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by satsuma
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 18
Views: 2527

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

Hi folks, its me again, and hope you had a great summer. So I got a great deal on an used Fischer S-bound 88 in NNN-BC, and ended up getting it for gentler hills (decided to postpone on wider XCDs until my wife and I become proficient in the XC) and winter camping. The ski is 169 cm in length. Now,...
by satsuma
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: It's starting
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: It's starting

Even better: "East Columbia River Gorge-Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon- Grande Ronde Valley-Wallowa County- Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon- Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon-John Day Basin-Ochoco- John Day Highlands- Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon- Foothills of the Southe...
by satsuma
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: It's starting
Replies: 1
Views: 126

It's starting

by satsuma
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Altai Skis Hok Review
Replies: 38
Views: 10109

Re: Altai Skis Hok Review

I skipped by this thread previously, just getting around to reading it. There are places (untracked trails) and times (after a snowstorm) where I have the chance to ski in powder. My skiing is mostly horizontal. The Hok looks like a good possibility for this type of skiing. I can also rent Fischerf ...
by satsuma
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help A Northeastern Trail Runner & Backpacker Build His First Nordic Backcountry Set-Up!
Replies: 66
Views: 3647

Re: Help A Northeastern Trail Runner & Backpacker Build His First Nordic Backcountry Set-Up!

I agree with most of what lilcliffy said. I am strictly an XC skier, primarily not on groomed tracks, since there is none available nearby. I don't typically make turns, I am still on trails. I ski on Alpina Discovery 68's (metal edged, 68-60-65). I originally bought these to get more stability on f...
by satsuma
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 357
Views: 76722

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

View from top of Anthony Lakes chairlift (7900 ft.) , facing south (groomed Alpine ski trails, which I was skiing are north of this location, XC trails to northwest).
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by satsuma
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How was your season?
Replies: 18
Views: 3089

Re: How was your season?

As good as the previous year (my first winter in WA), but very different. I think I did about 5 days of some kind of (ungroomed XC) in Walla Walla, where we apparently don't normally get much snowfall. It replaced my daily walk for a period of time, since the sidewalks were too dangerous--people don...
by satsuma
Fri May 26, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: KKR skis anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 583

KKR skis anyone?

Newell Brands was actually a good company--they recalled and replaced some knives for me, and even added a free gift. Not sure about KKR. HOBOKEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Winter Sports businesses, inclus...
by satsuma
Thu May 18, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 18
Views: 2527

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

I am a distance-oriented Xc skier and don't own any skis that wide, so `I won't comment on downhill capabilities of skis and keep my comments in context. 1. Unless you are skiing late season or on previously used trails, I think you will typically find the snow in your location quite powdery. Theref...
by satsuma
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 357
Views: 76722

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

My foray into Alpine skiing. View from the top of the main lift at Bluewood (SE WA State). There is still winter above 4000 ft. here. Conditions today--frozen surface in morning, softened in early afternoon--temperatures up to 40 (F). It was partly cloudy, except when I happened to be taking the pic...

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