe Bar on my NNN BC boots. Assume that the toe bar is the same on all NNN BC boots (soles made by Rottefella)? Boot still goes into binding. Nothing is lose, just a slight bend in the bar. Curious if anyone else has run into this? Boots are size 47...
by Stephen
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Suggestions for some soft shell pants?
Replies: 22
Views: 296

Re: Suggestions for some soft shell pants?

I found the OR Trailbreaker to be uncomfortable because it was low-waisted for me and rode on my hips, rather than my waist. I had to cinch them up tight and they still slipped down. The Arc’teryx Gamma AR pants are real comfortable, in that respect, but aren’t what you’re looking for. I found the M...
by Stephen
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Waxing Noob Question
Replies: 24
Views: 358

Re: Waxing Noob Question

My idea of aggressive corking is: X-Skin to Heel and back, twice; Then a sweep X-Ski to Heel , to smooth. About 30 seconds, total, with hard pressure, except for the final smoothing sweep back. I’m no wimp, but I wasn’t a concrete contractor, either! (At least I hope I’m not a wimp!) :lol: Maybe tha...
by Stephen
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Waxing Noob Question
Replies: 24
Views: 358

Re: Waxing Noob Question

Here is a tip to add to what others have said. If you get some kick but not enough go with more of the same wax. Either more area or thicker. If you get no resistance at all you usually need to go to a warmer wax. I like this subtle distinction! Also don't over cork it or it might not work for the ...
by Stephen
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Waxing Noob Question
Replies: 24
Views: 358

Re: Waxing Noob Question

My thoughts... You have plenty of wax on the tips and tails, you don’t need more (and skip the green in the future). Don’t iron in the wax in the grip zone — like you said, that mixes the Polar/ Green / Blue. You don’t want a mix in the grip zone, you want just the wax for the conditions. Like Woods...
by Stephen
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Crisis of confidence- re-using holes
Replies: 18
Views: 291

Re: Crisis of confidence- re-using holes

+1 for same holes and high-quality epoxy. I have found it hard to get the epoxy (or any glue) to actually coat the entire interior wall of the hole. I use a match stick, or similar, to work the glue all the way around and down the hole. My goal isn’t to fill the hole with glue, but to make sure the ...
by Stephen
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New FT62 Q/A — How true should new skis be?
Replies: 18
Views: 1628

Re: New FT62 Q/A — How true should new skis be?

On the off chance someone may see this topic in the future, I want to state that Asnes was very quick to fully resolved this problem, to my complete satisfaction (for which they deserve recognition). I don’t want to elaborate beyond that (and create expectations) but will say I was quite impressed b...
by Stephen
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Leather boot resort skiing
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: Leather boot resort skiing

Everyone who has replied so far is a WAY better skier than I am.
I have limited experience on the FT62, and would say they are great in powder but don’t seem to hold an edge well on firm snow.