Asnes Waxless Skis?

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Re: Asnes Waxless Skis?

Post by athabascae » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:51 pm

I am still eyeing those 35mm mohair skin-locks for my Combat Nato/Ingstad....
Me too. And, I would be prepared to cut them short as well to hopefully get some reasonable glide, even though they are pricey :shock: I don't anticipate grip being a problem in most scenarios where I'd want to use these skins. This wouldn't be used as a climbing skin, but in lieu of klister or where one might use waxless skis...

If it works out, its cheaper and more versitle than having a quiver of both waxable and waxless, which I perfer not to have.

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Re: Asnes Waxless Skis?

Post by athabascae » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:57 pm

Fluff? New to me. I think the Canadian goverment mandated a no-go on that one.

When I lived in Newfoundland we had corn-on-cob-in-a-can.

And, I've seen canned poutine in New Brunswick.

This should be in the tour food thread. Forget that fancy freeze dried stuff. REAL camping means food in a can.

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Re: Asnes Waxless Skis?

Post by MikeK » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:06 pm

Poutine in a CAN???! WAAAANNNTTT!!!

I used to eat canned food all the time for camping/backpacking. We never used that freeze dried junk :P

PS - info on Fluffernutter

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Re: Asnes Waxless Skis?

Post by lilcliffy » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:41 am

athabascae wrote:
I am still eyeing those 35mm mohair skin-locks for my Combat Nato/Ingstad....
Me too. And, I would be prepared to cut them short as well to hopefully get some reasonable glide, even though they are pricey :shock: I don't anticipate grip being a problem in most scenarios where I'd want to use these skins. This wouldn't be used as a climbing skin, but in lieu of klister or where one might use waxless skis...

If it works out, its cheaper and more versitle than having a quiver of both waxable and waxless, which I perfer not to have.
In my CURRENT climate, grip wax gives me the best performance for probably 75% of my skiing. I have been using waxless skis in the backcountry for the remaining 25% (klister on the clean track). I have certainly lived in warmer and/or wetter climates where it has been the opposite.

The integrated- and quickly removable- kicker skin may well be more versatile in a cold, northern climate where the winter conditions are typically stable. Despite how expensive the kicker skins are, it is cheaper to own a few different kicker skins than multiple pairs of skis...
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Re: Asnes Waxless Skis?

Post by lilcliffy » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:45 am

athabascae wrote:Fluff? New to me.
I used to try and trade my PB&J with kids that had PB&F!

My mother refused to have Fluff in the house.

My kids love fluff- even more than they love our homemade jam!
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Re: Asnes Waxless Skis?

Post by Cannatonic » Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:45 pm

Asnes has changed their lineup from last year - looks like they dropped their XC-focused skis, the Holmenkollen, Vikafjell, Lillokmarka and Vestmarka. I think one or two of these had scales last year. Too bad! They must be focusing on touring more than XC. Maybe people are buying cheaper skis for XC. Good thing Fischer still makes the BC Country Crown. The Asnes skis are generally more robust & durable than Fischer though.

they took the husky off the Breidablikk and replaced him with a grouse and spaniel, I guess that's where their clients are going.
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Re: Asnes Waxless Skis?

Post by lilcliffy » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:19 pm

Asnes is still making "xcountry" skis (i.e. "turski")- by "xcountry" I mean backcountry-xcountry. To my knowledge it has been many years since Asnes has made a groomed-track-oriented ski.

Asnes' currently makes 3 classes of backcountry skis:

1) "turski"= (literally meaning "trip" or "tour" ski) backcountry skis with a flat-land xcountry focus.

2) "fjellski"= (literally meaning "mountain ski") backcountry skis for xcountry touring in mountainous terrain.

3) "toppturski"= (literally meaning "top tour ski"- as in touring on the tops of mountains) backcountry skis for "alpine touring" in steep mountainous terrain.

All of the "turskis" have been updated over the past couple of years, the previous model names are gone (e.g. Vikafjell, Holmenkollen):

Mountain Race 46
Mountain Race 48
Mountain Race 51

Asnes classifies these skis as both "turskis" and "fjellskis" (whereas the Nansen/Ingstad/Gamme 54 are "strictly" fjellskis).

I am not sure why the Amundsen is not classified by Asnes as a "turski" though- from my perspective it clearly has the profile and flex pattern of a "turski"...

That Mountain Race line looks wicked...Amazing that they make three skis so close in profile...

I think if I were to buy another Asnes it would be the Nansen though...
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Re: Asnes Waxless Skis?

Post by Cannatonic » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:23 pm

LC - thanks for clearing that up! So we didn't lose anything. I want a pair of those blue ones in 210 - Mountain Touring 51. Too bad I'm facing a self-imposed ban on new skis! Need to sell off some more treasures to make room.
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Re: Asnes Waxless Skis?

Post by athabascae » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:41 pm

Yeah, I would really like one of the Asnes Mountain Race/Tour too, I'd probably go for the 48 cm ski - the one they introduced last year.

After just seeing the new Crispi boot and the new Asnes, its looking like there is some great new NNN-BC oriented gear this year from Europe.

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Re: Asnes Waxless Skis?

Post by lilcliffy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:47 pm

Oooh- what new Crispi boots do you speak of?
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