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by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Edge angles and ski shop techs
Replies: 11
Views: 6720

Re: Edge angles and ski shop techs

Rough season here, I had a couple of weeks of single digits to below zero with no snow. Then it seemed like snow storms on Monday, cold all week on my site with no power, then rain on Saturday. There was good snow for a while a couple hours north, but it seemed like every time it was good, I couldn...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Edge angles and ski shop techs
Replies: 11
Views: 6720

Re: Edge angles and ski shop techs

Rough season here, I had a couple of weeks of single digits to below zero with no snow. Then it seemed like snow storms on Monday, cold all week on my site with no power, then rain on Saturday. There was good snow for a while a couple hours north, but it seemed like every time it was good, I couldn...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Edge angles and ski shop techs
Replies: 11
Views: 6720

Re: Edge angles and ski shop techs

It is kinda like what I've experienced with motorcycles. One of the first things many folks do after buying a crotch rocket is changing the fuel mapping/or jets and adding a louder pipe like it is a race bike. And everywhere will sell that mod. But I road raced for a number of years. Was pretty invo...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Edge angles and ski shop techs
Replies: 11
Views: 6720

Re: Edge angles and ski shop techs

You know what's funny, or perhaps even sad, is that over the years I'm learned how to massage the egos of over-confident people. It is like being a sin eater. But in the end I got him to do what I wanted, and I'm very happy with the result. For anyone interested, try out a 0 degree base bevel. You m...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Edge angles and ski shop techs
Replies: 11
Views: 6720

Re: Edge angles and ski shop techs

Glad they ticked you off Harris, I've been wondering how you were doing. Hope all is well, how is the skiing in your parts this season? FWIW I really have a hard time with ski shop techs, they are experts after two years and guys like you and me are idiots. I manage a lot of tradesman, however ther...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Edge angles and ski shop techs
Replies: 11
Views: 6720

Edge angles and ski shop techs

Recently I bought a pair of used Atomic Vantage X 80 CTI's to convert to a frontside tele ski. They were in good condition, but wherever they had been stored was extreme enough to oxidize the wax on the bases; luckily whoever owned them had post season waxed the bases. Regardless I decided to take t...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice on NTN
Replies: 22
Views: 9215

Re: Seeking Advice on NTN

Jesus, I thought you died, man. For real- I went looking for obits. When I didn't find any I figured you wanted to stay low and left it at that. No man, I've just been doing so much alpine skiing for the first part of the season that my tele skis needed dusting off. It is really your fault: you tur...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice on NTN
Replies: 22
Views: 9215

Re: Seeking Advice on NTN

One thing I should also mention is that, and this is just an opinion, a duckbill/cable setup is preferable to NTN in deep powder. This may be more profound here skiing the northern cascades where "great powder" is a bottomless version of the perfect snowball making snow. In fact if you squeeze it in...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice on NTN
Replies: 22
Views: 9215

Re: Seeking Advice on NTN

Thanks to all so far for your insights. Harris, your "badass" tone of 30+ years of tele experience kindled some of the doubt that lingers in my gut at this stage. I'm conscious of how easily and quickly this 4-year-old late-arrival tele-adventure could be interrupted or ended. You've got 30+ years ...
by Harris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice on NTN
Replies: 22
Views: 9215

Re: Seeking Advice on NTN

Too bad about that accident Harris, glad to hear you're up and running. It was that hard to get used to NTN, how much of it was due to the boot do you think? I would say the injury had more to do with the difference between skiing years on the the 75mm norm and the newness of learning the NTN Freer...