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by HBS
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs. scales (THE KICK)
Replies: 4
Views: 127

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: 229

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: 1633

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 sou...
by HBS
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele fail
Replies: 26
Views: 1633

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: 14
Views: 1401

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 ...
by HBS
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Madshus Glittertind BOOTS! Initial review - NNN-BC
Replies: 13
Views: 4947

Re: Madshus Glittertind BOOTS! Initial review - NNN-BC

Great idea! Too late for one of my boots but I still have some strap worth saving on the other...
by HBS
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!
Replies: 37
Views: 4540

Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

IIRC Neptune carries the FT62 but not much bigger from Asnes, definitely never seen their poles there! I moved about 30 minutes from my previous almost-accross-the-street spot so I don't stop in as often. The new owners really went all out though, the place has a coffee bar, climbing wall and three ...
by HBS
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Falketind 62 Review
Replies: 45
Views: 3922

Re: Falketind 62 Review

I don't know how much you weigh- but my personal experience and testing is that I do not generally notice any difference in flotation between my 54mm-waisted E99s and 60-62mm-widthed skis (e.g. Eon/E109). To me it seems like the 105 tip vs the 76 on the nansen would made a big difference, also abou...
by HBS
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Falketind 62 Review
Replies: 45
Views: 3922

Re: Falketind 62 Review

Damn the weak $CAN- that is actually a very good price for a FT68. I paid that much for my Storetinds on clearance! Neptune's website is still a mess- I cannot find the FT68 on it. HBS- you interested in the FT for its extra flotation over the Nansen- or, is it the downhill performance? If you call...
by HBS
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Falketind 62 Review
Replies: 45
Views: 3922

Re: Falketind 62 Review

Turns out Neptune carries the FT 68 - but at ~$530 a pair it's not going to happen this year. Maybe next winter!

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