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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: 328

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: 600

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: 1245

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: 1315

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: 504

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: 603

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: 262

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: 999

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: 1264

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: 1264

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.

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