lilcliffy wrote:Satch- Hopefully, we are helping you!
I may well have misinterpreted your OP- assuming that you were- at this point- primarily interested in traditional "Nordic touring" (i.e. XCd) in the backcountry.
If your primary interest is in developing Nordic-downhill skills and- in particular- learning the telemark turn, then perhaps you should focus on that?
Don't get me wrong- one can certainly develop Nordic-downhill skills while on distance tours in hilly/mountainous terrain. But- and I am certain many agree- if you are new to Nordic skiing- and you want to "shred" downhill- then your learning curve will be faster if you spend some concentrated time focusing on downhill skiing and turning skills.
(If to shred is your bag- you may actually want to start a new thread that focuses on that...)
Not at ALL.
You completely accurately represented my intentions and they have not changed at all. I think for my purposes here, your focus and recs have been pretty dead-on.
Lowangle Al is--I believe--simply observing how excited I get by videos of shredders on wide skis (XCD GT, S98) and concluding that that's what I want and need to be doing. Totally a valid conclusion to draw, but I think it misses the points made in my OP here earlier in this thread to some degree.
I'll let you two argue about boot and binding systems since I know nothing in that regard and I will just try and glean what I can from the evolving discussion.
You've ALL been super helpful!
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