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by paulzo
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question
Replies: 18
Views: 8135

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: 8135

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: 8135

Re: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question

Beautiful Serra corn mostly.
by paulzo
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question
Replies: 18
Views: 8135

Re: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question

So you are right in the Voile recommended range for the 164. I'm about 152 and almost always carrying a multi-day pack. Looks like I could go 171 or 178 according to their recommendations, and be in the range. Probably I'd lean to the shorter ski, as that has always been the way I've gone in the past.
by paulzo
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question
Replies: 18
Views: 8135

Re: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question

Thanks, Phoenix - what length did you say you have? and If you don't mind, which Karhus have you skied?
by paulzo
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question
Replies: 18
Views: 8135

Re: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question

Thanks Al - My boots are excursions - somewhat modified. My Rainers say 180, though they measure more like 176. That's nice to hear about the Vectors. With those being somewhat wider that the Objectives, if you find them to be good gliders then the Objectives should be even better. May I ask what yo...
by paulzo
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Paging Phoenix with an Objective question
Replies: 18
Views: 8135

Paging Phoenix with an Objective question

Since I know from various posts that Phoenix has Objective BC's and seemingly pretty wide experience to go with them, I'm directing this question to him, but if anyone else has input I'd love to hear it. Here's the scenario: Me - not a very good skier. But considerable experience with multi-day tour...
by paulzo
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Wooden Ski Care and Preparation
Replies: 15
Views: 9318

Re: Wooden Ski Care and Preparation

Then all you need is this baby to get you there:
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by paulzo
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Powder touring ski options
Replies: 56
Views: 27422

Re: Powder touring ski options

Cliffy - yes i think you are right, rainier=rebound. And i thought my rainers are 88/68/78, though my memory could be off, and seems to be if the site you linked to is correct. Since the OP mentioned those numbers i assumed similar skis, but they of corse could be completely different flex even if s...
by paulzo
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Powder touring ski options
Replies: 56
Views: 27422

Re: Powder touring ski options

I have Atomic Rainers - virtually the same ski as the Excursion 88's (some say EXACTLY the same ski but I don't know that for sure). While I like them, and have gone many places on them including across the Sierra, I think that for powder it aint' what you are looking for. Still too skinny and too m...