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by athabascae
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Åsnes Predator
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Åsnes Predator

Those bases and edges on the Asnes Predator are beautiful! I tend to think of the Rago as the early version of the Amundsen. What I consider an E99 class ski. Dimensions are 67-57-62. I have a pair of Rago, very nice skis, very directional, beautiful bases and edges. Mine look much nicer (see below)...
by athabascae
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN BC automatic
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: NNN BC automatic

So it may be a regional climate thing. For sure. Snow here tends to be dry and cold. Fear of icing bindings comes largely from overflow or creek crossings or wet heavy spring snow, and IME that can have a (mostly minor) affect the manuals the same as automatics. I'm happy with automatics for where ...
by athabascae
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: the Nordic Ice Skating Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1494

Re: the Nordic Ice Skating Thread

Those look fast! You got any ice there? We usually have 4-6 weeks of good lake ice before its buried under snow, but not this year. Missed the skating season completely, unfortunately. Great skiing, though. I tend to think of good fat biking and nordic skating when the skiing isn't so great, and vic...
by athabascae
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: MR48- what is it really like on a groomed track?
Replies: 15
Views: 4363

Re: MR48- what is it really like on a groomed track?

Just mounted bindings on mine tonight. I'll let you know in a week or so what I think of them in the track. I plan to use mine about 75% or more in ungroomed snow (lakes, snowmobile trails, alpine plateaus), or tracks to access other areas. I'll use them in the track for some relaxed family skiing w...
by athabascae
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Binding Screw Glue
Replies: 19
Views: 1247

Re: Binding Screw Glue

Thanks folks. I went with what I know - wood glue, Type I waterproof.
by athabascae
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Binding Screw Glue
Replies: 19
Views: 1247

Re: Binding Screw Glue

My main issue with polyurethane glues, like Gorilla glue, is that the shelf life of the unused product is about a year after it is opened. I have used wood glue (PVA-based) in the past, but I am really thinking I should use polyurethane-based glue given Asnes advice. Anyone use Gorilla glue (the or...
by athabascae
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN BC automatic
Replies: 5
Views: 295

NNN BC automatic

I have heard for years people shy away from NNN BC auto bindings, but I think they are great. I have 4 pairs of manuals and 2 pairs of autos. All the autos are on narrower skis and my emphasis is much more on touring than turning. I have only had minor issues with snow or ice build up but nothing th...
by athabascae
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: looking for backcountry skis
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: looking for backcountry skis

I really am interested in those boots. There is a review on this board, but I don't believe many here have used them. They look like winners to me.
by athabascae
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Losing Popularity?
Replies: 24
Views: 1228

Re: Losing Popularity?

Everyone here is either nordic, [or] AT Also my feeling for where I live as well. Been that way for a while. Nordic backcountry as I think of it appears non-existent here - really polarized into two styles. We have amazing mountains to tour and a world class nordic centre so it makes sense. We also...
by athabascae
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for advice on length - Eager beginner
Replies: 24
Views: 1099

Re: Looking for advice on length - Eager beginner

I sure was eyeing those Amundsen in Cochrane too! I have the older version Asnes Rago (no skinlock). Thanks for taking away that temptation. I really like the Rago, which is probably pretty similar to Amundsen. 200 cm is sure to have a fair bit of camber. They should be great skis for touring. I als...