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by lowangle al
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for some advice as a new XCD skier
Replies: 15
Views: 19098

Re: Looking for some advice as a new XCD skier

I've pretty much retired the T2s in favor of the T4s Bob. They don't have that ski boot feel, having full ROM of the ankle yet they hold an edge like a plastic boot, for me anyway. My wife loves her T4s for touring but I think her DH performance was better in T2s.
by lowangle al
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: another ski recommendation post...
Replies: 16
Views: 14786

Re: another ski recommendation post...

Hi Ed, my opinion differs from the others here. I prefer heavier equipment with a T4 or excursion type boot and a shorter wider ski even on low angle terrain. I have no problem going out for 3 or 4 hours covering 8 or more miles with that gear and it doesn't feel sluggish to me. The heavier gear is ...
by lowangle al
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for some advice as a new XCD skier
Replies: 15
Views: 19098

Re: Looking for some advice as a new XCD skier

I don't doubt it at all Bob, there is enough slop in a leather boot 3pin binding combo that it wouldn't be hard to improve upon. If the boots were as stout as something like the old Merril Ultra I could see nnn bc superior. I guess the beauty is you don't need such a beefy boot. My thinking is that ...
by lowangle al
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Looking for some advice as a new XCD skier
Replies: 15
Views: 19098

Re: Looking for some advice as a new XCD skier

I know that many disagree - I find I have more downhill stability and control with the NNNBC versions of most of the BC-XC boots (e.g. Alpina Alaska/Fischer BCX6/Rossi BCX6). Ahhhhh...! I couldn't agree more... It's always such a refreshing feeling everytime we hear a bit of pure wisdom... 8-) Reme...
by lowangle al
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2019-2020!)
Replies: 260
Views: 142917

Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Nick, the big downside to TTS is that they don't work with leather boots and I think boot choice in general is also limited. You can also mount a Voile 3 pin cable on a riser that has climbing bars.
by lowangle al
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Duty on items shipped from Canada to US
Replies: 5
Views: 4669

Re: Duty on items shipped from Canada to US

From the picture it looks complicated to set up, but it's not. It only takes four stakes or tie down points to set up, in a storm it takes six. It only takes about ten minutes or less to put up, but you can keep tweaking it to make it better or adapt to condition.
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by lowangle al
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Duty on items shipped from Canada to US
Replies: 5
Views: 4669

Re: Duty on items shipped from Canada to US

That's the tent Ben, mine is 7x7, the one in your link says 5x7. It's a great tent for all climates and seasons. I've used it from the sub arctic tundra to the Everglades to the Alaska Range. It's been great for bugs and heat and I've been out in almost hurricane force winds with it. ( I did have to...
by lowangle al
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Duty on items shipped from Canada to US
Replies: 5
Views: 4669

Re: Duty on items shipped from Canada to US

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Thanks Ben, I have another one of these coming.
by lowangle al
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Randonee (AT) vs Telemarking?
Replies: 12
Views: 9099

Re: Randonee (AT) vs Telemarking?

Hey Cope since you're into winter hiking you may also enjoy cross country skiing. Telemark is just xc on steroids for me. People have been doing xc for years because it gets you where you're going and it feels good. AT may get you where you want to go and it's probably fun, but I don't know how good...
by lowangle al
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Duty on items shipped from Canada to US
Replies: 5
Views: 4669

Duty on items shipped from Canada to US

I am in the process of buying a used tent from a guy in Brantford Ontario. He suggested I pay the shipping cost when the package is delivered so there won't be any holdup because of a possible duty that is due. Does anyone know anything about a duty on used items going across the border? The tent is...