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by oldschool
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Tell us about yourself
Replies: 29
Views: 11087

Re: Tell us about yourself

Hey, I'm a professor/researcher/instructor here in Syracuse NY. I'm 48 years old and in ok but I wish better physical condition - need to shed some pounds and am finally trying to work more seriously on that. I grew up outside of Allentown, PA and got into XC skiing as a teenager there - self taught...
by oldschool
Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How about wooden skis?
Replies: 20
Views: 9879

Re: How about wooden skis?

My first pair of skis were Tur Langrenns from LL Bean with some low cut Hagen shoes - got wool knickers and tall wool socks to round out the kit. Those were nice skis but the pine tarring of the bases was something that I didn't like too much - to do it well you want to paint it on, and blowtorch it...
by oldschool
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Skiing in Canada's Provincial Parks
Replies: 22
Views: 7575

Re: Skiing in Canada's Provincial Parks

Hi Mike, This is an annual thing - unfortunately it's like next week or the one after this year so likely too late for you to plan but next year could go. I definitely want to do this a couple times before I can't. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/travel/in-quebec-a-winter-celebration-on-skis.html?...
by oldschool
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Backcountry Skiing is Improving (Adirondacks)
Replies: 9
Views: 3299

Re: The Backcountry Skiing is Improving (Adirondacks)

Sorry - I just saw your really nice review of this in the Community Reviews - should have looked there first.
Thanks for the thorough review and comparisons -
by oldschool
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: The Backcountry Skiing is Improving (Adirondacks)
Replies: 9
Views: 3299

Re: The Backcountry Skiing is Improving (Adirondacks)

Hi Mike, I post occasionally on the other forum Northeast - found my way over here. I was curious about your S-bounds - what do you think of them? I'm looking for some skis that will tour but turn too. They seem like they might be a good choice - I don't have access to areas that fat skis are useful...
by oldschool
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help me tele better.
Replies: 37
Views: 12218

Re: Help me tele better.

Hi - I spend most of my time on the Northeast forum, but just recently got pointed over here and am happy to find more tele stuff! As a word of disclosure I have no instruction background but have been tele skiing for about maybe 10 years now on downhill gear - maybe three decades turning on XCD now...