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by satsuma
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Traverse 78 Binding Recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 6453

Re: Traverse 78 Binding Recommendation

This sounds more like xc skiing to me, not much different than what I do. I would find boots that fit first, if possible. The fit will make all the difference in the world. I don't think you have any need for plastic boots, given the type of skiing you are talking about and the skis. I think you wou...
by satsuma
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer Excursion 88 vs Outtabounds - Newb
Replies: 10
Views: 5058

Re: Fischer Excursion 88 vs Outtabounds - Newb

I currently do similiar skiing on Alpina Discovery (vintage 2012) skis in the NE Oregon Blue Mountains, but Have tried the Excursion 88's (available for rent here). I like the Excursion 88's and would buy them if I needed skis and/or the Excursions were available at a sale price. They are just as fa...
by satsuma
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 550
Views: 235400

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

A picture of the Wallowa range in NE Oregon, taken last summer from the top of the Wallowa Lake Tramway and Mt. HOward (8200 ft). This is the highest range in NE Oregon. Skiing or hiking up from Wallowa Lake (approx. 4700 ft.) is beyond my capability.
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by satsuma
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 550
Views: 235400

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

From my previous experience in skiing in NH, I understand why you like waxable skis so much.
by satsuma
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Norpine Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 5848

Re: The Norpine Thread

I own a pair of BD Polar Stars, currently mounted with NNN-BC bindings and have added place for leashes. Haven't tried them yet. Probably too long for me at 200 cm.
by satsuma
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN-BC boot fit advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2660

Re: NNN-BC boot fit advice

If anyone is interested--I ended up buying a used pair of Rossi BC X6 boots in 45. On rechecking the X6 (NNN) boots I have, they are also 45'x. when I had 45 Alpina boots, there were too long, so when I bought the BC1550's, I bough 44's. My foot is a 10 1/2 (but 11 in some shoes) on the wide side, s...
by satsuma
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Best All around gears.
Replies: 11
Views: 10224

Re: Best All around gears.

I have a pair of Voile 3pin cable bindings (old style) mounted on Voile realeaseable plates which I don't and don't expect to use. My boot size is a little longer than yours, you would have to cut the cable iif you bought them.
by satsuma
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: BCXC in the Seattle area
Replies: 11
Views: 2504

Re: BCXC in the Seattle area

I don't live in the Seattle area, but about 250 miles, but I have skiied there when my daughter went to UW and still ski there occasionally. I don't want to comment on the skis, other than the weather in the Cascades is so changeable that I would suggest waxless skis. You will find yourself frequent...
by satsuma
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN-BC versus Pins: Just the facts
Replies: 35
Views: 7517

Re: NNN-BC versus Pins: Just the facts

Johnny left out Scarpa, which makes a few 75 mm boots and no NNN-BC boots. The advantage of 75 mm boots is that they can be used on heavy telemark skis as well as XC/BC skis. One could also make the same arguments regarding skis. The traditional ski lengths, and the need for ski wax, were developed ...
by satsuma
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic Backcountry Setup for Novice Skier
Replies: 8
Views: 1838

Re: Nordic Backcountry Setup for Novice Skier

An inexpenssive alternative to some of the ski suggestions would be the USGI skis from Coleman's https://colemans.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=skis ). YOu would need to mount your own bindings. I wouldn't be in a hurry to spend a lot of money on skis until you have a better idea what you want. I woul...