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by connyro
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?

Do you use your waxable Vectors on groomed snow? I'm obviously not LLA, but I have skied quite a bit on the non-scale Vectors in 180cm on groomed snow. They are pretty fun actually. They hold an edge well on firm snow, considering how light these skis are and the fact that they are a BC ski... I've...
by connyro
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?

The scales on the Vector BCs are really good for climbing. Way better than any kick wax I've used. Also, I HATE to endlessly fiddle with my ski gear, so simplicity is important to me. I like to get to the top of the slope and go down without fussing. Skins and wax and fooling with bindings, and all ...
by connyro
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: the magic and power of grip wax
Replies: 43
Views: 959

Re: the magic and power of grip wax

Does anyone have any experience with Rex Tar Universal for kick wax? Supposedly, it works in a temp range of -1C to -25C. It sure sounds like it could help simplify kick waxing for variable conditions and may save some dough. Would love to hear some feedback on this stuff: http://www.rex.fi/en/gripw...
by connyro
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skis too long?
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Skis too long?

I ski those skis, but the 210 cm ones. The main concern with these skis IMO is the camber and not the length. I'm at 5'10" 180 lbs and I have trouble compressing the camber fully. It's not a problem in fresh deep snow, but I really notice the camber on firmer packed trails and climbs. In my sit...
by connyro
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The UP Conditions Report Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 998

Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

Lots of new snow up this way. It's COLD so the fresh, deep, soft snow is very slow. As a result, low-angle is not happening and there's just not enough snow for the steeps yet. Great for climbing with scales though. 0106181321b.jpeg Snow gauge says it's still relatively thin.There's close to 2 feet ...
by connyro
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Supporting the beast.
Replies: 29
Views: 920

Re: Supporting the beast.

Did you hear that? That was Harris' point going right over GGT's head.
by connyro
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Loose switchback pivot
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Loose switchback pivot

Have any of you Voile Switchback binding users experienced a laterally loose pivot when in tour mode? In my well-worn SB's, my left binding has quite a bit of lateral play in the pivot. It's only noticeable in tour mode. My right binding has some play but not nearly as much as the left. I have anoth...
by connyro
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Supporting the beast.
Replies: 29
Views: 920

Re: Supporting the beast.

A lot of folks can only think "telemark" or "BC" or "whatever" when it comes to skiing. Personally I think that is kinda retarded. Frankly those who can't do or are fragile find safe niches and handicaps to protect the ego. To me that is not what skiing free heel is ab...
by connyro
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The UP Conditions Report Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 998

Re: The UP Conditions Report Thread

anemic wrote:...So that predicted 4-6 footer became 8-10 inches?


No, Porkies has 4-6 feet (and counting) up high. We (hurons) have not gotten nearly as much. We are at 20-30 inches with more on the way this week. Once the LES starts coming out of the north more than the wast, we will get ours!
by connyro
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: TELEWIKI - The Telemark Skiing Wiki Knowledge Base
Topic: Leather Ski Boots & Light Telemark Boots
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Leather Ski Boots & Light Telemark Boots

Snowpines are a low cut, soft XC oriented boot while the Snowfield boots are a bit stiffer and higher cuff. There's also the Snowfield 2 which is the same as the regular snowfields except it has another set of eyelets making it a little taller cuff. There's also the 'New Snowfield" which I am n...

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