Jack Taylor

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Jack Taylor

Post by oldschool47 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:57 pm

Some guy from Boston told me a few years ago that Jack occasionally telemarked at Smuggs in the 70s on Bonnas with Dovre 3-pin bindings. Can someone verify this fact?

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Re: Jack Taylor

Post by lowangle al » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:39 am

If that's true he must have been pretty good. Bonna made some heavy duty metal edge skis back in the day, but mounted with Dovre bindings you would have to assume they were a lighter xc mode. I have a couple pairs of 1800s that I haven't skied in 30 years but would like to take out to the groomed xc trails to see how they turn. The 1800s were pretty fragile, I broke the tips off two skis just xc skiing as a beginner, but I could see the 2400s being stout enough for the resort although very stiff.

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Re: Jack Taylor

Post by oldschool47 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:50 pm

I think the guy told me that Jack skied skinny skis with no metal edges. If I recall correctly he said that Keith's XC telemark is patterned after Jack's. We were drinking Irish car bombs at a bar in West Roxbury when he told me this stuff so don't bet the farm ...

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