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by lowangle al
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Cheap skins?
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: Cheap skins?

Hi Chris, if you don't get any skins why not use your scaled xcd skis and ski whatever you can comfortably climb. You don't have to go all the way to the top. I would look for spot that has soft snow and is easy to climb and do laps on it.
by lowangle al
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: FYI: Jay Peak is closed till further notice
Replies: 11
Views: 1825

Re: FYI: Jay Peak is closed till further notice

Thanks Rod. My wife and I just cancelled our trip back to Ak so are looking for some skiing opportunities back here. I guess if there is a BC area nearby to fall back on it would be worth a chance if the resort doesn't work out, but all of that good, easily accessible terrain sound good. I also assu...
by lowangle al
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: FYI: Jay Peak is closed till further notice
Replies: 11
Views: 1825

Re: FYI: Jay Peak is closed till further notice

If anyone knows of any closed resorts in the Northeast that allow skinning, could you please let your freeheel brothers know about it.
by lowangle al
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Old 3-buckle boots enough to edge 99mm waist ski?
Replies: 7
Views: 1826

Re: Old 3-buckle boots enough to edge 99mm waist ski?

FWIW, when I moved up from 70s wasted skis to around 100 it took a while to get used to them, but I love wide skis now.
The widest ski I have is a 108mm powder board and they ski great with T4s even on soft packed powder or a couple inches of powder.
by lowangle al
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Happy World Telemark Day 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 2176

Re: Happy World Telemark Day 2020

No skiing for me today but I'm glad you guys got out. Nice spot.
by lowangle al
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Newbie seeking advice
Replies: 21
Views: 3684

Re: Newbie seeking advice

The other option, one I prefer for myself, is: finding a pair of Alpine touring ski around 80 mm waist with a good base, about your height long, minimum of 26 m of radius, mounted with 3 pin cables... Used with Excursion, that is the perfection. Which one? ONE OUT OF MANY... Funny that you say that...
by lowangle al
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Newbie seeking advice
Replies: 21
Views: 3684

Re: Newbie seeking advice

For me, gear choice has to do with how hard I want to work. If I was on skinny double camber skis with light boots I would be compelled to ski faster and maintain a higher heart rate, more like trail running. When I'm skiing plastic boots I try to keep my heart rate down to not much over what it wou...
by lowangle al
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: advice on ski selection and other things
Replies: 7
Views: 2934

Re: advice on ski selection and other things

My wife and I summited Marcy back in the mid 80's. It was her first season xc skiing and she ended up sliding down on her ass almost the whole way. She ended up with two black and blue swollen butt cheeks. I felt terrible because even though she agree to give it a go, I didn't think she had enough s...
by lowangle al
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Newbie seeking advice
Replies: 21
Views: 3684

Re: Newbie seeking advice

Welcome to the forum upheeling. I think plastic boots will speed up the learning curve for you. I have some Tua Sumos and they would be a good choice for what you want to do. I never skied the Big easies but they sound good, big and easy, can't beat that. The sumos are probably short for you but wil...