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by satsuma
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Snow!
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Snow!

It's the desert here--no precipitation here since June 5. Maybe some tonight at 5000'.

BTW, my profile picture was taken on the Moulton trails overlooking Butte.
by satsuma
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: happy summer, ya'll
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: happy summer, ya'll

Roller skiing a couple of times a week, and trying to sail with no wind.
by satsuma
Mon May 21, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 448
Views: 112673

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

This has nothing to do with skiing--picture of sunrise yesterday (after early morning rain)
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by satsuma
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scales vs. Kicker-Skins
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: Scales vs. Kicker-Skins

Scales don't work on ice, which I assume is what you were skiing on, given the temperatgures. Kicker skins might be easier than ice klister, which is probably the wax you would use.
by satsuma
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: SNOW!!!! whatcha got? (Redux w/ pic)
Replies: 23
Views: 1061

Re: SNOW!!!! whatcha got? (Redux w/ pic)

10 inches at Bluewood (4500 ft). Thursday night. 16 inches Saturday night.
None in Walla Walla itself. Looks like the snow level is about 2000 ft. here.
by satsuma
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Waxless Scale Patterns- What's your favourite Flavor?
Replies: 20
Views: 1490

Re: Waxless Scale Patterns- What's your favourite Flavor?

For climbing, Alpina patterns on Discovery or Control. I haven't tried the really wide Alpina's, I would assume the patterns are also good for climbing.
by satsuma
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for BC XCd Ski Recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1540

Re: Looking for BC XCd Ski Recommendations

I am surprised that you are getting the advice to avoid waxless skis. If you are breaking trail, the glide isn't going to be much different with waxable or waxless skis. I don't think you have to worry about icy conditions in NE Washington, so grip is not an issue with waxless skis. It may be a lii...
by satsuma
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skis too long?
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: Skis too long?

I don't know where you are, but it's easier to learn good xc striding technique in groomed tracks, if you have any nearby. For that, you would need narrower skis. If you don't want to buy, you may want to rent a few times.
by satsuma
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: XCD'ing in Tetons
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: XCD'ing in Tetons

This post makes me wish I was younger and was physically up to the elevation gain here.

Next time you are in the area, you might want to check out Harriman State Park for some nice scenery and xc skiing.

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