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by satsuma
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Total newb, looking for advice.
Replies: 19
Views: 1239

Re: Total newb, looking for advice.

Two things I disagree with here : a) Some older models of Fischer E-99 (crown) did not climb well. I also did not like the older MG pattern on Madshus waxless skis. I don't know about more recent models. b) I would recommend a NNN-BC Manual over the Auto (I own the latter); but my experience with th...
by satsuma
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alfa vs. Alpina sizing
Replies: 11
Views: 1421

Re: Alfa vs. Alpina sizing

I wear a 10 1/2 shoe. Alpina's tend to be large. In the Alpina BC1550, the size 44 is the closest fit, but caused blisters on my large toe. The size 45 is too large. In both Rossignol and Salomon boots, a size 45 fits perfectly.
by satsuma
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: When do people find time to ski??
Replies: 45
Views: 3121

Re: When do people find time to ski??

I previously lived in Louisiana, got in 1 trip of skiing per year, usually 6 days of skiing When I was teaching, it was sometimes a little longer. Since retiring, I live in a town at 1000 ft. elevation in WA state, surrounded on 2 sides by 5500 ft. mountains. It's about a 1 hour drive each way for d...
by satsuma
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Sbounds...leathers
Replies: 279
Views: 148417

Re: Sbounds...leathers

Greatgt--you must be on something other time EST. I read your 8:52 AM post at 5 AM here.
by satsuma
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Size and Ski Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

Re: Size and Ski Question

Micah E.--I was out shoveling 2-3 inches off my sidewalks in Walla Walla this morning . I might check out the golf course later. If not, later this week looks promising.
by satsuma
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pole Length
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Pole Length

The standard I am famiiar with is armpit height (for classic XC). I am 5'7' and use 140 cm poles, so 160 cm sounds reasonable. 165 cm might be better if a pole that long is made.
by satsuma
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Backcountry ski tour in Norway: boot question
Replies: 12
Views: 1240

Re: Backcountry ski tour in Norway: boot question

NNN-BC boots certainly don't all fit the same. Try a different brand (if possible). I got rid of my Alpina BC-1550's when I found the Rossi BCX-6 fit perfectly.
by satsuma
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski for Light Feb 9-16
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Ski for Light Feb 9-16

I don't know if anyone else has been to one of these events. It involves sighted leading visually impaired skiers in xc, classical, track skiing. It is a week commitment of time (for skiing!), and a substantial amount of money as well, but worth it if you can afford both. I am posting this since the...
by satsuma
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Talk me out of wax skis (combat)
Replies: 36
Views: 3699

Re: Talk me out of wax skis (combat)

I have skied the 88's on unbroken snow near here, and they are just as fast as my Discovery 68's. However, I couldn't say that they were significantly better at trail breaking. I haven't skied the '78s. I was up at Horseshoe Prairie on Tuesday and there were tracks on some of the trails (which were ...
by satsuma
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Talk me out of wax skis (combat)
Replies: 36
Views: 3699

Re: Talk me out of wax skis (combat)

Micah E, your pictures look at the route from the Balloon Tree road snowmobile trail to Spout Springs (but could be anywhere).