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by Leo Tasker
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review
Replies: 43
Views: 32798

Re: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review

I've been thinking of this duality lately. Perhaps we are still lacking the perfect material to be used as a midsole that is 1) sufficiently stiff, 2)light, 3)insulative 4)durable? We can go super uber stiff and super light: kevlar fiber. We can go super light and insulative: EVA foam or similar. T...
by Leo Tasker
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review
Replies: 43
Views: 32798

Re: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review

LC, you are right about the softness of Alfa boots (and the skarvet). This is the main complaint I have read over and over on scandi forums (the other being the addition of the heel cup that does not work for everyone). Sole stiffness wise, I certainly feel the same way about my Alfa Quest Advance ...
by Leo Tasker
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: boot rocker?
Replies: 18
Views: 2869

Re: boot rocker?

I wonder if having a rocker sole and a flat binding would increase the likelihood of the toe section delaminating? Probably depends how stiff the sole flex is. Does the heel contact the binding when weighted? FWIW My Alfa Skarvet also have a flat sole. I imagine the Alaska may feel more natural to w...
by Leo Tasker
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC
Replies: 56
Views: 37577

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC

Took my Gammes out for their first proper go last night, thought I would add my initial thoughts. Firstly, this ski seems to be exactly what everyone said: nice and fast, pretty forgiving and a bit too fat for the tracks :lol: I did a 12km loop that I normally do on my XC track skis and NNN boots, t...
by Leo Tasker
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: the 12th Man
Replies: 8
Views: 1890

Re: the 12th Man

That's a great film, saw it a while ago. Norwegians are made of tough stuff!
by Leo Tasker
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNN vs NNN-BC on 50ish waisted XC touring skis
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Re: NNN vs NNN-BC on 50ish waisted XC touring skis

I have Turnamic NNN bindings on my Rossignol skis which are 65-52-61 and have 3/4 steel edges, so not that dissimilar to the Mountain Race skis (albeit shorter and with fishscales). They are ok for light stuff, but the few times I've used them in the mountains (icy traverses, longer downhills) I hav...
by Leo Tasker
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Daughters & wife ski upgrade opinions
Replies: 8
Views: 1783

Re: Daughters & wife ski upgrade opinions

I've got a set of the Rossi OT65 which I've used a fair bit. They are a nice ski, narrow enough to fit in even fresh cut tracks but still wide enough to have a bit of float when there's a bit of fresh snow. The waxless pattern extends over a large part of the base, meaning the grip is good but they ...
by Leo Tasker
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Permanent integrated Skin in BC skis Sporten Explorer Skin
Replies: 29
Views: 9034

Re: Permanent integrated Skin in BC skis Sporten Explorer Skin

Having used a friend's set of skin XC skis that were over the suggested length for me and having poor grip when kicking, I would be cautious about going too long. Unlike a wax ski, you can't simply extend the kick zone forward, so following the manufacturers weight/length chart would probably be sen...
by Leo Tasker
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC
Replies: 56
Views: 37577

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC

@ Cannatonic - thanks for the conformation! I also found this video from Åsnes which shows how to fit, cut and store their skins. It's in Norwegian but easy enough to follow just by watching. He says to start by trimming 5cm behind the boot heel and go for in 1cm increments until they feel right. ht...
by Leo Tasker
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC
Replies: 56
Views: 37577

Re: Ski Review: 2018-2019 Åsnes Gamme 54 BC

For the people trimming their skins, how are you doing it? They come with a square edge, but I'm guessing that if they are cut straight across that means the back corners are more likely to catch and lift off the base? Don't want to mess up the glue, so thinking of trimming them so they are more rou...