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by lilcliffy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Asnes New X-Skin System Review (Nylon, Mohair and Race)
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

Re: Asnes New X-Skin System Review (Nylon, Mohair and Race)

So the plastic housing of the X-Skin attachment is beginning to break down after VERY limited use (I have been on kick wax for 95% of my touring this season so far). This X-Skin was brand new at the beginning of the season: 20190215_173146.jpg A piece of the plastic has snapped off at the corner. I ...
by lilcliffy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review
Replies: 31
Views: 2329

Re: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review

So I really pushed these boots yesterday and today. Very deep snow- faster snow today than yesterday. We have heavy snow coming down again tonight!! Have an epic gruelling hillcountry tour planned for tomorrow with these boots and my Ingstad BC. Some initial impressions: - the sole of the Guard is s...
by lilcliffy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister
Replies: 39
Views: 1012

Re: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister

You are right the mohair skin does absorb/retain water differently than nylon... They could certainly freeze if you are unable to dry them out during your multi-day trek... I don't have experience with this as I have always been able to dry out my skins on a multi-day tour, because- to date- all of ...
by lilcliffy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Gear Basket
Replies: 183
Views: 41096

Re: Gear Basket

Yeah I know they are too small for me! Man those are something. I have a special thing for Andrew boots- they make the finest logging/tree worker boots in the world- as well as 75mm Nordic boots!! I bet you those boots would cost $700CAN by the time you got them landed- if one ordered them brand new...
by lilcliffy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Gear Basket
Replies: 183
Views: 41096

Re: Gear Basket

Holy old mother f'ck! Those are beautiful.
I wonder if I can possibly make them work...Wow those are something.
by lilcliffy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC
Replies: 44
Views: 2269

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC

I would suggest that your challenge is potentially caused by snow that is difficult to wax for (which it certainly is- there is a reason why performance-orientated Classic track skiers have "zero" skis set up for that most challenging context), IF it wasn't for the fact that you are not ha...
by lilcliffy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: lack of grip undermines the entire performance of an XCD ski
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: lack of grip undermines the entire performance of an XCD ski

That Kongsvold...
Me want.
Almost bought it this year.
96-66-85mm
200cm wow
by lilcliffy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: lack of grip undermines the entire performance of an XCD ski
Replies: 6
Views: 183

lack of grip undermines the entire performance of an XCD ski

I really and truly wanted to use my 195cm Annums today. We got a good 40cm of fresh stuff in yesterdays storm and I really felt like using a ski that offers more float than my Combat Nato. I was thinking of going out with my Storetind with my Ski March boot, but I was determined to put my new Alfa G...
by lilcliffy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister
Replies: 39
Views: 1012

Re: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister

Hey Woods- What it is your base prep/wax on the Gamme- and what will it be on this tour? .................. I quite like Swix Red/Silver wax as well- though I try to save it for true early spring snows. I'd rather not have to remove it mid-winter- kicker skin man. If the snow is transformed/re-froze...
by lilcliffy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister
Replies: 39
Views: 1012

Re: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister

Can't remember which Scandi site it was- but they were recommending a narrower mohair X-Skin for either pure XC skiing or very cold, slow snow...

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