The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Postby fisheater » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:02 am

Buda, I would enjoy hearing a review of the Nansen. I do not believe it to be a double or camber and a half ski from the reviews I have seen. I think it is a single camber ski. Now, that is not bad. My single camber Falketind 62 has wonderful kick and glide in as little as 4" of soft snow (maybe less, I need to try). I just think the Nansen is a different type of ski than, Combat NATO, Ingstad, Gamme, etc. My own personal guess is Nansen would be a dream for spring touring, but I the FT 62 is far different than I imagined . Funny thing is that I am very happy with the FT 62.

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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Postby Buda » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:12 am

I'll report back when I have everything setup and have skied on the Nansens for a while.

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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Postby lilcliffy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:50 am

Confirmed:

The Combat Nato remains unchanged- it is has the exact geometry and flex of the previous-gen Ingstad.
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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Postby lilcliffy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:00 am

Confirmed turn radius of Ingstad BC vs. Nansen BC:
Hi Gareth

Thanks for your email.
The turn radius on Nansen BC is 52 m (200 cm length ski).
The turn radius on Ingstad is 39,5 m (200 cm length ski).

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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Postby Åsnes1922 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:33 am

Hi, guys!

At Åsnes we have noticed that there is great interest for our skis in you community. Beacause of that, I decided to join the forum just to follow the discussions, pick up on some feedback and be available for questions if that should be of interest.

We love reading your comments and we love the email we get from everyone in this forum - keep it coming.

I hope this is O.K. I just wanted to let you guys know that we will stick our head in here every now and then to answer some questions.

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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Postby TreeFallin » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:55 pm

Wonderful. Welcome to the forum. No hurry but I was curious what the turning radius of Asnes Breidablikk is? (the white top sheet canine model)

I'm getting a pair sent to me (should be enroute...) and I was curious. :-)

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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Postby Åsnes1922 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:20 am

TreeFallin wrote:Wonderful. Welcome to the forum. No hurry but I was curious what the turning radius of Asnes Breidablikk is? (the white top sheet canine model)

I'm getting a pair sent to me (should be enroute...) and I was curious. :-)


Hi.

The sidecut on the Breidablikk is 86-62-74 mm and as this is a BC ski, you can imagine the turn radius is not what we empathize the most in such skis. The turn radius of most BC skis will be enormous compared to AT or Alpine skis.
But to answer your question, it would be just under 33meters if the skis are 190cm long.

You can use this calculator to get a rough estimate on all skis if you want. It also depends on where the bindings are mounted and somewhat the stiffness in the ski. http://member.fis-ski.com/skicalc.htm

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Favorite boots: Asolo Extreme Plus, Alpina Alaska BC and 75mm, Alfa Polar and Dynafit Vulcan.
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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Postby Åsnes1922 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:55 am

Hi guys!

I just posted some information online on our English webpage. I would love to hear your feedback!

I'm open to feedback on everything from wording to content and the way the information is laid out.

Thanks!

https://www.en.asnes.com/tech-info-and-mounting/

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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Postby Cannatonic » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:33 am

Crister, thank you for all the information on skins, it's very helpful! The English writing looks excellent to me, I did find one small typo (mistake) in the first sentence...."no" should be "on"

>>The short climbing skins should in general stay with you no the adventure you embark on with BC skis.

One question - you recommend using "hard wax" on the skins - do you apply the wax with heat (a hot iron) or do you just rub the bar over the skin??

Hey Treefallin don't worry about turn radius on the Breidablikk - the NATO, Breidablikk and Ingstad are all very easy skis to turn for long or short radius. One of these reasons I like this profile is because it's very close to the standard slalom/race/recreational alpine ski sidecut used for decades up until 1995. It's a familiar feeling for my legs! Before that, all slalom skis were 85-65-75 - 20mm sidecut - for world cup slalom racing on down to banging moguls at the ski area. GS skis had a sidecut of 13mm, which is probably why I like the Gamme so much, it's got the same sidecut as the K2 GS race skis I used for so long - the old K2 810FO, 812, etc.

Phil Mahre, Ingemar Stenmark, Alberto Tomba, they won all their World Cup slaloms on 85-65-75 skis. And the Asnes skis all have softer tips and/or rockered tips to make turning even easier than it was for those guys.

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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2018-2019!)

Postby TreeFallin » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:03 pm

Thanks for a great info. Yeah. I'm not worried too much. I think I'm just impatiently anticipating a "new ski day" :-)


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