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by STG
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scales vs. Kicker-Skins
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Scales vs. Kicker-Skins

Mohair skins are superior to synthetic. They glide so much better. I have always favored kick wax or mohair skins over scales. I feel resistance from the scales on the downhill. I guess it is just personal preference. Last season I was commenting about using skins versus wax because of the environme...
by STG
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Another reason to avoid ski lifts
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Another reason to avoid ski lifts

Thanks for posting. Definitely a reminder of why I don't do mechanized skiing: too many people, low-skilled lift operators or other minimum wage people, reckless skiers who never learned basic edge control because of fat, easy-turning boards. I have always thought getting on or off lifts is the most...
by STG
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Lynx in my yard
Replies: 17
Views: 499

Re: Lynx in my yard

Great photos! You are fortunate to have such incredible wildlife in your yard! I have never seen a Lynx although I have encountered many other creatures. I had a wolf lope downhill within 4 feet of me while I taking a break from skiing resting on a slope. It is not just about the snow: wildlife is w...
by STG
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nice short movie for us older folk.
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Nice short movie for us older folk.

Harris:

Thanks for posting: smooth and graceful big mountain Telemark skier. He may feel the pressure and responsibility of fatherhood but he seems young to me. Older is when half your cohort really are dying and you become very aware that your time skiing and other earthly pleasures are finite.
by STG
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: TREEWELLS, THE DEADLY TRAP
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: TREEWELLS, THE DEADLY TRAP

http://www.kbzk.com/story/37642558/skie ... -whitefish

Sorry to pour on the bad news, but I think always being conscious and aware of the risks of off-piste/backcountry skiing might prevent death or injury. Sad to hear about these guys.
by STG
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: A vid for you twisted minimalist typos
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: A vid for you twisted minimalist typos

Free-heelers can do anything the lockdown crowd can do!
by STG
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Secret to skiing mastery- no jerks allowed!
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Secret to skiing mastery- no jerks allowed!

lilcliffy:

Thanks for posting this. It is refreshing to see community building rather than shameless self-promotion and runaway individualism. We also know that Norwegians make great skis (e.g., Asnes).
by STG
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Mikaela Shiffrin
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: Mikaela Shiffrin

Cannatonic: Yea, you are so right about making assumptions about about people in popular culture (e.g., TV people). We form a narrative that my have no basis in reality. I think social media may also creates a false illusion of intimacy and understanding. Why aren't the courses safer? Good question....
by STG
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Mikaela Shiffrin
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: Mikaela Shiffrin

The fun will begin when they can all go back to free-skiing. Being an introvert and non-competitive person, I feel nausea and anxiety just watching the events, but I do appreciate and value their skills, tenacity, commitment and discipline. Those qualities will aid them in life long after their ski ...
by STG
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: "upgrade" to pins?
Replies: 49
Views: 1949

Re: "upgrade" to pins?

Cannatonic:

Thanks for mentioning the article about early trail blazers (nordic downhill); will definitely check it out. I have to confess I still use three-pins with no cables. But I don't have the skill level that Allan Bard or the other legends of the 70's and 80's had.

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