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by satsuma
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for BC XCd Ski Recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 902

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: 314

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: 322

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.
by satsuma
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: northwestern travelers
Replies: 0
Views: 78

northwestern travelers

I can't find the thread, but I remember someone mentioning they were planning on traveling in the northwest and were looking for places to camp and ski. The event below may be of interest (I won't be there). Anthony Lakes has parking for campers with an Oregon or California snow park pass. https://w...
by satsuma
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The crappiest conditions ever?
Replies: 20
Views: 710

Re: The crappiest conditions ever?

We normally get dry, powdery snow in the Blues until mid-March., but it was raining there last Friday, I did not try to ski last weekend. It's not worth skiing on untracked rain crust. This Friday, more rain forecast there, along with White Pass (in the Cascades), and Mt. Spokane. I would expect the...
by satsuma
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear

One other comment--with your height, I would stick with "short size" skies, ie those made in lengths where the skis made for heaviest skiers are 189-195 cm NOT 205-210 cm. I am 5'7", used to be the same weight as you. I think you will find the shorter skis, although somewhat slower, a...
by satsuma
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear

The skis you have mentioned will not fit in groomed tracks. The maximum width a groomed track will fit is about 68 mm. I'll finish my reply later.
by satsuma
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for BC XCd Ski Recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 902

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 liit...
by satsuma
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The friggin' Triple Rs
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: The friggin' Triple Rs

Similar in Eastern Washington. We actually had snow in Walla Walla yesterday, but the inversion is supposed to end. The Blues had about 4 inches yesterday. I didn't ski this week but plan to be out skiing Thursday or Friday I don't know if Bluewood or Anthony Lakes will be open by next weekend.
by satsuma
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Grip waxing fishscale bases?
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: Grip waxing fishscale bases?

Waxless bases will grip on anything but ice. In snow that sticks, use a liquid wax like Swix F-4 on the waxless pattern to prevent sticking. What will help on ice is ice klister. I have not used it, we don't get those conditions around here, I only saw them on one of my trips to New Hampshire. It wo...

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