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NNN Down Hill video!

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:27 am
by boby13
Ok let's start by saying that this was a trilling descent!

It was a nice -5C snowy morning with an overnight 5cm of fresh over some more fresh powder...

The plan was to start at the top of Mont-Tremblant(White peak 875m) and traverse to the Johannsen peak(940m) true the Dawes Ridge trail, then descent on the south-west side of the mountain and across the lake.

Trip stats
White to Johannsen peak: 4.5km, 273m ascent, 208m descent
Johannsen peak to the lake: 6km, vertical drop of 717m (2350ft)
Total trip distance: 12.6km
Vertical drop of the video: 500m

Gear

189cm Fischer Excursion 88 with Alpina Alaska NNN BC

At the beginning of the video the camera is pointing often at my skis but its due to the fact that I crouched a lot because of the deep snow cover that brings the tree branches closer to my head... and also my stylish 1930's retro stance 8-)
Its a long video but I like it!

And also worth mentioning, because I don't see many people doing it or writing about it, I had my 50mm easy skins on all the time during the video, they kept me alive.

https://youtu.be/KMfgBGZaxsQ
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Re: NNN Down Hill video!

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:31 am
by TreeFallin
Fun. Great snow.

Re: NNN Down Hill video!

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:14 am
by Inspiredcapers
Very serene. Thanks for sharing.


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Re: NNN Down Hill video!

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:00 pm
by Cannatonic
nice video, I love to see what people are doing up in Quebec. This shows our friends out West what it's like - we're bouncing off trees and swimming through branches! we've got pieces of bark stuck in our ears :lol:

Re: NNN Down Hill video!

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:06 pm
by Baaahb
Interesting! (Yes, a bit long, too.) Seems like you might need a slalom skiers' face protection for that run. So, I have a question...do you think a slightly wider ski and stiffer 75 mm binding would be better for that trip, allowing easier turns, or not, and -- if so -- why not? Really just curious for that Quebecois perspective.

Re: NNN Down Hill video!

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:30 pm
by boby13
Baaahb wrote:Interesting! (Yes, a bit long, too.) Seems like you might need a slalom skiers' face protection for that run. So, I have a question...do you think a slightly wider ski and stiffer 75 mm binding would be better for that trip, allowing easier turns, or not, and -- if so -- why not? Really just curious for that Quebecois perspective.
I think wider skis and especially a stiffer boot binding combo would be easier for sure,

why not?

Because I like skiing on sketchy gear ;)
and also on my outings, often more than half of the time, I'm on relatively flat ground or lots of short up and down hills.

I tried stiffer setup before but I really like the light feeling of NNN bc

Re: NNN Down Hill video!

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:58 pm
by aquamogal
Sweet setup and video, Wife and I have same setup but 179, 169 Excursions. Really love the nnnBC alpina alaska. I have the skins but not used yet waiting for some more snow :)

Re: NNN Down Hill video!

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:44 pm
by STG
Thanks for posting the video: great pow and amazing landscape. With those tight trees, it made sense to use skins to check your speed. I have been using skins on the downhill for years with skinny skis, telemark skis and alpine touring gear when the conditions or terrain warrant extra caution. i don't think using skins on the downhill is on the radar of many backcountry skiers, but it should be.

Re: NNN Down Hill video!

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:26 pm
by Baaahb
Good answer! I feel the same in some respects...though my frame of reference is using 3-pins, leathers and a soft light ski like the Fischer Boundless (100 uf?) when others would be on plastic and cable bindings. That looks like an ideal tour for them Boundless.

Re: NNN Down Hill video!

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:26 pm
by bgregoire
Salut Boby!

Merci pour ta contribution! Toujours génial de lire les propos d'un autre québécois ici.

Belle neige dans les laurentides! Ici, à Rimouski, ça tombe en malade en ce moment. Laisse moi savoir si jamais tu conte visite le Bas-Saint-Laurent ou la Gaspésie, j'te ferai le tour des beaux spots. 8-)