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by Cannatonic
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes Mountain Tour 51
Replies: 30
Views: 13816

Re: Asnes Mountain Tour 51

Alaska looks gorgeous! Good to know you could make turns with these - there is something about the softer edgeless tips I really like. It makes the MT51's a comfortable ski vs. a pure XC ski. It goes over bumps & chunky stuff smoothly because of the tips flexing. Not surprised that makes it easier t...
by Cannatonic
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What do you carry in day packs? Backcountry XCd
Replies: 18
Views: 859

Re: What do you carry in day packs? Backcountry XCd

Now, is it likely that you will eject right over a brothel in friendly territory? Is it likely they'd be out of condoms? Maybe, maybe not....but do you really want to be "that guy"? :lol: :lol: pretty funny but condoms also have many uses - they're waterproof, could be used to keep medication dry o...
by Cannatonic
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What do you carry in day packs? Backcountry XCd
Replies: 18
Views: 859

Re: What do you carry in day packs? Backcountry XCd

I'd add herbal medicine (congrats to our friends in Arizona, Montana & New Jersey :mrgreen: ) and a down jacket. I've got a down jacket I squeeze into a small stuff sack, barely takes up any room. If you're laying in the snow with a leg injury these are the first two things I'd want. On alpine tours...
by Cannatonic
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Which Asnes model for Colorado backcountry?
Replies: 41
Views: 2295

Re: Which Asnes model for Colorado backcountry?

For me the question would come down to making telemark turns down the mountain - trying to get some powder turns or enjoyable downhill turns as part of the tour. If yes then I would prefer something like Nansen or Nato Combat. If not, then the E99/Gamme type ski all the way. The best choice for long...
by Cannatonic
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: help me find a 3-pin 75mm boot that won't explode here in the hills
Replies: 37
Views: 2156

Re: help me find a 3-pin 75mm boot that won't explode here in the hills

>>What is your personal favourite- the Antarctic vs Rifugio? that's a difficult question - very nice workmanship on both of these. I would have to say Andrew is in a class by themselves, the leather itself is incredible, very thick and plush-feeling. Conforms to your feet faster & better. But the bi...
by Cannatonic
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alico NNN BC Boots
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Alico NNN BC Boots

wow, congrats....what a find! Mint condition!!! This harkens back to the day when Merrell was also making one-piece leather NNNBC boots. So you have the same Alico boot now in NNNBC and 75mm?? cool! I'm guessing these were on ebay in Europe?
by Cannatonic
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: help me find a 3-pin 75mm boot that won't explode here in the hills
Replies: 37
Views: 2156

Re: help me find a 3-pin 75mm boot that won't explode here in the hills

simple answer to this question - Crispi Antarctic (and "Bre" or whatever it's called) and Andrew Rifugio. Rifugio being a little heavier and beefier. Vastly better than the glued 75mm soles and only slightly more expensive than those boots.
by Cannatonic
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada
Replies: 147
Views: 73778

Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Gareth's comments are spot-on....I enjoyed skiing a pair of 200cm E99's because the camber got squashed down and they flexed like an old-school tele ski. But the camber is stiffer on the Gamme, I don't think a 200 would act like a tele ski, it would act like a too-short XC ski.
by Cannatonic
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?
Replies: 37
Views: 5045

Re: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?

My take on this is that if your boots are old don’t rely on them for an expedition. agree! The only boot issue I've had were my old Alpina NNNBC boots - one of the uppers de-glued and completely separated from the sole while kicking through some crud. They were 20 years old so it wasn't a shock. I ...
by Cannatonic
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?
Replies: 37
Views: 5045

Re: How would you repair a cracked duckbill 50 miles into the wilderness?

Here is a pic showing one guy's boots - definitely not Excursions, looks like a rubber sole but I can't see the rest of the boots, I wonder what they are? - these guys are living dangerously, what a crazy idea to ski across ice that is breaking up: https://explorersweb.com/2019/10/01/ousland-and-hor...