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by oldschool
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: 2015 Fischer E-109 Tour Easy-Skin
Replies: 18
Views: 3250

Re: Fischer Easy-Skin vs. Asnes Skin-Lock

So I spent some time demo skiing the E109s to see what they felt like. I did not try out the kicker skins. I actually liked them quite a bit. They skied well in set tracks and when taken briefly off into two foot deep powder, they floated well. I can tele on them a little, it will never be be like m...
by oldschool
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Setting tension on Rott Chili's/exterior spring bindings
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: Setting tension on Rott Chili's/exterior spring bindings

there are likely two levels of "tight enough" that you could use - I ski these bindings on both my downhill tele skis with Merrell Comps to drive them. Twist them a ways and you'll hit the "decent tension" snap which I use for most mellow cruising. If you want to make the binding...
by oldschool
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Breaking in new leather boots
Replies: 34
Views: 7423

Re: Breaking in new leather boots

I agree with the comment about the scuff guard - looks like that might be part of the problem - whether it will break in at some point or not I don't know as I don't have any experience for that. It's a nice boot for a great price if it breaks in - cheap to find out. I'd do some sno-sealing of them ...
by oldschool
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Prepping new wax skis
Replies: 13
Views: 3104

Re: Prepping new wax skis

So I have a fair bit of experience with waxable skis of several kinds and just did some research that may be applicable for this. Tip 1 - get some Swix Stripper solvent - you will need this to periodically remove the kick wax down to the base wax. If you poke around you can find info on some other s...
by oldschool
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Waxless Skis Icing Bad
Replies: 49
Views: 9642

Re: Waxless Skis Icing Bad

I'll put in a good word for this stuff on wax less skis. http://www.akers-ski.com/product/56MGT.html I have a crapload of skis both waxable and wax less and ski both of them in a lot of different conditions. When I really care what I'm doing and it's below freezing I grab the waxable skis. I have lo...
by oldschool
Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Good telemark ski and binding for beginner?
Replies: 10
Views: 4986

Re: Good telemark ski and binding for beginner?

Here's my two cents - You mention you're not a "natural skier" this to me says you don't feel comfortable or in balance on your skis all or at least most of the time. To me this suggests that beefier gear will help you at least to start. What everyone else has said I think is true - my own...
by oldschool
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Dumb wax question
Replies: 18
Views: 5805

Re: Dumb wax question

Forgot to mention that I put Swix Green into my tele resort ski bases. Works well for me -
by oldschool
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Dumb wax question
Replies: 18
Views: 5805

Re: Dumb wax question

It's definitely worth the effort to put a hard glide wax into the base of the tips and tails - all parts except the grip pocket. I use SWIX waxes - they make a bunch of glide wax temperatures but honestly for gliding it does not matter a whole lot since most of us are not downhill racers or XC racer...
by oldschool
Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Backcountry ski expeditioning
Replies: 29
Views: 7415

Re: Backcountry ski expeditioning

From the handful of times I've been out winter camping I learned the hard way to put the boots under my feet/calves either in the bag or between the bag and sleeping pad. I suppose another creative option might be to try two nalgene bottles that are filled with very warm water before bed and put the...
by oldschool
Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Backcountry ski lessons
Replies: 26
Views: 7103

Re: Backcountry ski lessons

Hi Mike, It's a tough problem with lots and lots of variables - Husband - wife teaching dynamic is not usually a good one. I did learn how to parallel downhill ski by following my wife who has perfect form (her dad was a ski instructor on weekends at Squaw when she was growing up and they went every...

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