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by Harris
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers
Replies: 30
Views: 11726

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

Ok, some thoughts here... I don't exactly agree with the video author's summation that skiing wider skis "is not skiing." IMO, if a person is on skis it is skiing. But the point I was trying to make is that phat skis are being sold as "all mountain" skis, when in fact they pretty much suck when the ...
by Harris
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers
Replies: 30
Views: 11726

New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers

Practically every, if not all tele skiers I see at our ski areas are sporting new BC skis to ski inbounds. And a lot of alpine skier are doing the same. The marketing scheme of the ski industry is "the all mountain ski." Bullshit; no such creature exists. Fat skis suck on groomed snow, or in bumps, ...
by Harris
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Edge angles and ski shop techs
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Re: Edge angles and ski shop techs

Now I am independent and developed the know-how to take care of my skis in a much better way than the shops will ever do. PLUS, IT IS VERY EASY! Totally agree! The only thing I let a ski shop do to my skis is a base grind, and that is only because I don't have the machine to do it myself. Out here ...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Edge angles and ski shop techs
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Re: Edge angles and ski shop techs

Rough season here, I had a couple of weeks of single digits to below zero with no snow. Then it seemed like snow storms on Monday, cold all week on my site with no power, then rain on Saturday. There was good snow for a while a couple hours north, but it seemed like every time it was good, I couldn...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Edge angles and ski shop techs
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Re: Edge angles and ski shop techs

Rough season here, I had a couple of weeks of single digits to below zero with no snow. Then it seemed like snow storms on Monday, cold all week on my site with no power, then rain on Saturday. There was good snow for a while a couple hours north, but it seemed like every time it was good, I couldn...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Edge angles and ski shop techs
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Re: Edge angles and ski shop techs

It is kinda like what I've experienced with motorcycles. One of the first things many folks do after buying a crotch rocket is changing the fuel mapping/or jets and adding a louder pipe like it is a race bike. And everywhere will sell that mod. But I road raced for a number of years. Was pretty invo...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Edge angles and ski shop techs
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Re: Edge angles and ski shop techs

You know what's funny, or perhaps even sad, is that over the years I'm learned how to massage the egos of over-confident people. It is like being a sin eater. But in the end I got him to do what I wanted, and I'm very happy with the result. For anyone interested, try out a 0 degree base bevel. You m...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Edge angles and ski shop techs
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Re: Edge angles and ski shop techs

Glad they ticked you off Harris, I've been wondering how you were doing. Hope all is well, how is the skiing in your parts this season? FWIW I really have a hard time with ski shop techs, they are experts after two years and guys like you and me are idiots. I manage a lot of tradesman, however ther...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Edge angles and ski shop techs
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Edge angles and ski shop techs

Recently I bought a pair of used Atomic Vantage X 80 CTI's to convert to a frontside tele ski. They were in good condition, but wherever they had been stored was extreme enough to oxidize the wax on the bases; luckily whoever owned them had post season waxed the bases. Regardless I decided to take t...