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by Nick BC
Tue May 08, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: G3 Stinger XCD review coming
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: G3 Stinger XCD review coming

Hi Gareth, When you rank these skis are you speaking specifically of climbing performance- or performance overall? This was climbing performance. What boot are you using with the Stinger and the Spike binding? I am using the blue, last generation T3's. I find them a remarkably capable boot for downh...
by Nick BC
Thu May 03, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: G3 Stinger XCD review coming
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: G3 Stinger XCD review coming

Well I've had these skis out for a couple more Spring tours and I'm really impressed. Today, the snow was similar to a day last year when I was on Rossi BC 110's (temperature around 14C) and the snow was heavy-slurpy skiing down. Today I could ski it, when last year I was flailing on the Rossi's. Cl...
by Nick BC
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: G3 Stinger XCD review coming
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: G3 Stinger XCD review coming

Well I've had a few more days out on these skis. If I had to characterize them I would have to say: 1) XC stride and glide is less "directional" than my previous BC110's and Guides, possibly due to the lesser camber and slightly greater sidecut; 2) The downhill performance is streets ahead...
by Nick BC
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Ymir Backcountry Ski Touring Lodge
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Ymir Backcountry Ski Touring Lodge

Enjoyed your TR Mountain Mitch. Was this the Ymir Yurts or a different operation? We were at the YY in the early noughties In March. I think we took a sno cat for the first bit and skinned the rest, but my memory is a bit hazy. We were guided by the owner and from Sunday on the temperature crept up,...
by Nick BC
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: Rottafella Super Telemark binding
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: Rottafella Super Telemark binding

Sorry, they're sold.
by Nick BC
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: "upgrade" to pins?
Replies: 49
Views: 2140

Re: "upgrade" to pins?

One issue I had with the Spike 3 pin was the fact that I couldn't get my last generation T3 far enough into the toe piece to connect with the toe pins and snap it shut. After a session with the drill and sanding the sides of the duckbill I got it to work. Great binding, mine is going on a new pair o...
by Nick BC
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: G3 Stinger XCD review coming
Replies: 6
Views: 558

G3 Stinger XCD review coming

Well the deal was too good to pass up so I bought a pair of 172's from the G3 website for C$300. I've had my eyes on these skis for a while, but there are absolutely no reviews I can find on the web. I know the original smooth base Stinger was highly rated by testers in its preseason, based upon com...
by Nick BC
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 22designs Lynx TTS/NTN
Replies: 19
Views: 1344

Re: 22designs Lynx TTS/NTN

It's hard to assess releasibility from the illustration, where the duckbutt clamp looks pretty basic. With the tech toe you need a release function in the duckbutt such as Meidjo has. IME the Meidjo release works extremely well. However, if the Lynx has comparable releasibility to Meidjo I would be ...
by Nick BC
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Do we really need all that sidecut for powder skiing?
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Do we really need all that sidecut for powder skiing?

I agree. For powder and most back country snow my Vector BC's perform flawlessly. 94 at the waist, 118? at the tip.
by Nick BC
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Vector replacement- ideas? V6/UltraVector something else?
Replies: 20
Views: 3535

Re: Vector replacement- ideas? V6/UltraVector something else?

I know you've sold the Vectors so it's academic, but I think part of the problem you had was with the boot. When I first bought my Vector BC's in a 170 (I was around 145 lbs at the time) I skied them with the last generation T3, which is a forerunner of the T4. When I skied hardback as an experiment...

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