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by HBS
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Falketind 62 Review
Replies: 22
Views: 996

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: 22
Views: 996

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: 22
Views: 996

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!
by HBS
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alico Ski March Boot
Replies: 26
Views: 4790

Re: Alico Ski March Boot

Thanks for the update! The 62 sounds pretty perfect - my Nansens are great for say <6" of new snow or on packed to icy trails. The trend here in winter is anything over ~25-30 degrees is too avalanche prone until the corn harvest begins in mid-late April. We have the weakest snow pack in the co...
by HBS
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Åsnes Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 2505

Re: The Åsnes Thread

It was either the 62 or the 68 - I'll check next time I swing by (maybe they'll be on sale after this craptacular winter)
by HBS
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alico Ski March Boot
Replies: 26
Views: 4790

Re: Alico Ski March Boot

Thanks fisheater - I live down the street and last time I stopped by there were several pairs of 62s i believe but wasnt aware if the 68s existence so i may have confused them. The trails here are tight and there are slim pickings for open trees or meadows to get turns in so all my skiing is on trai...
by HBS
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alico Ski March Boot
Replies: 26
Views: 4790

Re: Alico Ski March Boot

After reading these reviews, how could I *not* buy a $65 raffle ticket? Unfortunately... the darned things don't fit. UK size 11 wide. They fit like a roomy US 12. PM me if interested (I'm in NH). Can anyone else comment on fit? I'm a 29.5 mondo or 45 euro or 11.5 US with a very wide forefoot. The ...
by HBS
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Interview with a monster (external article)
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Interview with a monster (external article)

Thought you guys would really enjoy this epic tele-trip: https://mountainwagon.com/the-blog/interview-with-a-monster I am so used to these kinds of things being done on AT skis it was refreshing to see a tele setup although it looks like a tech binding with a tele heel? The crevasse self rescue setu...
by HBS
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: KICK Waxing Scales! It works!
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: KICK Waxing Scales! It works!

I didn't think of that but we seem to have trouble when the snow is cold. I tend to have trouble waxing when it's warmer than freezing and just switch to kicker skins. As for a versatile wax - in Colorado blue extra works probably 80% of the time, and 10% of that remaining part you just add more blu...
by HBS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: KICK Waxing Scales! It works!
Replies: 5
Views: 236

KICK Waxing Scales! It works!

Started teaching a friend how to skinny ski on Sunday only to discover that the waxless skis the GF lent her weren't gripping! Hard crust with a windblown dusting seems to be a weak point. She switched skis with the GF who put on a thin coat of V45 to scales and about 6" above and below - voila...

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