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by phoenix
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Moving binding for better grip
Replies: 8
Views: 1760

Re: Moving binding for better grip

I'm a little late to the party, but this, in a nutshell: "If they are on balance point....leave the binding there and work on waxing." Personally, I wouldn't think about moving the binding to expect better grip. Unless you're not mounted correctly to begin with. Don't be afraid to extend your wax po...
by phoenix
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: XC oriented ski for max float on dry snow
Replies: 23
Views: 5528

Re: XC oriented ski for max float on dry snow

i haven't read all of the extensive response here, but from the original post, and some of what I have read: I would not be looking at a waxless ski - at all.
by phoenix
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Questron for ya... Which skis for 3-buckle boots?
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Re: Questron for ya... Which skis for 3-buckle boots?

I'm always saddened to see an unanswered post, so I'll offer something for what it's worth, as one who's never skied your choices: 1) The Crispi's, in and of themselves, should be able to handle any of the skis you mentioned... it's more about whether they're compatible with you style and skills. Gi...
by phoenix
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Cheap skins?
Replies: 11
Views: 2680

Re: Cheap skins?

"I'd love to invest in better uphill and ski mountaineering gear in the future.. but this is just a way to keep my season going for a bit while theres still some snow"

I'd think the Sidestash's should be fine. You have the Voile 3 pin cables? Just undo the cables for the uphill.
by phoenix
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: FYI: Jay Peak is closed till further notice
Replies: 11
Views: 2909

Re: FYI: Jay Peak is closed till further notice

Good question... and I'm not sure about the skinning policy. Below is a post I copied from BC Talk; it was posted last night by a local here who skis and skins up there almost daily. Post is from last night: "Jay Peak just announced they are shutting down the resort, all lifts stop tomorrow. So last...
by phoenix
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: FYI: Jay Peak is closed till further notice
Replies: 11
Views: 2909

FYI: Jay Peak is closed till further notice

Yup... just happened. All employees, all staff, instructed to leave. You can guess why. I'm simply posting this in case any of you were thinking about heading up there, not to add to the current freak out situation.

Peace (and wash your hands!)
by phoenix
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Old 3-buckle boots enough to edge 99mm waist ski?
Replies: 7
Views: 2567

Re: Old 3-buckle boots enough to edge 99mm waist ski?

I've never skied NTN, so can't speak to that, but the T-Race and Vice's are more than adequate to drive the skis.
by phoenix
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: advice on ski selection and other things
Replies: 7
Views: 3617

Re: advice on ski selection and other things

Like Rongon, I love the skiing in the High Peaks & vicinity; it was my home turf for 20 years.I fact I was just thinking about the Avalanche Pass trail a couple of days ago... still one of my very favorite trails anywhere. Lots of good advice has been offered, I'll just add my take on each question....
by phoenix
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Front-Half Skins
Replies: 10
Views: 3597

Re: Front-Half Skins

Hate to see a thread with no replies; first is no, I have never heard of using a skin forward of the kick zone. Second, about using skins over kick wax... quite commonly done. That said, I draw the line on blue (assuming Swix colors), or maybe blue extra. Wouldn't really want to try it on anything s...
by phoenix
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Hot waxing with polar?
Replies: 16
Views: 6346

Re: Hot waxing with polar?

Not wanting to butt in here for Canna, but don't want to leave the question hanging either, so my take on it: If you're using the polar for glide, scrape after hot wax. I'd do two applications; wax and scrape the first (and brush, if convenient... but not a necessity). Wax, scrape (brush optional ag...