I think my point is this... Skate-skiing on modern tele gear is to me is more akin to skate skiing on alpine gear than it does tribute to cross country skiing. And the jumping on NTN is more extinct gelande than nordic. I'm in no way saying these races aren't stupid hard, but using modern telemark gear is way more dedicated alpine than it is XC. I think a far better platform that would fit modern telemarkers just dying to go uphill is the skimo, the skin up/skate down races. And/or an BC XC course that includes downhills. But this classic thing, which is not exactly historically "classic" (I raced tele races in the mid-80s), is to me just plain odd. Like a Chrysler K car odd. But, I don't know. If you had asked me in 1984 where the racing was headed I would've told you it would start moving towards difficult alpine GS and slalom courses. Instead it seems like a disjointed and confused hodge podge. Why not throw a shooting section in as well. You could make it stupid hard to where you can only use flintlocks. Admittedly telemark didn't go in the direction I thought it would; it kinda did, but then again didn't.
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on Wed May 03, 2017 8:33 pm, edited 2 times in total.