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by STG
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Why the telemark?
Replies: 33
Views: 10886

Re: Why the telemark?

Many years ago I was a downhill, alpine skier that enjoyed mechanized skiing and chatting with people on the lift. My perspective has changed dramatically over the years. I love wilderness, powder, solitude, quiet and observing wildlife. I ski often in the Northwest corner of Yellowstone Park. Alpin...
by STG
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: No Eon?
Replies: 3
Views: 2453

Re: No Eon?

Mike, Check out ORScrosscountryskidirect.com I think they still have the Eon in stock. I live in Montana but I have bought a number of skis from ORS (located in Vermont). They have great customer service and they may even be willing to contact the Madshus factory Rep to get you a pair of Eon skis, i...
by STG
Sat May 16, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What off-season ski deals are you looking for?
Replies: 29
Views: 12242

Re: What off-season ski deals are you looking for?

lowangle al, I agree that getting skis at a second hand store would be a good option. I think having a waxable ski is crucial. I have the Karhu Guide and the Madshus Epoch. They are both waxless and I find the fish scales provide more friction than I want. The waxable Eon I have, glides really well ...
by STG
Sat May 16, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What off-season ski deals are you looking for?
Replies: 29
Views: 12242

Re: What off-season ski deals are you looking for?

The Eon is a great ski. I know how some people love to bash traditional, straight skis but those characteristics are what make the Eon a efficient backcounty ski. It tracks well, turns with patience and climbs with little effort. I am thinking about purchasing another pair.
by STG
Fri May 15, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: What off-season ski deals are you looking for?
Replies: 29
Views: 12242

Re: What off-season ski deals are you looking for?

Mike,

Have you considered the waxable Eon? I had a pair of the XCD Karhu waxless and now I have the Madshu Eon waxable. I think the waxable performs better. It climbs well with a small amount of blue wax and has less resistance going downhill. Gearx.com and Akers-ski.com have waxable models.
by STG
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Two different types of short radius turn
Replies: 59
Views: 24760

Re: Two different types of short radius turn

Telehiro seems to have a more subtle, less exaggerated knee drop? I think his style of skiing may be easier on the joints and body in the long-term? If you are an "older" skier or have had an injury, how to minimize the impact of skiing on your body is always on your mind.
by STG
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Two different types of short radius turn
Replies: 59
Views: 24760

Re: Two different types of short radius turn

Both of the skiers are skilled and elegant in their skiing technique. My concern is that the skier in the second video is putting a lot of stress on his knee joints with such a deep drop of the knee. Would this technique be sustainable over a lifetime of skiing, or would he be more prone to injury a...