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by Baaahb
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: It's paradise I tell you
Replies: 13
Views: 3820

Re: It's paradise I tell you

Thanks. Me skiing upside down. 20190323_141224(0).jpg The Pine Nuts across Carson Valley. UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_e8.jpg Clearing storm. UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_de.jpg Sampling the goods. UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_d9.jpg Open park-like forest. UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_e9.jpg Well, that's not quite perfect,...
by Baaahb
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: It's paradise I tell you
Replies: 13
Views: 3820

It's paradise I tell you

I had a real sweet tour yesterday on the ridges east of Lake Tahoe. Skimming some of the web blab, you'd think the west was all about skinning the steeps. And much of it is. But, man, I mean, man, you cannot beat Tahoe for low angle fishscale touring. Yesterday we had a few inches of soft snow (i.e ...
by Baaahb
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 529
Views: 182899

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

I have had problems posting pics in the right orientation because some programs read code adjusting the orientation and others don't. A solution that has worked for is, after downloading the pic to your computer, rotate it through the compass (eg 4 times) and that removes the code.
by Baaahb
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Snowshoer Gone Skiing Help
Replies: 11
Views: 2937

Re: Snowshoer Gone Skiing Help

what else is out there? There are a lot of choices. I've never tried the Hoks or things like them cause I have never seen the advantage of them over a pair of light wide skis that actually ski well. I have snowshoes but wear them only when doing chores like shovelling my roof...out touring I always...
by Baaahb
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Snowshoer Gone Skiing Help
Replies: 11
Views: 2937

Re: Snowshoer Gone Skiing Help

Have you tried a regular (mid fat to fat, full metal edges, designed for turns) backcountry ski or splitboard with full length skins? (There are literally dozens if not hundreds to choose from.) Why is that not a good option?
by Baaahb
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: First post, intro and a question about shortening Asnes kick skins
Replies: 19
Views: 3375

Re: First post, intro and a question about shortening Asnes kick skins

One of the beauties of kickers (at least the old style kickers) is you do not need to remove your skis to take them off. You don't need to remove your skis to take off full skins, either, but that takes either short skis, great flexibility or committing the unpardonable sin of asking your partner fo...
by Baaahb
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Teleman: get well soon!
Replies: 43
Views: 8430

Re: Teleman: get well soon!

falling, such a pain....sucks getting old...one minute you're up and fine and then the next you're on the ground wondering what happened...the sun is shining but it doesn't care...Vermont maples look down at you and say "get up, get up you old codger"
by Baaahb
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: First post, intro and a question about shortening Asnes kick skins
Replies: 19
Views: 3375

Re: First post, intro and a question about shortening Asnes kick skins

There was a "thing" once of cutting full-length skins into a single half-inch wide strip to make skinny skins which basically converted a smooth ski into a waxless ski. It worked but they would roll off when you made a turn. I only use my kicker skins (often over a waxless base) for climbing and tak...
by Baaahb
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN Down Hill video!
Replies: 13
Views: 2585

Re: NNN Down Hill video!

Good answer! I feel the same in some respects...though my frame of reference is using 3-pins, leathers and a soft light ski like the Fischer Boundless (100 uf?) when others would be on plastic and cable bindings. That looks like an ideal tour for them Boundless.
by Baaahb
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Avalanche
Replies: 9
Views: 2514

Re: Avalanche

I ice skate on frozen ponds and find it amusing when people express concern over the safety of the ice. One can reliably assess the thickness and safety of pond ice (of course, if one knows what one is doing.) OTOH, one cannot reliably assess the safety of steep snow-covered slopes, as has been demo...