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by phoenix
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: "Stupid" Waxing Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2303

Re: "Stupid" Waxing Question

Whether it's a positive or negative fishscale pattern will affect how you might go about it... know which it is? What brand ski?
by phoenix
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Import Duty from EU to USA?
Replies: 8
Views: 1517

Re: Import Duty from EU to USA?

I just bought a tent from Finland; price was $579, I paid around $620 including shipping. If there was an import fee, it was minimal. Took 3 or 4 days to get her, by contrast it took more than 3 weeks to get an envelope mailed from california to VT.
by phoenix
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wooden skis from the skies
Replies: 30
Views: 4357

Re: Wooden skis from the skies

That ski and binding look like what I grew up skiing as a child in the late 50's, early 60's. First skis I remember were Northlands; blue painted top, same binding style but wit a slightly different toepiece. Can't quite remember if mine had a wood base. Full edges, segmented and screwed in, as has ...
by phoenix
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: WTB Work Stinx Part. II
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: WTB Work Stinx Part. II

Skied a pair of those for several years, 'prolly 2006 vintage ... grey with race car rally flags cosmetics.Very versatile and reliable ski. Sold them to get a pair of Waybacks; the next incarnation of the Work's. Got 'em used, they're a few years old. Same dimensions, but lighter, which is perfect f...
by phoenix
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Thinking about new boots, 75mm vs NTN, from my perspective.
Replies: 13
Views: 3428

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

Yes. I must say first that I have never skied any NTN, so no first hand feedback on that. I handled a pair when they were first out; my immediate impression was " jeez, these are heavy and clunky". I can appreciate the lack of duckbill would be nice in some hiking or climbing scenarios. As far as wh...
by phoenix
Sat May 02, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How to tele: 3-pin only
Replies: 27
Views: 17270

Re: How to tele: 3-pin only

No worries, your input was valid as well Rod.
by phoenix
Sat May 02, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How to tele: 3-pin only
Replies: 27
Views: 17270

Re: How to tele: 3-pin only

Yes Rod, perhaps we are saying the same thing... I fully agree that Madshus took over the same skis and renamed them. My point was when that happened, production and quality control were by Madshus, rather than Karhu (which faltered in it's declining years).
by phoenix
Fri May 01, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How to tele: 3-pin only
Replies: 27
Views: 17270

Re: How to tele: 3-pin only

Rod, I beg to differ on this. More accurately, Madshus skis WERE Karhu's skis... however, as I mentioned, it was Karhu producing the skis when the move to China occured, and the quality faltered. Madshus is Madshus, and has been for many decades. Karhu had a good run of it; I dealt with them for man...
by phoenix
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How to tele: 3-pin only
Replies: 27
Views: 17270

Re: How to tele: 3-pin only

"I recently picked up a pair of Annums but haven't mounted them yet. There is no boot center mark, but there are three mounting lines (about 1cm apart) for "pin-line" based on mondo size, basically for small, medium, and large size boots. Before I mount my Annums, I will measure the chord center and...
by phoenix
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: longtime lurker requesting ski advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

Re: longtime lurker requesting ski advice

Like Al just said, the temperature and conditions right around freezing are very difficult to wax for, for anyone on any ski; especially if the snow hasn't yet all consolidated. This is territory where a waxless ski makes life better. That said, for the other 150 or so days of the season in Colorado...