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by lilcliffy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: the magic and power of grip wax
Replies: 48
Views: 1071

Re: the magic and power of grip wax

Excellent Master LowAngle!
by lilcliffy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Care and maintenance of plastic boots
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Care and maintenance of plastic boots

I certainly think maintaining the leather portions of composite boots makes sense- if not the leather will dry out and crack, and it may end up pinching your foot... I really don't know if there is a way to maintain the synthetic parts of the uppers...The plastic is eventually going to breakdown and...
by lilcliffy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: the magic and power of grip wax
Replies: 48
Views: 1071

Re: the magic and power of grip wax

My success with Nordic touring and XCDiing grip waxing keeps improving- the more I leave glide wax out of the recipe.

My last test is hard glide wax on the tail only- not sure yet if it is any better than grip wax on the entire base...
by lilcliffy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Yet Another Madshus Eon Review
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Yet Another Madshus Eon Review

Wicked. I have now grip-waxed the entire base of my Eon Wax- amazing grip and glide. My 15-year-old son (who is just about to get taller than me! :cry: ) has finally said goodbye to his beloved 165cm Epochs- he loves the Eon. Now he just needs to learn to do a bit of kick waxing (he went out with to...
by lilcliffy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina Alaska NNNBC
Replies: 40
Views: 15896

Re: Alpina Alaska NNNBC

BTW- I recently tried on a new pair of Alaskas- blown away by how much stiffer they are than my broken in pair. HOWEVER- the sole-flex of my broken-in Alaskas is still more supportive than a softer-flexing boot like the Rossi BCX6.(my son has a brand new pair). And my broken-in pair of Rossi BCX6 ha...
by lilcliffy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Do I need a rebar?
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: Do I need a rebar?

I have never broken an NNN toe bar- in the past the boot uppers have worn out before the sole has... HOWEVER- my current and only pair of Alaska NNNBC now has 5 seasons of very intensive skiing on them (thousands and thousands of touring kms on rolling and hilly terrain- plus as much moderate downhi...
by lilcliffy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Do I need a rebar?
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: Do I need a rebar?

Mine have been very loose for a year almost- I can wiggle both a lot, one side probably 3mm!? The rubber there is trashed Enough to see that the wire makes a 90 degree bend shortly after entering the rubber, and heads back towards the heel... I spect they are molded in and may have an additional be...
by lilcliffy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Hi from Alaska and some questions
Replies: 16
Views: 370

Re: Hi from Alaska and some questions

The snow I would say is variable. :D How's that for an answer? Around this time of year in the places I am looking at I would expect a light crust with sugar snow underneath it from the temps sucking the moisture out of it. Up higher wind blown snow concrete that you can't tell snowshoes have been ...
by lilcliffy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skiing down narrow, steep, switchbacky hiking trails
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Re: Skiing down narrow, steep, switchbacky hiking trails

we couldn't do them even with full length skins, and chickened out again and carried the skis down. ;) I don't see this as being a chicken at all my friend- people die trying to do things dangerous things in the backcountry. My wife uses S-Bound 88 with NNN-BC and leather boots, and I use Atomic Ra...
by lilcliffy
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes USGI Combat Skis
Replies: 127
Views: 23539

Re: Asnes USGI Combat Skis

That boot, binding and ski combination is wicked- you will love it- fast, smooth, snappy and stable.

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