The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

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Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

Postby HBS » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:00 pm

IIRC Neptune carries the FT62 but not much bigger from Asnes, definitely never seen their poles there! I moved about 30 minutes from my previous almost-accross-the-street spot so I don't stop in as often. The new owners really went all out though, the place has a coffee bar, climbing wall and three beers on tap.

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Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

Postby Woodserson » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:45 pm

OOOOoooooOOOOOooooOOOOOOoooo I skied the Ingstads today at the beginner area, rode the chairlift, they turn really nice for a XC ski... I probably looked like I knew what I was doing out there even, they are kind of like cheating!

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Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

Postby lowangle al » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:44 pm

What binding is on them Woods?

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Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

Postby Woodserson » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:45 pm

NNN-BC/Alpina Alaska boot

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Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

Postby lowangle al » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:49 pm

I assume they have a smooth base. Does that ski come no wax, or just the integrated skin?

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Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

Postby Woodserson » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:55 pm

Today I was on the Wax/normal version. Classic wax ski. They make a waxless, I happen to have a pair, I have not skied them.

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Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

Postby lilcliffy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:13 am

Woodserson wrote:OOOOoooooOOOOOooooOOOOOOoooo I skied the Ingstads today at the beginner area, rode the chairlift, they turn really nice for a XC ski... I probably looked like I knew what I was doing out there even, they are kind of like cheating!

I know- it is amazing isn't it? They are even more dreamy downhill than the E109 Xtralite!

Not only will they charge and carve, but on soft snow I can even do some smearish turns with them.

That tip rocker produces beautiful early-tip-rise at speed, and the flex is so supportive in deep snow, I can feel the entire ski supporting me!

AND then- you pounce on them on consolidated snow and it feels like you just moved the mounting point forwards!!! Talk about turn initiation!!! WOW.
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Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

Postby lowangle al » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:43 am

lilcliffy wrote:[Talk about turn initiation!!! WOW.
I bet it feels like all your turns were initiated in Norway or more accurately the Czech Republic.

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Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

Postby Johnny » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:10 am

HBS wrote:IIRC Neptune carries the FT62 but not much bigger from Asnes, definitely never seen their poles there! I moved about 30 minutes from my previous almost-accross-the-street spot so I don't stop in as often. The new owners really went all out though, the place has a coffee bar, climbing wall and three beers on tap.

Neptune is the Mecca of XCD for a lot of us... I sure will have to do a pilgrimage over there one day before I move to the next life... ;)

lilcliffy wrote:AND then- you pounce on them on consolidated snow and it feels like you just moved the mounting point forwards!!! Talk about turn initiation!!! WOW.

Pure Nordic Magic. And the Ingstad was only the beginning my friends...

Imagine now for a second... The same Norwegian Magic on wider skis like the Rabb 68 or the Tindan 86... It's crazy...
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Re: The Great North American ASNES FEVER!

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