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- Location: Quebec / Vermont
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- Favorite boots: ALFA Guard Advance, Scarpa TX Comp
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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?
- Never trust a guy who recommends T4s and pins
"And if you like to risk your neck, we'll boom down Sutton in old Quebec..."
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- Location: Toronto, ON
- Ski style: XC, BC, XCD, Alpine Touring
- Favorite Skis: Asnes FT62
- Favorite boots: Alpina Alaska
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- Joined: Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:12 am
- Location: Voss, Norway
- Ski style: Former downhill & biathlon skier, avid telemarker.
- Favorite Skis: Åsnes Ingstad, Åsnes Falketind 62, Åsnes Breidablikk, Åsnes Voss Z'N and Åsnes Fjøro 92
- Favorite boots: Asolo Extreme Plus, Alpina Alaska BC and 75mm, Alfa Polar and Dynafit Vulcan.
- Occupation: Former Royal Norwegian Special Forces operator and instructor.
Professional ski- and mountain guide, Åsnes employee - marketing and development potato, and outdoors guy.
- Website: https://www.asnes.com
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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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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- Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:56 am
- Location: Trondheim, Norway
- Favorite Skis: Åsnes Nansen WL
- Favorite boots: Crispi Stetind
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?