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by satsuma
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: BCXC in the Seattle area
Replies: 11
Views: 225

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: 14
Views: 436

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: 314

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...
by satsuma
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Best Wax for Snow Dust, Frosted Leaves & Grass
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Best Wax for Snow Dust, Frosted Leaves & Grass

14-20 inches of powder snow in the Blue Mountains (NE Oregon/SE WA)at 5000 ft. Somewhat more snow in the Selkirks (NW WA, N ID). Maybe less in the Cascades at similar elevations (5000 ft.).

We may get snow tonight at 1000 ft.
by satsuma
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Can I screw NNN-BC bindings to NIS plates?
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Can I screw NNN-BC bindings to NIS plates?

I have NIS plates on my track skis. There no screws involved with NIS plates. The advantage of these (with NNN bindings) is you will later be able to switch the bindings to new skis with NIS plates without damage to either ski. The Rossi X-5 and X-6 are pretty sturdy and warm boots--It hink you coul...
by satsuma
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: TELEWIKI - The Telemark Skiing Wiki Knowledge Base
Topic: Nordic Backcountry Telemark Ski Boot Size Conversion Charts Depository
Replies: 11
Views: 616

Re: Nordic Backcountry / Telemark Boot Size Conversion Charts Depository

Here is Alpina's official size table, copied from the Alaska page on their site (http://www.alpinasports.com/product/alaska/224): ALPINA SIZE.png alpina size.pdf They don't sell any of the 1/2 sizes of course. I wear a 10 1/2 shoe, or sometimes 11. Alpina or Rossi fits me with a 44, Salomon with a ...
by satsuma
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: is it time?
Replies: 18
Views: 830

Re: is it time?

XC skiing today in the Blue Mountains on 6-10 inches of ungroomed but tracked powder. It was raining 15 minutes after I left the parking lot to come home. However, more snow is coming later in the week. 49 North is open, Mt. Spokane is opening Saturday, and I expect White Pass (Cascades) is opening ...
by satsuma
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski for heavyweights
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Ski for heavyweights

Thanks for the responses. The USGI skis will make sense if he is willing to wax. They may also make sense for me as a trailbreaking ski (at 200 cm) with the same requirement.
by satsuma
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Ski for heavyweights
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Ski for heavyweights

Here is the reverse of the problem below. I have become acquainted with a person that moved here from Alabama, and he thinks he is interested in learning to ski. He is 6'2" and 315 lbs. Is there any appropriate ski for this weight? Otherwise, if and when he gets around to purchasing skis, I wou...
by satsuma
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: "Junior" Sized 150 waxless BCXC skis?
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: "Junior" Sized 150 waxless BCXC skis?

http://www.akers-ski.com/product/17797.html

These sound a lot like the Alpina Control Edge skis, which are a light duty backcountry/touring ski. 155 cm seems to be the right length. Not inexpensive, thought.

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