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by Nick BC
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers
Replies: 30
Views: 15357

Re: New rant... Backcountry/wide skis and telemarkers

Agreed, if you’re mostly skiing groomers wide skis are harder on the knees. After 45 years of skiing I’ve zeroed in on 95 mm underfoot as an optimum waist width for Whistler, on and off piste. In the Spring when the snow is firm I have a pair of 85mm underfoot skis, which are super light and romp up...
by Nick BC
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Trip Report Archive
Topic: Skiing northern portion of Sweden's Kungsleden trail
Replies: 4
Views: 5116

Re: Skiing northern portion of Sweden's Kungsleden trail

Thanks TF for a great trip report. Scandinavia seems to have these wonderful rolling, alpine areas where you can have these mellow tours. The outhouse photos reminded me of a few of the BC Hut trips I’ve done. The beauty of styrofoam on the nether regions, in sub zero temperatures is definitely not ...
by Nick BC
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice on NTN
Replies: 22
Views: 6285

Re: Seeking Advice on NTN

Al's advice, as alway's, is good. If you like a lighter, three buckle boot you could look out for a Scarpa TX on resale. I started out in NTN on TX Pros (four buckles) and found them too stiff and like boat anchors. When I heard the TX was being discontinued I promptly bought a pair from Telemark Py...
by Nick BC
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alico Ski March Boot
Replies: 101
Views: 47774

Re: Alico Ski March Boot

Thanks for the responses guys. I think I’ll give ‘em another few outings with thicker socks. I already have the custom foot bed from my Scarpa TX Pros in there, as well as the footbed which came with the boots. Thanks lilcliffy for the tip on checking the size on the tongue. Mine say 7W. :shock: So ...
by Nick BC
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Alico Ski March Boot
Replies: 101
Views: 47774

Re: Alico Ski March Boot

Well I got my first day out on the Ski March. Our local area, Cypress Mountain is in a Provincial Park and has some mellow rolly polly side country, which you access through the resort. I was skiing them with G3 Stinger XCD and a Rotte ST. I had a much thicker sock than usual, but they felt like boa...
by Nick BC
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Rotte 3 pin heel pad
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: Rotte 3 pin heel pad

I’ll give it a whirl thanks again Ben.
by Nick BC
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Favorite Ski Meets Favorite Binding
Replies: 25
Views: 4525

Re: Favorite Ski Meets Favorite Binding

I used to ski Riva’s. My only complaint with them was the fact that the cable, which ran around the front of the toe piece would work itself under the toe piece due to pressure. Mine did this half way through a ski week at Rudi Berlinger’s. I was not happy! The solution was to epoxy round the front,...
by Nick BC
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Salomon QST 99 mounting
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Salomon QST 99 mounting

I’m the same height as you and have the 174’s mounted boot centre on the ski’s boot centre line. They ski great with the Scarpa TX and TX Pro. You’ll have a ball!
by Nick BC
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Rotte 3 pin heel pad
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: Rotte 3 pin heel pad

Yes, it’s the newer 100% plastic one. I guess I’ll drill a hole for the protruding piece. My binding was the last one in stock at MEC in Vancouver and didn’t come with any instructions. Did you manage to tap it into place with a hammer Ben or did it require manoeuvring?
by Nick BC
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Rotte 3 pin heel pad
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: Rotte 3 pin heel pad

Yes, it’s the newer 100% plastic one. I guess I’ll drill a hole for the protruding piece. My binding was the last one in stock at MEC in Vancouver and didn’t come with any instructions. Did you manage to tap it into place with a hammer Ben or did it require manoeuvring?