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by phoenix
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele bindings on Objectives, consensus?
Replies: 15
Views: 4913

Re: Tele bindings on Objectives, consensus?

"Im surprised that every one says they're iffy in hard conditions, they seem much stiffer to me than sbounds. I suppose its all relative" There's relativity involved, for sure. One of the beautiful things about the Objective is it's very light weight, enhanced with a nice flex and pretty nice torsio...
by phoenix
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Hot waxing with polar?
Replies: 16
Views: 6346

Re: Hot waxing with polar?

"Phoenix, it sounds like it's a little easier and quicker than doing the tips and tails with glide wax and better than just corking" Yup, and more versatile for tweaking your wax options. "It made me think of all of the times towards the end of long tours when I thought my skis were slowing down, bu...
by phoenix
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Necessity of wax-iron
Replies: 13
Views: 4302

Re: Necessity of wax-iron

Just like Al said ( I wrote a long post 10 minutes ago, but must have forgot to hit "submit"). Lots of bones, stones feathers, and a warm hearth here too. That's some magical country you live in, too... I've spent some time around there.
A warm belated welcome, Lolo.
by phoenix
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele bindings on Objectives, consensus?
Replies: 15
Views: 4913

Re: Tele bindings on Objectives, consensus?

The boot/binding combination is fine; I ski the Objectives with Spikes and Excursions for all round BC stuff, though they do have limitations for more DH oriented BC stuff and/or difficult snow. Then, I'd take my Waybacks mounted with BMD Bulldogs, and the Excursions. I wouldn't want ski the Objecti...
by phoenix
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele bindings on Objectives, consensus?
Replies: 15
Views: 4913

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: 6346

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: 4302

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: 5361

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: 4302

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: 5361

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.