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by Cannatonic
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers

oh yeah, I remember one of my best friends rocking the neon-pink Authiers back in the day.....you make a good point about hopes & dreams - people are buying the skis they would use if they were skiing big faces in Alaska, not groomers & bumps at the local hill
by Cannatonic
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Info on old model Fischer (brown) BCS 5 and Fischer Spider
Replies: 30
Views: 917

Re: Info on old model Fischer (brown) BCS 5 and Fischer Spider

>>This would make me lean towards a scaled ski if I got the Ingstad. I don't like transitioning on the short laps I'd be doing on them. He likes the long scale pattern on the E109's - I think it ruins the glide, I wouldn't want it unless the skis were for skiing corn laps. PS, why do those video's s...
by Cannatonic
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister
Replies: 54
Views: 2924

Re: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister

>>This would make me lean towards a scaled ski if I got the Ingstad. I don't like transitioning on the short laps I'd be doing on them. I was thinking the same thing - I occupy that niche also - spring skiing, short laps on local hills, you gotta use fischscales in that setting, I'd love to get fish...
by Cannatonic
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada
Replies: 113
Views: 18351

Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

very nice, I like this year's graphics on the Fischers! They seemed to lose their way for a few years there, this year is much better. You'll be ready for serious corn laps with these.
by Cannatonic
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers

OMG this guy is me! anyone familiar with my own rantings knows I've been railing against wide and shaped skis since the internet first opened in the 90's! :lol: I'm actually eerily similar to the guy in the video! Skinny middle-aged guy with a wild look in my eye - can't understand why young skiers ...
by Cannatonic
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister
Replies: 54
Views: 2924

Re: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister

I noticed the same thing skiing around on a watery mess last week - the mohair skins don't grip so well. that's probably why Asnes advises the nylon ones for wet, heavy snow...I didn't have any with me
by Cannatonic
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Finest Leathers: Nordic Norm 75mm Backcountry/Telemark Boots
Replies: 140
Views: 17675

Re: The Finest Leathers: Nordic Norm 75mm Backcountry/Telemark Boots

The Alico Ski March can be bought and mailed to your house for around $75-80, it's a stiff boot with a lot of support....

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by Cannatonic
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...

the hazards of 25-year old rubber - it eventually cracks. the leather uppers are going strong. not sure where you're located - Rocky Mountain Resole in CO is another expert re-soler of welted tele boots. Not sure if Limmer in NH will do them - isn't there a good cobbler in Vermont also? I don't have...
by Cannatonic
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer BCX-5 or Alaska BC? Choose wisely
Replies: 27
Views: 822

Re: Fischer BCX-5 or Alaska BC? Choose wisely

wow, Darn Tough has morphed into a million options since I had a pair. All the way up to "extra cusion"...impressive! We didn't do well for snow this year locally, but Mt. Washington is about 2 hours away, tons of snow in the mountains.
by Cannatonic
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Fischer BCX-5 or Alaska BC? Choose wisely
Replies: 27
Views: 822

Re: Fischer BCX-5 or Alaska BC? Choose wisely

it's a tighter weave for sure - I think I like more cushion

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