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by Baaahb
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Bindings for old guy
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: Bindings for old guy

fisheater wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:01 pm
Darned, curmudgeonly before my time!
If you pay attention to how you dress, you can start walking dumbly up to the register (cutting the line) today!
by Baaahb
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Bindings for old guy
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: Bindings for old guy

Old guys are divided into curmudgeons who cling to their 75 mm duckbill and poseurs who have gone NTN.
by Baaahb
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Filling in the Groove
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

Re: Filling in the Groove

I didn't realize adding smear to your gear was a good thing!
by Baaahb
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pre-WWII Ski film director a BBC piece
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Pre-WWII Ski film director a BBC piece

The most famous participant in these films -- then as an actress - was Leni Riefenstahl, and she, of course, has her own history with the Third Reich. Many of the films are available on DVD and the footage is very impressive for the time. Her autobiography is worth reading just for her descriptions ...
by Baaahb
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Losing Popularity?
Replies: 24
Views: 1867

Re: Losing Popularity?

Yes, short terms urge in popularity due to covid makes gear hard to find this year. Longer term... Certainly one has seen a huge growth in AT, as well as in the more aggressive pursuit of powder, which has for a number of years depressed the relative number of people doing xcd, formerly referred to ...
by Baaahb
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Which skis for multi-days expedition? Voile V6? Rossi BC100?
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Which skis for multi-days expedition? Voile V6? Rossi BC100?

IMO you should go lighter on the boots and wider on the skis. Are you going to be kick waxing? If not, fishscales are much faster than skins. Kicker (half) skins are much faster than full length skins. A fishscale ski may not give enough grip to pull a pulk but a kicker skin will. Stepping down to a...
by Baaahb
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for advice on equipment trying to figure this out
Replies: 16
Views: 1243

Re: Looking for advice on equipment trying to figure this out

I'm surprised by some of the preceding recommendations of relatively narrow skis. First, it's three PIN, not point. There are three pins in the binding that go into holes in the front of the boot, held down by the clasp outside. The Rossi BC 70 is a decent ski and, when you get better ski balance, y...
by Baaahb
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Argh Can't decide which 75 mm binding for Vectors
Replies: 26
Views: 2104

Re: Argh Can't decide which 75 mm binding for Vectors

That's a good point. I took the bulldogs off the ski I'm retiring today (Jak BC). I previously had switchbacks on them. Just one set of holes. I hadn't remembered that.

I think the rearward mounting makes lazy GS turns easier. Not so good for quick turns.
by Baaahb
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Argh Can't decide which 75 mm binding for Vectors
Replies: 26
Views: 2104

Re: Argh Can't decide which 75 mm binding for Vectors

lowangle al wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:45 am
They looked far forward to me but they ski great. They feel perfectly balanced especially after skiing the original vector.
I often see skis where I think the binding has been mounted two or more inches back of where it should be. I think this is a "thing" but don't know why.
by Baaahb
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Argh Can't decide which 75 mm binding for Vectors
Replies: 26
Views: 2104

Re: Argh Can't decide which 75 mm binding for Vectors

I don't have the Vector but the Objectives that I mounted with SB. I almost always use the ski setting as it offers more resistance than the touring setting. With the ski setting it feels like I can better transfer my energy to the ski for better "glide". Also I have the waxable version and with th...