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by lilcliffy
Thu May 25, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

Meant to add this- I ski a lot without poles when using the Hok. I keep my poles strapped to my pack if I need them- but a lot of the time I am skiing without poles- including downhill.
by lilcliffy
Thu May 25, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

I was unaware about these, so thanks for pointing. The other ski to consider is the OAC XCD: https://www.skinbased.com/product-page/xcd-160-uc Very cool design- a little short as far distance efficiency- but highly maneuverable. Interesting that their website says nothing about using a single pole/...
by lilcliffy
Tue May 23, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Altai Kom skis
Replies: 133
Views: 17060

Re: Altai Kom skis

Great video and useful tips man- thanks for posting!
by lilcliffy
Tue May 23, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

Great to hear that you ski and adventure with your wife. I do too- we are somewhat bound to our local hills and ravines in the short-term- but we used to make regular backcountry trips to the mtns- looking forward to it again when our children are a bit older! Check out the videos of the downhill sk...
by lilcliffy
Tue May 23, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Altai Skis Hok Review
Replies: 37
Views: 6989

Re: Altai Skis Hok Review

Great videos! Lots of evidence of the Hok clearly being a "ski"- as opposed to a ski-shoe.

Skier in that last video has the same setup as me- NNNBC. That last video clearly shows how much fun the Hok is to just ride in deep soft snow.
by lilcliffy
Wed May 17, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Nordic backcountry setup for above treeline

Hi there, My first post! :) Welcome! I am a novice skier and trying to figure out where nordic backcountry skiing ends and Tele/AT begins. While there is significant overlap between "Nordic backcountry" and "Telemark"- the only shared technology with "AT" is "alpi...
by lilcliffy
Wed May 10, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Waxable E109...
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Waxable E109...

This review looks like the same model:
https://www.utemagasinet.no/Utstyr/TEST-Ski-for-fjellet
by lilcliffy
Wed May 10, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Waxable E109...
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Waxable E109...

Almost positive I have tried that model- but cannot remember enough to offer any useful information...I was an almost exclusively Karhu man back then (at least when it came to Nordic touring skis). The person that comes to mind is Ben (bgregoire)...If my memory is correct he seems to have true knowl...
by lilcliffy
Tue May 09, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele vs parallel.
Replies: 39
Views: 1843

Re: Tele vs parallel.

I like to mix up my turns as a free-heel skier. I prefer parallel turns in terrain over 30 degrees and telemark turns in lower-angle terrain. I notice that I can do parallel turns better with a soft flexing ski (e.g., Guide/Annum). My parallel turns on my skis with camber and half (Madshus Eon/Asne...
by lilcliffy
Tue May 09, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: which ski climbs best
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: which ski climbs best

Having skis that perform VERY differently can be real pain when skiing with others- this may be the biggest factor you are dealing with. I have friends out west that will deliberately use skins and a non-scaled base AT ski when touring with others with the same setup- even with long, low-angle appro...

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