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by teleclub
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Chord Center mounting- does it make any sense?
Replies: 14
Views: 1742

Re: Chord Center mounting- does it make any sense?

Teleclub- your post was a work of art man. Greatly appreciate this. Thanks, my pleasure. ...I was quite surprised that balance point was what seemed rearward to me, but in realty was chord center, and 2 mm in front of chord center on the other ski. The point I am making is that rocker does change h...
by teleclub
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: the magic and power of grip wax
Replies: 60
Views: 7207

Re: the magic and power of grip wax

...edited to add that i second the notion that waxing effectively is pretty easy after all, and fun! but when you are a science nerd like me you end up walking out the sto' with every frickin wax possible cause you know that one degree makes a difference... I know what you mean. I benefitted by the...
by teleclub
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: the magic and power of grip wax
Replies: 60
Views: 7207

Re: the magic and power of grip wax

I had some old Fischer Boundless Wax that I did kick wax tip to tail on. It was amazing in the right (colder) snow. You could walk straight up hill and then kick and glide like a mofo. I was faster on the classic track than most on their long thins. They just hooked and then glided so well. Very co...
by teleclub
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Hi from Alaska and some questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2662

Re: Hi from Alaska and some questions

martin2007 wrote:...It's not quite the same as calling your wife "Sophie" when her name is "Sylvia", but it's on a similar track.
Even that can work out ok unless your ex's name was Sophie. :!:
by teleclub
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: and now....the rain
Replies: 55
Views: 5410

Re: and now....the rain

Bike rides in sunny warm conditions four days in a row. Never have sunny warm conditions been so depressing :?
We keep looking for skiable snow in the high canyons. Packed snow available at the resorts in relatively poor conditions but thin cover and nothing skiable in the woods. :(
by teleclub
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: NNNBC boot for wide feet
Replies: 10
Views: 1620

Re: NNNBC boot for wide feet

My wife reported that Fischer boots are wider in the toe box than the Rossignol boots. She was comparing 75mm boots (Fischer BC675 vs Rossi BCX12) but I'm guessing their NNNBC boots use similar toe boxes.
by teleclub
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: tuning?
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Re: tuning?

You're right it's mostly about alpine and mostly about edge sharpness. And mostly for typical resort hard snow conditions. In such conditions a lot of skier complaints (and falling down) might be the result of 1) skiing around on dull edges, or 2) problems from not "de-tuning" (i.e. dulling) the ste...
by teleclub
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Chord Center mounting- does it make any sense?
Replies: 14
Views: 1742

Re: Chord Center mounting- does it make any sense?

For me, the important thing to know about chord center is that it was the old alpine standard mount point back before ski manufacturers started to put boot center marks on skis (or when it was still rare). Back then, any ski mount required just one question: is it a nordic ski or an alpine ski? If t...
by teleclub
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?
Replies: 16
Views: 2134

Re: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?

...Finally, if anyone can explain to me how to do the highlited quote thing for these responses, feel free to educate me! Just click on the quotation symbol at the top right corner of the post you wan to quote. Then you see a box that has that post's text with bracketed commands on each end. The up...
by teleclub
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?
Replies: 16
Views: 2134

Re: Alpine Touring/Telemark skis- grip wax versus scales?

Assuming we're talking about single camber skis, I wonder how long kick wax lasts on a single camber ski? Where I am, I mostly use skins on single camber skis. I'm generally a fan of waxing and don't have any scales skis at all in the current family quiver(!). I used to wax BCX skis all the time (ba...