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by Smitty
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Selecting My First Brand-New Skis (Backcountry Touring)
Replies: 20
Views: 3741

Re: Selecting My First Brand-New Skis (Backcountry Touring)

the description of how the skis will be used and what you want to do screams "Gamme 54" to me! especially this part: - I want to maintain full XC length. I love the kick and glide snappiness. They will complement the skis you have well too. Absolutely you need the 210's, the perfect size for you, I...
by Smitty
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Selecting My First Brand-New Skis (Backcountry Touring)
Replies: 20
Views: 3741

Re: Selecting My First Brand-New Skis (Backcountry Touring)

Thank you fo taking the time to describe all of this! I am most interested in each individual skier's context- and it also makes it easier to hopefully help you! Felt like I was rambling after a while, so thanks for taking the time to read it! You haven't tried the E89 yet? Hmmm...I would certainly...
by Smitty
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Selecting My First Brand-New Skis (Backcountry Touring)
Replies: 20
Views: 3741

Re: Selecting My First Brand-New Skis (Backcountry Touring)

Thanks for taking the time to reply gents! Correct me if I'm wrong, your goal in getting a high performance xc ski is to better handle terrain where you are currently doing self preservation turns and something that will track better on rough snowmobile trails without sacrificing xc performance. Fir...
by Smitty
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Selecting My First Brand-New Skis (Backcountry Touring)
Replies: 20
Views: 3741

Selecting My First Brand-New Skis (Backcountry Touring)

Hey guys, I know you get a lot of "help me pick a ski" threads so I hope you don't mind another. But first I want to thank everyone for the wealth of knowledge and discussion on this board! I have been following for a couple years, and it has been an amazing resource! I am from the prairies so have ...
by Smitty
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!
Replies: 49
Views: 12360

Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

Johnny did you happen to bring in enough inventory for sale to the general population? Or was this first go-round by special order only? This forum's Asnes Fever is contagious! :) I handled some at Norseman last season and they are beautiful Skis, but I just couldn't get myself to pull the trigger a...
by Smitty
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Gear Basket
Replies: 204
Views: 100567

Re: Gear Basket

Anyone still using SNS X-Adventure bindings and interested in trying out comfy and well-constructed Alfa boots? There are a bunch of Alfa Montanas on sale here: Thanks for the tip Ben! My in-laws are still using SNS-XA and don't want to switch out bindings. I will definitely pass this along. Sent f...
by Smitty
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New Nordic touring boot?
Replies: 56
Views: 8471

Re: New Nordic touring boot?

You should REALLY take a look at the new Alfa Guards... Words can't tell how much I am in love with them... Honestly, skiing with the Guards is a totally new experience. All the best from the Kikut and the Alaska blended together in the same boot. Those Guards look like amazing boots. Hopefully som...
by Smitty
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New Nordic touring boot?
Replies: 56
Views: 8471

Re: New Nordic touring boot?

That does make sense, thanks for all the clarifications bgregoire. It's a shame that the EU to US conversions on many of the boots themselves don't jive, what a strange thing. I guess one of the main things I was trying to say that I did a pretty poor job of was that if someone can't shop for Alfas ...
by Smitty
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New Nordic touring boot?
Replies: 56
Views: 8471

Re: New Nordic touring boot?

Hey gents, I've been spending a ton of time on here over the last year but have not posted before. Thanks for all of the knowledge and discussion you guys provide, it is an amazing resource! Not sure if this thread is dead, but thought I could chime in on Alfa vs Alpina sizing. I have the last-year ...