The Åsnes Thread (News for 2020-2021!)

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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2020-2021!)

Post by Johnny » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:51 am

I just had another Asnes dream... (Yes, dah fevah is pretty strong this year too!)

This time it was about a waxless version of the TINDAN 86... It was beau-ti-ful too... Tested by Sherpa people in Nepal and Tibet, it was used by SAR teams everywhere around the Himalayas. Designed by Yves Rodier, it was called the Asnes SHERPA 86... Whaddya think?

And yet another one... The TAUNTAUN 86, named after the wild polar lizard. This one was designed especially for the Rebel Alliance by Phil Tippet. It was mostly used on the Hardangerjøkulen glacier in Norway for tactical operations. Whaddya think?
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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2020-2021!)

Post by Danylewich » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:53 pm

Too funny Johnny! Love it.

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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2020-2021!)

Post by Cannatonic » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:22 am

The "Star Wars" one is awesome!
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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2020-2021!)

Post by Åsnes1922 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:59 am

The world's most objective skitesters, and the great team at Blister Review has put the Voss Z'N to the test, reviewed it and included it in their "Buyers Guide" - Check it out!

We're really happy with the review, which confirms our philosophy going into the design process.

"If you prefer at stronger flex pattern, a more traditional mount point, and want that withut going with a minimally tapered ski that's difficult to break free from a turn, the Z'N warrant considiration. It's deep tip rocker line and soft tips equate to great flotation in powder, while the flat tail makes it feel pretty secure on steep, firm terrain. The Voss Z'N's moderate weight makes it a solid contender for 50/50 use, particulary for skiers with good tecnique who want to use this ski for a bit of everything" - Blister

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Read the full 20/21 Blister Buyers Guide here:
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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2020-2021!)

Post by TheSweed » Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:03 am

Asnes SHERPA 86 ooooh soo nice!!! Off season I could hang it on the wall in the livlig room.

Still remeber the feeling when I was a kid and opening my first Tintin album. "Tintin i Tibet"
The best one, so good!

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Re: The Åsnes Thread (News for 2020-2021!)

Post by Transplantskier » Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:57 pm

Hi all,

Thought I'd put this here because it didn't seem worthy of a new thread, and it's Åsnes-focused.

Considering doing something eccentric and wanted to get some more perspectives. I posted here a tiny bit last winter but then the late-season skiing got good and then the trail running got good, so I don’t spend much time on my computer if I can help it.

I ski Åsnes Nansens and MT51s both in 185 (I’m 64kg and like my skis shortish) and I love them both. Lately I’ve been considering buying Ingstads, Cecelie Skogs, or FT62s in an eccentrically short length. Two reasons: 1) for the turns, of course and 2) because I’m jealous of all the AT folks who can bike with their skis so much less awkwardly than I do.

I have no interest in true AT setups, but my minimalist sentiments (minus all the things that make minimalist people annoying, I hope) have me always wanting things to be smaller and lighter. I’m an NNN BC with leather boots kind of guy and can turn well enough with them (parallel, tele, whatever) to handle anything I want to do. Knowing that I won’t be kicking and gliding with the same efficiency as I do on my longer Nansens and MT51s, is there anything truly bad about glide waxing the whole ski (using my short or long skins for the ups) and squashing the camber of an Ingstad in 165 or Cecelie in 170?


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