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by rongon
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Canadian Rockies trip! But... Which skis to bring?
Replies: 23
Views: 7004

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

Good questions, good ideas. Thanks. Looks like it's the Cham 97 HM for Rogers Pass and the resort day(s). Maybe I need to bring two pairs of skis. So, what to choose for the hut ski setup? I wish I could wear leather boots for the time at the hut, but I injured one foot early in the season and it wi...
by rongon
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Canadian Rockies trip! But... Which skis to bring?
Replies: 23
Views: 7004

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

Hey Mr. fisheater, thanks for rising to the bait! I've been following the conditions out there. They've had 2.5 feet snowfall over the last week. Avalanche danger in Rogers Pass was High today, but I'm hoping things will settle down by the weekend after next. A lot can happen in two weeks. The Vecto...
by rongon
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Canadian Rockies trip! But... Which skis to bring?
Replies: 23
Views: 7004

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

My once a year, big trip out West is coming up. A couple of us are hiring a guide for a day in Rogers Pass (can't wait!). We'll also be hangin' out for the week at the Elizabeth Parker Hut, just touring around the Lake O'Hara area, which will include a lot of rolling terrain. A day at Lake Louise wi...
by rongon
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Deep snow, gnarly, unbroken trail...
Replies: 7
Views: 2054

Re: Deep snow, gnarly, unbroken trail...

Yes, that is a wonderful area. The area around Pigeon Lake was never logged, which is one reason the forest in there is so beautiful. It's one of the little known gems of the Adirondacks.
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by rongon
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Deep snow, gnarly, unbroken trail...
Replies: 7
Views: 2054

Re: Deep snow, gnarly, unbroken trail...

Yeah, I've had my eyes on that terrain too. On a previous trip, we were skiing the length of Constable Pond, and I was looking at a ridge going east-west to the north of the pond. We skied all the way from the Constable Pond trailhead to Pigeon Lake and back, about 18 miles, I think, breaking trail ...
by rongon
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Deep snow, gnarly, unbroken trail...
Replies: 7
Views: 2054

Re: Deep snow, gnarly, unbroken trail...

Yup, Pigeon Lake Wilderness. We went in along the Constable Pond trail (actually an old road) then turned south, breaking trail to Mays Pond. Then more trailbreaking to get to Queer Lake, and after futzing around too long, headed west to Windfall Pond where we found our tracks from the day before, a...
by rongon
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Deep snow, gnarly, unbroken trail...
Replies: 7
Views: 2054

Deep snow, gnarly, unbroken trail...

I had an interesting experience last weekend. I went for a 7.5 mile XC jaunt in a wilderness area northeast of Old Forge (western Adirondacks). I was on my trusty old Fischer Rebounds, yer basic 3-pins, Garmont Excursions. We started out well enough, but when we turned south off the main trunk trail...
by rongon
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Squash a little camber out of S-Bound 125?
Replies: 44
Views: 12489

Re: Squash a little camber out of S-Bound 125?

Great answers you guys! :D @MikeK: Yeah, it's a sickness. I've got it in its chronic phase. @fisheater: I'm baffled by my experience with the S-Bound 125 too. It was really shocking how much better I could handle the Vector BC on a hardpacked slope than I could the SB-125. I mean, it was like night ...
by rongon
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: For the love of a bad-ass BC-XC tip!
Replies: 4
Views: 1804

Re: For the love of a bad-ass BC-XC tip!

Asnes knows what the heck they're doing. I got a pair of big, white US Army planks for $20/pr made by Asnes from a surplus barn. Mounted them with plain 3-pin bindings (made by Voile for Karhu). They're straight, wide, relatively heavy, with a very stiff double camber, but very soft tip and tail. Ve...
by rongon
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Fischer S Bound 125
Replies: 27
Views: 8789

Re: Fischer S Bound 125

Just an update to this thread. I haven't skied the S-125 in its intended deep, powdery conditions, but I did attempt to ski it down a hardpacked piste at good ol' Belleayre. That was a complete disaster. Even though this ski looks like it should be able to hold an edge on not too icy hardpack, I cou...