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by phoenix
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele bindings on Objectives, consensus?
Replies: 15
Views: 3588

Re: Tele bindings on Objectives, consensus?

What boots are you planning on using with the Spikes? I/we have some experience with the combo and would be glad to share it before you make a final decision. Have a look at the thread of a few days ago "uh-oh, Alaska pinholes ripped".
by phoenix
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Hot waxing with polar?
Replies: 16
Views: 4783

Re: Hot waxing with polar?

Al, hot waxing full length does a couple things. First off, it just plain lasts longer per application than corking. Another is that it provides a real nice foundation for your kick wax du jour, whether applied full length or just on the kick zone. Also makes corking a layer or two of the polar easi...
by phoenix
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Necessity of wax-iron
Replies: 13
Views: 3125

Re: Necessity of wax-iron

Petter, after re-reading the original post, I'll add some more. While the hot wax is not a necessity, it is superior and preferable if you have sintered bases. Sounds like you want the polar as a foundation wax, and ironing in would be the way to go. Corking will still work fine, but as Al added, yo...
by phoenix
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Uh-oh... pinholes ripped on my Alaskas
Replies: 17
Views: 3801

Re: Uh-oh... pinholes ripped on my Alaskas

The tear is not across the three holes, it is from each hole forward. I had a better look at the situation today, and what is apparent at this point is that the problem is with the compatibility of the Spikes with something other than a plastic boot. I was aware of the possibility when I got 'em; I ...
by phoenix
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Necessity of wax-iron
Replies: 13
Views: 3125

Re: Necessity of wax-iron

Yup, clean the bases well first. Apply the polar in layers; one thin, consistent coat, then cork smooth. Personally, I don't use the hard & fast corking, I prefer smooth longer strokes with good pressure (NOTE: we are still talking ski waxing here, boys & girls). Avoid gobs of wax stuck on the base,...
by phoenix
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Uh-oh... pinholes ripped on my Alaskas
Replies: 17
Views: 3801

Re: Uh-oh... pinholes ripped on my Alaskas

Good point bgregoire, I have thought the same. My hope is that the screws might get a secure thread into the metal plate. My only option if there's no warranty possibility.
by phoenix
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Uh-oh... pinholes ripped on my Alaskas
Replies: 17
Views: 3801

Re: Uh-oh... pinholes ripped on my Alaskas

Rod, no brakes on the Spikes, plain old 3 pin. In have found the alignment and clip quite positive on these, in fact more so than the Voile's or Rottefella's which I've used for decades. First I've heard of an issue with the Spikes, but then they're probably not skied with leathers all that much. bg...
by phoenix
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Uh-oh... pinholes ripped on my Alaskas
Replies: 17
Views: 3801

Re: Uh-oh... pinholes ripped on my Alaskas

The first ski I have set up with the Spikes and Alaskas, but not the first I've skied the set up, I'm on my second season with it. I understand your thinking on it, but I don't think it's a mismatch on the gear... as in the Spikes don't seem different enough from say the Voile 3 pins to have caused ...
by phoenix
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Uh-oh... pinholes ripped on my Alaskas
Replies: 17
Views: 3801

Uh-oh... pinholes ripped on my Alaskas

Finally out for a tour on this warm sunny afternoon, smooth heavy snow... all is good touring up to my first little downhill shot. Make a few turns and something doesn't feel right; my right ski is wobbly. Bottom of the hill, I unclip, click back into my BMD Spikes, and all feels solid (I always che...
by phoenix
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Total newb, looking for advice.
Replies: 19
Views: 2900

Re: Total newb, looking for advice.

Your height and weight, I wouldn't even look at a 210 anything. Length will vary considerably wit the ski, but for what you're doing, in general, more like a 195-200 something or other would be much more suitable.Going against the tide here, but I'd probably skip over the Fischer's entirely, favorin...