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by lowangle al
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada
Replies: 114
Views: 26240

Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Wow LC, you must have at least a half dozen pairs of skis. ;)
by lowangle al
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister
Replies: 59
Views: 9506

Re: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister

Yeah- agree- this is terrible. I take them off for any serious downhills on variable snow- or even warm spring snow in general. Scales are better in general in this context, despite the fact that they can be super slippery on hard, icy refrozen snow- resolved with scales + skin. This would make me ...
by lowangle al
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...
Replies: 16
Views: 2107

Re: Finest leather? You're right! Look at that...

You do have to be careful with old boots. One time my wife and I were skiing on twenty year old boots. We hiked up a couple hundred feet of steep trail, no kickstepping. When we got to the top all four boots were cracked at the pin line on the vibrim outsole rendering them unskiable.
by lowangle al
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister
Replies: 59
Views: 9506

Re: wax vs scales vs XSkin vs klister

How would the skins have compared to fishscales if they were available on that ski, in those conditions?
by lowangle al
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Voile Objective BC Skis and Super Lite Skins
Replies: 15
Views: 2891

Re: Voile Objective BC Skis and Super Lite Skins

It's weird that the ultra vector and the V6 are still covered for tele bindings and the Objective isn't. I would think they were the same layup.
by lowangle al
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Blocked by Cow!
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Re: Blocked by Cow!

You made the right choice Martin, I've been turned around by moose more than once. When you weigh a thousand pounds you're not easily scared away. A few years ago my wife and I got approached by an aggressive moose, I think she wanted our granola bars.
by lowangle al
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Skiing northern portion of Sweden's Kungsleden trail
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: Skiing northern portion of Sweden's Kungsleden trail

Wow, great trip, thanks for posting.
by lowangle al
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice on NTN
Replies: 22
Views: 2993

Re: Seeking Advice on NTN

Too bad about that accident Harris, glad to hear you're up and running. It was that hard to get used to NTN, how much of it was due to the boot do you think?
by lowangle al
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: T2 liners - can these be heated?
Replies: 14
Views: 1854

Re: T2 liners - can these be heated?

I know you're pushing your toe forward to make more room but you still need to have your heel firmly seated in the heel of the boot. I would also pressure the cuff of the boot as if you were skiing.
by lowangle al
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice on NTN
Replies: 22
Views: 2993

Re: Seeking Advice on NTN

No, Al, I haven't started looking at boots. The good news is that I'm happy skiing on what I've already got. All my stuff is duckbilled from plastic Synergies to Excursions to T3's to leathers. Kind of like one system for versatility of switching boots and skis around. So I will definitely rent an ...