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by kumachan
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Time for some ski making
Replies: 48
Views: 1814

Re: Time for some ski making

Thanks, Kai, that's a great video! Here's a shorter one:
by kumachan
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Time for some ski making
Replies: 48
Views: 1814

Re: Time for some ski making

I think those are made from visakoivu, which doesn't seem to have an English name. It is a mutation of birch, which looks like this: http://www.kivipekat.fi/kauppa/images/img_1744_500_1503_283.jpg It's Curly Birch: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/visakoivu http://www.mustila.fi/en/plants/betula/pend...
by kumachan
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Time for some ski making
Replies: 48
Views: 1814

Re: Time for some ski making

Thanks for that link, Wooderson, I was not familiar with that ski maker. Those are some nice looking skis! One set looked as if they were made from curled birch! Maybe a veneer? I couldn’t really tell from the pics and Google translate only goes so far. Very nice! You might see me in that North Hous...
by kumachan
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Time for some ski making
Replies: 48
Views: 1814

Re: Time for some ski making

The school in Michigan is the North House Folk School in Grand Marais. The 2018 ski making class has already happened but, here's a link to the class description: https://northhouse.org/course-session/craft-of-birch-ski-making-making-your-own-set-1-4-2018 I've got a copy of that Fine Woodworking iss...
by kumachan
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Secret to skiing mastery- no jerks allowed!
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Secret to skiing mastery- no jerks allowed!

I think this is a better explanation for Norwegian dominance at Winter Olympics:
by kumachan
Mon May 08, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Asnes Hickory CC Skis
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: Asnes Hickory CC Skis

Last autumn I picked up two pairs of Asnes hickory Tur Langren skis, made for EMS, one 210, the other 200, two sets of bamboo poles and two pairs of cross-country ski shoes, all in excellent condition for 30+ year old gear, for $50.00, if that helps. I really enjoyed taking these out this past winte...
by kumachan
Thu May 04, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Altai Skis Hok Review
Replies: 47
Views: 16564

Re: Altai Skis Hok Review

Some downhill Hokking:
by kumachan
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Wood Ski Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 13168

Re: The Wood Ski Thread

If interested, woodenskis.com posted their new inventory for sale earlier today.
by kumachan
Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Altai Skis Hok Review
Replies: 47
Views: 16564

Re: Altai Skis Hok Review

I received an email update from Altai Skis earlier today. They've tweaked the 145 cm Hok and made it stiffer and the Kom ski is now available in three lengths: 150 cm; 162 cm; and 174 cm.
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