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by phoenix
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele fail
Replies: 26
Views: 5509

Re: Tele fail

Lest my comment be misunderstood (further)... It was largely for humor, though I don't wear a helmet every time I go for a tour. That said, I DO wear one when the terrain warrants. Not naysaying them, at all. Very thankful to have one on when biking a time or two.
by phoenix
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: boot rocker?
Replies: 18
Views: 2614

Re: boot rocker?

"Boot rocker is a liability when it comes to free-heel downhill skiing- exactly the reason why Voile risers have a backslope to them. BUT- when it comes to XC skiing on soft snow?" Can't say definitively, but I'd still rather do without the rocker, and probable dead spot that goes with it. For the d...
by phoenix
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Really New Skis
Replies: 32
Views: 19893

Re: Really New Skis

"Whenever I do end up back East I look forward to hitting the places I skied 30 years ago, the Daks, the Whites and I'd like to check out some Vermont bc where previously I had only skied resorts" Al, I'm up in northern VT, near Jay Peak. Lived in the 'Daks for 20 years before moving to VT. If you e...
by phoenix
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alico Ski March Boot
Replies: 101
Views: 48684

Re: Alico Ski March Boot

Nick BC, I have a pair of Spike 3 pins on my Objectives, and they work with both my Alaska 75's (which are actually a little thinner than a standard tele sole), and with my Excursions. I also have an older vintage Alico, which looks like the civilian version predecessor to the Ski March... tried to ...
by phoenix
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Mounting inserts for both tele and AT bindings on the same ski?
Replies: 11
Views: 2749

Re: Mounting inserts for both tele and AT bindings on the same ski?

Could be 3 different bindings, or the same binding mounted in 3 different positions... again, it's a rule of thumb, actually from the world of alpine mounting. I believe it's meant to reduce the possibility of ski failure or binding pull-out due to too many holes. Just pointing it out; much would de...
by phoenix
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tele fail
Replies: 26
Views: 5509

Re: Tele fail

LoFi, you got up too quickly. We usually lay in the snow and let the embarasement of the fall soak in for a minute before trying to redeem ourselves. LoFi... heck yeah I've been there. First day of powder is my most common face plant scenario... I really don't fall often... partly because I just don...
by phoenix
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Mounting inserts for both tele and AT bindings on the same ski?
Replies: 11
Views: 2749

Re: Mounting inserts for both tele and AT bindings on the same ski?

Haven't tried it myself, but from a tech viewpoint I see no reason why you couldn't have inserts for both on the same ski. But: you'd want to confirm there's adequate clearance between the holes for the 2 mounts ( minimum 1cm from another hole). And, the rule of thumb is a maximum of 3 mounts per sk...
by phoenix
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Really New Skis
Replies: 32
Views: 19893

Re: Really New Skis

Yup, just the lay-up wiggling a little to get comfortable accustomed to flexing, and settle in for a long quiet ride. Where do you spend your time back east?
by phoenix
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: boot rocker?
Replies: 18
Views: 2614

Re: boot rocker?

Looks like the old T2 rocker, but probably has less effect, having a softer flex. I never liked the rocker much on the T2's... maybe with the BC toe rather than a duckbill the effect is different. I'm a little surprised they engage more quickly, I'd think it was the other way around. There's a reaso...
by phoenix
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wooden Ski Care and Preparation
Replies: 15
Views: 3304

Re: Wooden Ski Care and Preparation

bgregoire, that's the stuff! You may well know this already, but just in case: After the initial burn-in, let the skis cool down and absorb the treatment. To clean 'em, use the torch again...lightly..and wipe a few inches of tar off at a time with a rag(s) as you heat your way down the ski. Get 'em ...