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by HBS
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers
Replies: 30
Views: 17510

Re: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers

So poo poo my "trendy" wide skis with AT boots/bindings all you want, I will be skinning by 7 am on a wednesday powder day and back to work by 11, saving my precious vacation hours for spring backcountry trips with the exact same skis only lighter boots. I'm certainly not pooh-poohing your skis, I ...
by HBS
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers
Replies: 30
Views: 17510

Re: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers

Oh man I feel like this thread describes me (aside from tele skiing). The girlfriend and I just got back from a long weekend resort ski trip to Banff with the Ikon pass. She is queen of the bumps and mellow trees. I enjoy both but also love high speed turns on steep groomers and jump turns on old po...
by HBS
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Voile Objective BC Skis and Super Lite Skins
Replies: 15
Views: 13862

Re: Voile Objective BC Skis and Super Lite Skins

If you want fail-safe binding repair that will hold unless the ski breaks in half: machine screws and t-nuts. Ski will be trashed but the binding is not coming off unless the ski breaks! How do you make the holes for the screws in the backcountry? Do you carry a drill in your pack? :D They do in Al...
by HBS
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Avalanche
Replies: 9
Views: 3443

Re: Avalanche

I guess I just see these very long, jargon-filled avy reports and I'm questioning the method. I see a layer of arrogance in there. No "expert" knows everything. Any report over 2-3 sentences long is not going to be very useful to the average person. The truth is that experts often die just as easil...
by HBS
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pomoca Race Roll
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Re: Pomoca Race Roll

I use Pomoca Climb Pro S-glide skins on my AT setup and the glide is amazing for a 100+mm wide skin. I won't even bother with other companies skins anymore the difference is that big. These race skins are supposedly even better glide so I don't think you will be disappointed. Skimo.com sells skins b...
by HBS
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs. scales (THE KICK)
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Re: wax vs. scales (THE KICK)

Totally well known - I started out xc skiing on some old scalies that were too short for me. First few times skiing on wax skis were a shocker for sure until learning to transfer weight completely ski to ski.
by HBS
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: lack of grip undermines the entire performance of an XCD ski
Replies: 8
Views: 2019

Re: lack of grip undermines the entire performance of an XCD ski

Have had the same experience with scales on cold powder in CO many times too. Probably better off with a thin full length skin.
by HBS
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele fail
Replies: 26
Views: 6007

Re: Tele fail

Believe me, there is nothing professional about my skiing! I was out for a ski with two friends - Quandary is an "easy" 14er in winter and can be a good avalanche safe ski in a 25 degree bowl and then along a ridge. Nearby the Breckenridge resort got 12" a day or two earlier so it sounded like good ...
by HBS
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele fail
Replies: 26
Views: 6007

Re: Tele fail

Just a note on helmets - I did CPR for half an hour on a dead 22 year old who took a header into buried rocks on Quandary last month. After reading up on ski helmets I doubt he would be alive with one based on what they are tested for (probably still died from concussion) but it at least would have ...
by HBS
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: TELEWIKI - The Telemark Skiing Wiki Knowledge Base
Topic: LilCliffy's Nordic Backcountry Touring Waxing
Replies: 20
Views: 21080

Re: LilCliffy's Nordic Backcountry Touring Waxing

Awesome thread! Only thing you haven't covered is sticky fresh snow. We get a lot of it in the spring where it snows and the next day is right around freezing. So here is HBS's super secret kick wax tip for fresh sticky snow: Carry a little piece of high-flouro glidewax in your waxing kit. When you ...