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by NordicWilly
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Mountain Tour 51
Replies: 30
Views: 13848

Re: Asnes Mountain Tour 51

On a traditional ski like the MT51 length is everything. If you want stability and control going down hills you should look at another ski. The MT51 is a classic "Tur-Langrenn" ski, whose DNA is unbroken over the past 50+ years. My wood Asnes Tur-Langrenn's from the early 70's are almost identical ...
by NordicWilly
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Mountain Tour 51
Replies: 30
Views: 13848

Re: Asnes Mountain Tour 51

What are the pros and cons of sizing down by 1-2 sizes (say from 210 to 200) on the MT51s? Would the shorter skis provide better stability control on the downhills? On the con side, would you notice the drag much on the K&G? I’ve seen lots of discussions here about ski length, but curious how much i...
by NordicWilly
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Favorite daypack for half-day trips?
Replies: 13
Views: 1407

Re: Favorite daypack for half-day trips?

Many thanks all for the great recommendations on the packs and backcountry wisdom. You’ve given me much to chew on. One of the challenges seems to be figuring out how much to bring for the what-if scenarios, like suffering a bad injury when going solo. I’ve suffered enough falls to realize how easil...
by NordicWilly
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Favorite daypack for half-day trips?
Replies: 13
Views: 1407

Re: Favorite daypack for half-day trips?

Many thanks @Danylewich. Looks like ideal size. I am warming up to that vest-style.

Here is link for reference:
https://ultimatedirection.com/fastpack-15/
by NordicWilly
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Favorite daypack for half-day trips?
Replies: 13
Views: 1407

Favorite daypack for half-day trips?

Last winter I made a wrong turn that morphed a 2 hour trip into a 4 hour one. The silver lining was that I made a resolution to improve not only my crappy navigation skills (& tools), but also my level of preparation for the unexpected when skiing an unfamiliar area. The weather started to turn nast...
by NordicWilly
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Mountain Tour 51
Replies: 30
Views: 13848

Re: Asnes Mountain Tour 51

Thanks all. Will definitely check out Varuste.

Regarding the timing, early bird gets the worm this year. I’m purchasing in September after having seen the consumer runs this year on anything related to fitness, hobbies, home improvement, etc. Try buying a bike or BBQ now. There’s nothing left!
by NordicWilly
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Mountain Tour 51
Replies: 30
Views: 13848

Re: Asnes Mountain Tour 51

Thanks @Stephen . I spoke with Neptune today. Unfortunately, they said the orders were already in quite some time ago and that MT51s were not one of the models. Looks like I’ll be ordering online somewhere maybe overseas?
by NordicWilly
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Mountain Tour 51
Replies: 30
Views: 13848

Re: Asnes Mountain Tour 51

Sounds like a great plan! Are you located in US? I was wondering how to order the MT51s because Neptune does not appear to carry them. Is it better to order from Varuste than direct from Asnes?
by NordicWilly
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Mountain Tour 51
Replies: 30
Views: 13848

Re: Asnes Mountain Tour 51

Many thanks Woodserson for the detailed feedback on what the MT51s are best suited for. I’m still learning the finer points on shape, rocker, etc. Even with the step waddle-waddle turns :lol: , do you find the MT51s are generally more stable on the downhills than your tracks skis because of the extr...
by NordicWilly
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Mountain Tour 51
Replies: 30
Views: 13848

Re: Asnes Mountain Tour 51

I’m eyeballing the MT51s for steel edge skinnies 50/50 track/off-track, but just wondering about the camber. Is the camber full-blown 2x like a track ski? Or reduced to 1.5? I would prefer a reduced camber for some of the steeper downhills that I face (defintely not my strength :oops: ). By comparis...