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by Leo Tasker
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Cold Clothing
Replies: 24
Views: 4321

Re: Cold Clothing

Temps where I am don't get so cold, normally around -5°C to -10°C so my clothing choices are focused on avoiding overheating in the first place and subsequent chilling due to wet layers. I used to do a lot of winter mountaineering and the principles are the same, being able to dump heat on the way u...
by Leo Tasker
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Finest Leathers: Nordic Norm 75mm Backcountry/Telemark Boots
Replies: 140
Views: 29321

Re: The Finest Leathers: Nordic Norm 75mm Backcountry/Telemark Boots

I understand the new Greenland has a stiffer sole, but by how much? Please tell us!! Having one on one foot, on on the other, the 75mm feels like a softer sole, although I guess this because the toe is captive and the flex occurs at the ball of the foot, whereas the NNN sole is free to rotate aroun...
by Leo Tasker
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Finest Leathers: Nordic Norm 75mm Backcountry/Telemark Boots
Replies: 140
Views: 29321

Re: The Finest Leathers: Nordic Norm 75mm Backcountry/Telemark Boots

Do any 75mm users have an opinion on/experience with the Alfa Greenland 75mm? I like the idea of 75mm boots and bindings for my new skis, but as these have a glued sole, rather than a welted one, I'm not sure whether they would be any better than the equivalent NNN-BC model (Alfa Skarvet). My unders...
by Leo Tasker
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: If you could only have one ski for your most typical skiing...
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

Re: If you could only have one ski for your most typical skiing...

:lol: I think I have the European strain, but the symptoms are similar: an empty wallet and a big grin on my face!
by Leo Tasker
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Åsnes Gamme
Replies: 44
Views: 10721

Re: Åsnes Gamme

Just picked up a set of Gammes, very excited! Can't decide on binding choice though, currently all my skis have regular NNN bindings so I will be getting new boots and bindings at the same time. The Alfa Skarvet BC and Greenland 75mm both fit me great, I like the idea of a 75mm setup but wondering i...
by Leo Tasker
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: If you could only have one ski for your most typical skiing...
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

Re: If you could only have one ski for your most typical skiing...

Most of my skiing is in the forests north of Oslo, mostly groomed tracks leading to wooded bushwhacking trails. Currently using Rossignol OT65 most of the time which do everything ok, but nothing spectacular. Mainly because they are short (185) they are slow to glide (waxless bases don't help :lol: ...
by Leo Tasker
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What length BC55, E99 or similar?
Replies: 9
Views: 1829

Re: What length BC55, E99 or similar?

FYI, I think when he says BC55, he means the Madshus Glittertind, which seems to have been renamed? The Voss is also now the BC50. Kind of confusing to have very similar names to the Rossi ski in my opinion... The recent Rossi (and Fischer) move into shorter,stiffer skis can work for some people - I...
by Leo Tasker
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New to backcountry - some questions
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: New to backcountry - some questions

Putting glide wax on the bases will definitely make the ski run smoother. Hot waxing will help the bases drying out and help the skis last longer. You can also put glide wax on the "Crown" pattern in the kick zone as this will help prevent it icing up and losing grip. Be careful not to fill up the p...
by Leo Tasker
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Making waxless skis waxed?
Replies: 10
Views: 2091

Re: Making waxless skis waxed?

I actually have put glide wax on the scales before to prevent icing, however I cleaned it up using wax remover before putting the grip wax on. Cheers for the input everyone, Godt Nytt År from Norway!
by Leo Tasker
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Making waxless skis waxed?
Replies: 10
Views: 2091

Re: Making waxless skis waxed?

Makes sense, the wax I have applied thus far has stayed in the recesses and worn off the ridges, but I've just been putting Swix blue directly on the grip section. After reading Lilcliffy's waxing thread, once they are smooth enough I will iron on some polar wax as a binder, I figure this will smoot...