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by Cannatonic
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: "upgrade" to pins?
Replies: 49
Views: 2441

Re: "upgrade" to pins?

Big article in "Backcountry" magazine this month about the guys who blazed the trail in the eastern Sierra in the 70's and 80's, establishing some of the alpine high-traverse routes. In case you don't get this magazine I can summarize - most of the guys used Kharhu 207 or 210 XCD-GT skis w...
by Cannatonic
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: XC Backcountry Skis For 275 lb Newbie?
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: XC Backcountry Skis For 275 lb Newbie?

I like the idea of going to XC ski areas and renting gear. This will help you find the boots that fit and skis and bindings you like. For general XC skiing in the woods I'd go with NNNBC bindings and boots and a pair of long skis, 205-210cm classic XC skis.
by Cannatonic
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: "upgrade" to pins?
Replies: 49
Views: 2441

Re: "upgrade" to pins?

sounds like another pair of skis to me - the USGI skis will never come gracefully down a blue trail! A modern XCD ski with a tip width in the 70's or 80's might be a nice complement, with some 3-pins and Crispi Antarctic, would do OK at downhill turns and longer tours. (I love spending other peoples...
by Cannatonic
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Leather boots and liners
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Leather boots and liners

in the early 90's most of my telemark friends were using Alico Doubles with the liner removed & replaced by a ski boot liner. They all switched to Scarpas when they came out mid 90's. Hard to believe the exact same Alico Double from the early 90's is still available today...you can re-create his...
by Cannatonic
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: "upgrade" to pins?
Replies: 49
Views: 2441

Re: "upgrade" to pins?

I think it'd be worth putting 3-pins - Rottefella super tele's - on the USGI skis. IF you can find a good boot that fits well, which is difficult. Most of my skiing is general XC/touring mode on backcountry trails and I use either Crispi Antarctic or older Garmont Tour 75mm boots on my 210cm XC skis...
by Cannatonic
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Waxless Scale Patterns- What's your favourite Flavor?
Replies: 20
Views: 1557

Re: SWAP?

I personally find waxless-scaled double-cambered skis severely lacking in grip compared to grip wax. My E99 Crowns are virtually useless- in terms of traction- compared to my E99 Tour. I don't know which scale design is "best" on of all these skis. I still very much like Karhu's "Omn...
by Cannatonic
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada
Replies: 70
Views: 6656

Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

sounding great LC! nothing is better than fresh snow on some blue wax on the 210's. Keep the reports coming, my E99's are dormant - injury situation is looking grim, could miss the rest of the season here :cry:
by Cannatonic
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Cleaning up/waxing old Fischers
Replies: 14
Views: 828

Re: Cleaning up/waxing old Fischers

Hmmmmm....definitely pre-2010 vintage. Maybe early 2000's?? They look great, such a versatile ski, I still have 2 pairs.
by Cannatonic
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Cleaning up/waxing old Fischers
Replies: 14
Views: 828

Re: Cleaning up/waxing old Fischers

how about a picture so we can see which vintage they are???
by Cannatonic
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: the magic and power of grip wax
Replies: 60
Views: 3735

Re: the magic and power of grip wax

so true about the snow being colder than the air! You have to be aware of the previous night's low temp, the snowpack stays cold. Also true about needing to ski a little bit before the wax starts to work right - I assume this is because the base of the ski is cooling down to the temp of the snow for...

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