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by paulzo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Can we have a better XCD boot midsole?
Replies: 12
Views: 4552

Re: Can we have a better XCD boot midsole?

Bcgregoire - i sold a boatload of those Asolo Superscouts, and i had a pair of the Voyageur pictured down below. A blast from the past for sure! I think we don't want a T4/Excursion in NNN-BC, we want a scarpa F1 race that is NNN-BC. Lighter, better range of ankle motion. Something that sits right i...
by paulzo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: the beefiest?
Replies: 5
Views: 2372

the beefiest?

Several existing threads bring this question back to the front of my mind: Which NNN-BC boot is the beefiest, not just right out of the box, but after break-in? And by beefiest I mean a combination of twisting sole stiffness and beef in the upper, or in other words, which boot can actually apply the...
by paulzo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: boot rocker?
Replies: 18
Views: 4756

Re: boot rocker?

This could conceivably be an artifact of the process that Alpina uses to put the rubber rand on there, or a result of the behavior of that material over time. Consider the other photos posted of cracking in the rand material after significant use, which suggests tension forces in it. Given that teh ...
by paulzo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Can we have a better XCD boot midsole?
Replies: 12
Views: 4552

Re: Can we have a better XCD boot midsole?

I don't think is is really that complicated in terms of finding a material. Back in the 80's when I worked in mountain shops, I sold a lot of Asolo hiking boots and ski boots. They had developed a nylon midsole, graduated thickness and flex for each boot size, with a short steel shank riveted to it ...
by paulzo
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Mounting inserts for both tele and AT bindings on the same ski?
Replies: 11
Views: 4636

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

I was just pondering this same question, so if you do find out, please post!
by paulzo
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Gear Basket
Replies: 277
Views: 146742

Re: Gear Basket

some kinda Karhus AND Asolo boots for $120

https://www.mec.ca/en/gearswap/post/633859
by paulzo
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question
Replies: 18
Views: 4795

Re: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question

Figure it by the mile and they are practically free!
by paulzo
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question
Replies: 18
Views: 4795

Re: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question

Thanks Al, you make them sound pretty good.
"If you can afford the Objectives" - indeed, they don`t give those babies away. But I turn 60 in the spring and maybe I deserve a nice birthday present. ;)
by paulzo
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question
Replies: 18
Views: 4795

Re: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question

Cliffy, that is precisely the conundrum - whether the tradeoff is a good one. And complicated by the fact that i am pretty much always carrying between 25 and 40 lbs of pack. At the lighter end of that range i do still get some glide to my kick in the right conditions, but that is only going to be a...
by paulzo
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question
Replies: 18
Views: 4795

Re: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question

Beautiful Serra corn mostly.