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by lilcliffy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Falketind 62 Review
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Falketind 62 Review

Do they have a track groove? Is this important anymore? I guess it depends on design intent and use. A track groove certainly helps a ski's tracking when XC skiing. The FT62 is certainly different than the FT68 (which is the redesigned Storetind)- the FT62 appears to have a track groove in the phot...
by lilcliffy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Falketind 62 Review
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Falketind 62 Review

Bob- this is fantastic information. Excellent photos BTW- is that your boy?- look at the rocker on those sticks!!!! I have a number of questions and comments- will come back to this later in the day when I have more time to comb through your excellent observations on this ski. You mounted the 3-pin ...
by lilcliffy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: A vid for you twisted minimalist typos
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: A vid for you twisted minimalist typos

I cannot begin to express how much I enjoyed that!
by lilcliffy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: Altai Kom 162cm
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Ski Review: Altai Kom 162cm

I will say I personally don't like the action/feeling of the free-pivot binding on something like this ski but this is a personal touchy-feeling thing of course. I have been very well served by the Traverse binding and my next KOM will definitely get Hardwires for the steeper down and to add more c...
by lilcliffy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Touring speed comparison of skinny dbl camber vs. fat fishscaled ski
Replies: 32
Views: 860

Re: Touring speed comparison of skinny dbl camber vs. fat fishscaled ski

I don't think I came up with hard conclusions, more a generalization that wide and especially scaled skis aren't necessarily sluggish boat anchors. I agree with you- and I certainly don't mean to give the impression that I think they are sluggish boat anchors- I don't. I just don't do myself any fa...
by lilcliffy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Touring speed comparison of skinny dbl camber vs. fat fishscaled ski
Replies: 32
Views: 860

Re: Touring speed comparison of skinny dbl camber vs. fat fishscaled ski

but it confirmed my belief that it's not the ski that determines your speed as much as the boots. I consider the T4 to be in the same weight class as my Ultras as far as touring. My conclusions were that the T4s although a little heavier toured as well as the leather boots and handled the downhill ...
by lilcliffy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: Altai Kom 162cm
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Ski Review: Altai Kom 162cm

Gareth I am a bit disappointed that in my lack of experience my voice was one that said 3 pin Hardwire. I just don't have the terrain where I would experience the benefits of a free pivot binding. Hey Bob, Well- the 3-pin hardwire still does make sense. My very local (literally out my backdoor) ter...
by lilcliffy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: Altai Kom 162cm
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Ski Review: Altai Kom 162cm

Good review Lc. I could have bought a pair at the local consignment shop for 220 bucks mounted with 3pin cables. They were gone the next day. Probably the reason I don't mind touring on the HWs is because I'm used to a heavy leather boot as opposed to an nnn bc set up. I'm glad you have a plan for ...
by lilcliffy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: Altai Kom 162cm
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Ski Review: Altai Kom 162cm

I suspect you would enjoy touring on the Koms better with SB's or some other free pivot binding. IMO, it makes these types of skis much easier to tour and climb with. Yes, you have to figure out how to pressure differently for K+G, but it's not that big of a deal. The duckbill on the T4s/Excursions...

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