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by STG
Tue May 01, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Avalanche Gore Range Colorado 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: Avalanche Gore Range Colorado 2016

Woodserson: Appreciate your thoughtful, astute comment. I think the extent of blunt force injuries in avalanches are often over-looked. It seems like the big fear is not being able to breathe; when in fact, traumatic fractures and head injury may be the cause of death. Plus, even if your partners ca...
by STG
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Avalanche Gore Range Colorado 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: Avalanche Gore Range Colorado 2016

fisheater: Thanks for your wise comments on parenting. My son didn't tell me because he didn't want me to "worry." Truth be told I think he didn't tell me because he thought I would berate him because he was 46 years old when he was caught in the avalanche! The terrain is obviously potentially very ...
by STG
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Avalanche Gore Range Colorado 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Avalanche Gore Range Colorado 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5s_xbkIF1c My son fessed up that he and a friend were caught in an avalanche in the Gore Range (Colorado) 2016. He and his friend were lucky they survived. What's a parent to do? This video reinforces my thoughts about skiing in avalanche terrain: the snow pack can b...
by STG
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scales vs. Kicker-Skins
Replies: 9
Views: 3862

Re: Scales vs. Kicker-Skins

Mohair skins are superior to synthetic. They glide so much better. I have always favored kick wax or mohair skins over scales. I feel resistance from the scales on the downhill. I guess it is just personal preference. Last season I was commenting about using skins versus wax because of the environme...
by STG
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Another reason to avoid ski lifts
Replies: 4
Views: 2032

Re: Another reason to avoid ski lifts

Thanks for posting. Definitely a reminder of why I don't do mechanized skiing: too many people, low-skilled lift operators or other minimum wage people, reckless skiers who never learned basic edge control because of fat, easy-turning boards. I have always thought getting on or off lifts is the most...
by STG
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Lynx in my yard
Replies: 17
Views: 5060

Re: Lynx in my yard

Great photos! You are fortunate to have such incredible wildlife in your yard! I have never seen a Lynx although I have encountered many other creatures. I had a wolf lope downhill within 4 feet of me while I taking a break from skiing resting on a slope. It is not just about the snow: wildlife is w...
by STG
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Nice short movie for us older folk.
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Re: Nice short movie for us older folk.

Harris:

Thanks for posting: smooth and graceful big mountain Telemark skier. He may feel the pressure and responsibility of fatherhood but he seems young to me. Older is when half your cohort really are dying and you become very aware that your time skiing and other earthly pleasures are finite.
by STG
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: TREEWELLS, THE DEADLY TRAP
Replies: 6
Views: 2122

Re: TREEWELLS, THE DEADLY TRAP

http://www.kbzk.com/story/37642558/skie ... -whitefish

Sorry to pour on the bad news, but I think always being conscious and aware of the risks of off-piste/backcountry skiing might prevent death or injury. Sad to hear about these guys.
by STG
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: A vid for you twisted minimalist typos
Replies: 10
Views: 3472

Re: A vid for you twisted minimalist typos

Free-heelers can do anything the lockdown crowd can do!
by STG
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Secret to skiing mastery- no jerks allowed!
Replies: 4
Views: 1786

Re: Secret to skiing mastery- no jerks allowed!

lilcliffy:

Thanks for posting this. It is refreshing to see community building rather than shameless self-promotion and runaway individualism. We also know that Norwegians make great skis (e.g., Asnes).