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by rongon
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Vector replacement- ideas? V6/UltraVector something else?
Replies: 20
Views: 10236

Re: Vector replacement- ideas? V6/UltraVector something else?

My $0.02... After a couple of seasons on my Vector BC skis, I can say that they ski really well in a 'too short' length. I'm about 185 lbs and ski my Vector BCs in 170 cm. Yes, they're shorter than recommended for my weight, but no, they don't fold up under me and they do float well enough (I don't ...
by rongon
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Military surplus skis?
Replies: 8
Views: 6415

Re: Military surplus skis?

Thanks for the comparison, fisheater. I actually have a pair of those Asnes mil-surplus skis from Coleman's. I bought them years ago. I slapped a basic pair of 3-pin bindings on 'em. I've skied them a bunch of times, and I agree they are great trail skis for getting from point A to point B. I rememb...
by rongon
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Military surplus skis?
Replies: 8
Views: 6415

Military surplus skis?

You know, those white Karhu skis on ebay for cheap... Are they stiff like I-beams, heavy like lead? Is that why they get no love? I like skis with an approximately 90-70-80 profile. They're good jack-of-all-trades, but yes, masters of none. I understand. With those caveats in mind, how much worse is...
by rongon
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: TeleTurnAround
Topic: For sale/Trade - 75mm boots - alpina/Scarpa/BD
Replies: 6
Views: 3402

Re: For sale/Trade - 75mm boots - alpina/Scarpa/BD

black diamond push shells, mondo 27.5, no liners. Used but in good shape. $80
Still available?
by rongon
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tips n’ tricks 2 - poor mans free pivot binding
Replies: 1
Views: 1786

Re: Tips n’ tricks 2 - poor mans free pivot binding

The old bungie trick. Yeah, I still use it. I took these skis up to Tucks last weekend, skinned up almost the whole way like this. (Sorry for the lousy photo)

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by rongon
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 748
Views: 370346

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

It looks pretty cool up there Rongon. Too bad you couldn't get more turns in, but it is pretty cool still seeing winter from where I am. I ski some steep narrow single track, I can think of a couple of hills where I yell from the top a couple times, " when I come around the bend I am going to be go...
by rongon
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 748
Views: 370346

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

I've never been up Haystack. That's one to hike this summer to see what's going on up there. The whole west side of Marcy was pebble-grained bulletproof ice, so was off-limits (for skiers with any sanity). The leeward side was OK, but the snow wasn't quite deep enough to smooth out all obstacles. Th...
by rongon
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Pictures, pictures and pictures!
Replies: 748
Views: 370346

Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Mount Marcy, NY, Sunday April 9 http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa156/rongonz/Adirondack%20Ski%20Tour%20-%20Mount%20Marcy%20-%202017-04-09/36_CominDown.png http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa156/rongonz/Adirondack%20Ski%20Tour%20-%20Mount%20Marcy%20-%202017-04-09/26_Marcybest_turns.png http://i...
by rongon
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Canadian Rockies trip! But... Which skis to bring?
Replies: 23
Views: 11896

Re: Canadian Rockies trip! But... Which skis to bring?

So glad you made it home. Kicking Horse ski patrol put out a video while you were there about how deadly the snow was. Worst in 15 years. Inbounds mogul fields sliding etc. Thanks! I'm glad I got back too. We heard a bit on CBC radio about a guy who got caught in a slide in the Kicking Horse slackc...
by rongon
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Altai Kom skis
Replies: 149
Views: 70607

Re: Altai Kom skis

If the Kom can easily make short turns at very slow speeds, does that mean it has trouble with stability when skied faster arcing bigger turns on steeper terrain? The thing that astounds me about the Vector BC is that it does pretty well for short turns at low speeds in tight trees, while becoming a...