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by Nick BC
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alpina Alaska 75 boots
Replies: 36
Views: 41624

Re: Alpina Alaska 75 boots

I picked up my boots today from MEC, they were on sale for 40% off so I couldn't resist. First Impressions: they seem very comfortable out of the box, much better fit than my Alico Ski March, which are wider. I mounted my Spike Lite Dogs on a piece of 2 X 4 to try the boot and it clicked in nicely. ...
by Nick BC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: HyperV6 + NNNBC- crazy idea?
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: HyperV6 + NNNBC- crazy idea?

You know, I suddenly remembered a post from the halcyon days of Mitch's Telemarktips, when Bob Mazerei (a telemark legend) posted about skiing some wide alpine skis with NNN BC bindings. So maybe it can be done if the snow is soft, and you ride the skis rather than drive them up on edge. I'm too old...
by Nick BC
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpina Alaska real, real bad sizing...
Replies: 36
Views: 6789

Re: Alpina Alaska real, real bad sizing...

Norseman in Calgary sells Asnes.
by Nick BC
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: HyperV6 + NNNBC- crazy idea?
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: HyperV6 + NNNBC- crazy idea?

What you might want to take into account Garth, is that Voile warns against mounting freeheel bindings on their Hyper series due to the light Paulownia core. However, there are reports from a few freeheelers on various sites that they haven't had any issues skiing them with tele bindings, but maybe ...
by Nick BC
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack
Replies: 9
Views: 1884

Re: Any info on the Rossignol OT 65 Positrack

As a general comment, I had a pair of the Rossi BC 110's and absolutely hated them in difficult Spring snow. The Rossi BC skis, in my opinion, have an inferior construction and less lateral rigidity than the Fischer's, despite the fact they come out of the same factory in the Ukraine (partly owned b...
by Nick BC
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Thinking about new boots, 75mm vs NTN, from my perspective.
Replies: 13
Views: 2851

Re: Thinking about new boots, 75mm vs NTN, from my perspective.

It's true, there are subtle differences in the feel of 75mm versus NTN. I mostly ski NTN toe pin boots with Meidjos and TTS bindings. The ski control, as already mentioned, is awesome. However, two years or so ago I had a revelation when I took a pair of waxless G3 Stinger XCD (78 mm u/f) with Spike...
by Nick BC
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: D day!
Replies: 15
Views: 3314

Re: D day!

Well said ggt.
by Nick BC
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Thinking about new boots, 75mm vs NTN, from my perspective.
Replies: 13
Views: 2851

Re: Thinking about new boots, 75mm vs NTN, from my perspective.

Since you are a competent downhill tele skier, I would say look for a pair of second hand NTN boots. If you can find a pair of Scarpa TX’s in your size jump on them. They have three buckles and tour like a dream, if you loosen the top buckle. The TX Pro is stiffer In the cuff with four buckles. I ha...
by Nick BC
Mon May 25, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alico Ski March Boot
Replies: 119
Views: 100130

Re: Alico Ski March Boot

I'm starting to warm to my Ski March boots, not that I've skied them since the March lock down in BC :D I previously posted about fit issues, I have a narrow foot and they sent me the Wide version. I had bought a pair of the footbeds from NB recommended, I believe by Woodserson, so I stuck them in t...
by Nick BC
Mon May 18, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: DIY Skin Skis
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Re: DIY Skin Skis

Thanks Lars for your response, that’s a really useful graphic. I’ll give it a try start of next season. If it doesn’t work I can fine tune.