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by rongon
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:30 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?

Yeah, I can't get over it. It all seems like it was a dream.
by rongon
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?
Replies: 28
Views: 14487

Re: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?

I wonder how different a pair of KOM skis is to a pair of Vector BC... I've skied both. I prefer a longer ski, so I'm automatically bias towards the Vector BCs, even in tight trees. I also prefer how the longer Vectors tour compared to the KOMs. The KOMs seem good for tight spaces and seem to prefe...
by rongon
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:04 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?

!!! -- THIS THREAD IS MEANINGLESS WITHOUT PICTURES -- !!! OK, so... Pictures! This is a ridge off of Vulture Mt, across Bow Lake from the Icefields Pkway. Note the avy paths under the cliffs. Note the SIZE of the avy paths, and how frikkin' many of them there are. Ay yi yiiii!! http://i200.photobuc...
by rongon
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?
Replies: 28
Views: 14487

Re: Kom or Excursion 88 good all around BC ski's?

I wonder how different a pair of KOM skis is to a pair of Vector BC...
by rongon
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:43 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?

Well, that was the most thrilling (!!) trip I've ever had. We spent the early part of Saturday in Calgary gathering up our avy gear rentals, shopping for food, and getting our plastic sleds and odds and ends for rigging from Canadian Tire (what a great store!). We then drove the Trans-Canada Highway...
by rongon
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:25 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?

I have rotten luck. Here in the Northeast, we have the best weekend of the season coming up. Rumors of 72" fallen on Stowe in the last week. Over 2 feet on the ground here in the Hudson Valley (NY State). But in the Canadian Rockies...

:( :shock:
by rongon
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?
Replies: 29
Views: 15534

Re: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?

I found out that I love the Fischer Outtabounds, completely by accident. I bought a pair on after-season sale, just because they were cheap. I already had a pair of Rebounds that I really liked, but hey, cheap skis... Slapped a pair of Voile 3-Pin Cables on those Outtabounds and I've skied the crap ...
by rongon
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:26 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?

I've found that the bigger the ski, the less well kick wax works. I find that I need a warmer (stickier) wax on a fat ski than on a narrower ski. Because of that, I'm thinking I wouldn't use the Cham 97 HMs with kick wax. They're just to big and heavy too work well with kick wax, IMO. I never found...
by rongon
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:23 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?

You can also choose to kick wax the chams if it looked like you may get a dump. Although I never toured with axls. Do you have skins for either the chams or dynastars? Waxing can get tricky if it gets too warm. I have skins for all the skis. The Cham 97 HMs have Mohair Mix skins, the Dynastar 3800s...
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: 11896

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...