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by lilcliffy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: thanks for all the fish
Replies: 37
Views: 908

Re: thanks for all the fish

moo! ha! ha! You have just joined the GAS Support Group! We try and sell the GAS Support Group with the lie that these conversations are meant to help you cope with addiction and cure your disease... The truth is that we have these conversations to support and encourage GAS! (Along with actual skiin...
by lilcliffy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: thanks for all the fish
Replies: 37
Views: 908

Re: thanks for all the fish

NNNBC and Alaska are a match made in heaven for a ski with these dimensions and flex. The boot is more than enough to pressure, flex and edge this ski- they are only 62mm underfoot. The sole flex of the Alaska combined with the pivot and flexor of the NNNBC binding also maximizes the kick that this ...
by lilcliffy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: thanks for all the fish
Replies: 37
Views: 908

Re: thanks for all the fish

Was thinking about your post when I was out in the barn doing chores tonight- I realized something about your challenges with the telemark turn: YOU ARE SKIING ON DOUBLE-CAMBERED SKIS WITH AN EFFECTIVE WAX POCKET! Dude- I rarely use a true telemark with my full-on double-cambered skis in XC lengths ...
by lilcliffy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Altai Skis Hok Review
Replies: 42
Views: 13195

Re: Altai Skis Hok Review

I am starting to consider pulling the NNNBC binding off my Hoks... It isn't the NNNBC boot (Alaska) or binding (Magnum) that I am unhappy with- it is the fact that the adapter plate effectively acts as a riser. I don't like it- especially with a soft leather XC boot. I may move to 3-pin, or go back ...
by lilcliffy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Fischer Excursion 88 Easy Skin (S bound series)
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Fischer Excursion 88 Easy Skin (S bound series)

The Hok is a wonderful XC and downhill ski in deep, soft snow- is virtually useless otherwise. (People keep going on about this "ski-shoeing" business- to me it is just a marketing ploy to attract snowshoers to XC skiing- which is a GREAT THING!!! But- they are definitely skis- they kick, ...
by lilcliffy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help Me Choose: Burly Leather Boots vs. Soft Plastic Boots
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: Help Me Choose: Burly Leather Boots vs. Soft Plastic Boots

I would say that a burly leather boot will ski more like a light plastic boot than it will like a boot like the Alpina Alaska. I agree with you Al. There is a huge difference between a leather Telemark boot and a leather XC boot. The Alaska is a XC boot- period. It may have the appearance of a moun...
by lilcliffy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help Me Choose: Burly Leather Boots vs. Soft Plastic Boots
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: Help Me Choose: Burly Leather Boots vs. Soft Plastic Boots

The Alico Ski March has a high-quality inner boot with layers of Thinsulate insulation and a Cambrelle breathable layer.

I would not treat this boot with an oil-based treatment- your feet will be cold and wet.
by lilcliffy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help Me Choose: Burly Leather Boots vs. Soft Plastic Boots
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: Help Me Choose: Burly Leather Boots vs. Soft Plastic Boots

Hey Derrick- great to hear from you again! Leather boot treatment. Here's the recnt thread on this site: http://www.telemarktalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1260&hilit=leather+boot+treatment&start=20 Oil-based treatments do wonders for conditioning and maintaining leather. There are two resu...
by lilcliffy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 1350

Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Got a real shit show mess of precipitation over the last 36 hours. Started with almost 40cm of beautiful soft snow- then finished with freakin rain this morning and 5C!!!??? Temperature will be almost -20C by dawn tomorrow morning, FRACK! Just finished marking all of my exams for this semester tonig...
by lilcliffy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help Me Choose: Burly Leather Boots vs. Soft Plastic Boots
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: Help Me Choose: Burly Leather Boots vs. Soft Plastic Boots

Lo-Fi- man- awesome stuff as always!! I have both the XCD 10th Mtn/Epoch and the XCD Guide/Annum with both NNNBC and 3-pin-cable bindings on all four ( :oops: ) of these setups... Personally- I am not a huge fan of either of these skis on hard/dense/icy and/or groomed snow- I love them on soft BC sn...

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