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by Lars
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Another new guy saying hi!
Replies: 22
Views: 3242

Another new guy saying hi!

Welcome! I’m new to the forum as well.

There’s a great thread on the T78 vs E88 that helped me a lot deciding between the two skis (I chose the 88).

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by Lars
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear
Replies: 24
Views: 3634

Re: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear

Thanks, Lilcliffy. It is the current bcx6. Beauty. That is now Fischer's flagship XCD boot- they no longer make the BCX875. I have an older version of this boot that is the most supportive XC boot I have ever used to date. My (perhaps incorrect) operating principle as an inexperienced xc/xcd skier ...
by Lars
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear
Replies: 24
Views: 3634

Re: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear

Thanks, Lilcliffy. It is the current bcx6. My (perhaps incorrect) operating principle as an inexperienced xc/xcd skier is to approach it in a similar manner to what I did when getting into kayaking. Everyone I talked to suggested sleek, narrow waisted kayaks and I was fairly miserable in them. I cou...
by Lars
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear
Replies: 24
Views: 3634

Re: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear

One other comment--with your height, I would stick with "short size" skies, ie those made in lengths where the skis made for heaviest skiers are 189-195 cm NOT 205-210 cm. I am 5'7", used to be the same weight as you. I think you will find the shorter skis, although somewhat slower, are easier to g...
by Lars
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear
Replies: 24
Views: 3634

Re: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear

One part survival one part wedge.

I freely admit my technique needs work (this was my third time on xc skis ever)just
surprised at how little control I had.

I’ll give the 3-pin and appropriate boots a try and see how I feel on those.
by Lars
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear
Replies: 24
Views: 3634

Re: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear

Interesting experience for me yesterday. Went up to trapp lodge in Stowe and rented Eons With nnnbc. Very cold conditions (4 deg F). Trails were very hard and groomed. This was mostly expected. What I did not expect was how challenging it would be to control the Eons on that surface. I was constantl...
by Lars
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear
Replies: 24
Views: 3634

Re: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear

Thanks for the replies.

I don’t need to use tracks on the groomed trails.
by Lars
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear
Replies: 24
Views: 3634

Please help a neophyte Vermont XC skier select the right gear

Greetings. I am trying to learn the ways of XCD and have decided to invest in some gear. I live in Vermont and have access to some amazing trails and wilderness to play in. I have intermediate alpine skills, and enjoy running (got my first Spartan in this fall at Killington). That being said, I have...