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by lilcliffy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: the magic and power of grip wax
Replies: 56
Views: 1906

Re: the magic and power of grip wax

So- I have a number of Nordic touring skis waxed up at the moment: 1) 210cm Asnes Combat Nato: Swix Polar ironed and buffed into the entire base- kick wax on top (in the kick zone). 2) 205cm Madshus Eon Wax: Swix Polar ironed and buffed into the entire base- kick wax on top (in the kick zone). 3) 21...
by lilcliffy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: the magic and power of grip wax
Replies: 56
Views: 1906

Re: the magic and power of grip wax

In order try and keep myself straight on describing this: When I say "kick wax" I am speaking of grip wax applied to the kick zone of the ski- intended to provide grip on the snow temperature of the day. When I speak of "grip wax" I am speaking of grip wax in general- applied any...
by lilcliffy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Falketind 62 Review
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Falketind 62 Review

Woodserson wrote:
lilcliffy wrote:
Do they have a track groove?



Is this important anymore?

I sent an email to Asnes for some clarification on the FT62 vs. FT68- and, specifically the function of the track groove!
by lilcliffy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Falketind 62 Review
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Falketind 62 Review

Hello Gareth, that is my son Nick. He is as tall as me at fifteen. I mounted a three pin cable, without risers, pins on balance point. I reasoned that there was no need for a riser plate at 62 mm under foot. It was also my thought that at least for kick and glide a ski with a lot of sidecut and rel...
by lilcliffy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Falketind 62 Review
Replies: 13
Views: 467

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: 13
Views: 467

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: 6
Views: 238

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: 380

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: 864

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: 864

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 ...

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