hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Postby lowangle al » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:22 am

Nice place you got there LC.

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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Postby Cannatonic » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:24 pm

nothing better than blue skies! that's nice land, I can see some good downhills tucked in there somewhere. Why not take the 210 Nato's...do the Annums float better?

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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Postby fisheater » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:15 am

Gareth, thank you for posting all the photos. It sure is some beautiful country you call home. That photo of your daughter in the tree is one you will come to treasure in a few years. It sure looks like a great place to see on skis.

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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Postby lilcliffy » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:23 am

lowangle al wrote:Nice place you got there LC.

Thank you Al.
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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Postby lilcliffy » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:30 am

fisheater wrote:Gareth, thank you for posting all the photos. It sure is some beautiful country you call home. That photo of your daughter in the tree is one you will come to treasure in a few years. It sure looks like a great place to see on skis.

Thank you Bob.
It is beautiful here. Planet Earth sure is a place of natural beauty!
It has been a tough and emotional week here at Snow Glade Farm- a mix of dream winter skiing conditions and pain and loss.
My wife's mother, my children's grandmother, died early this week.
She was major part of our everyday life. A master of life and love. I continue to see her in my wife and my children.
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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Postby lilcliffy » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:45 am

Cannatonic wrote:nothing better than blue skies! that's nice land, I can see some good downhills tucked in there somewhere. Why not take the 210 Nato's...do the Annums float better?

The terrain is VERY hilly, and dissected by very steep ravines with beautiful trout brooks at the bottom.

This winter I have been using a series of LiDAR-based map layers to plot routes that optimize vertical, slope and closed canopy forest (with open understories). I recently plotted a track through an open hardwood stand, on about a 30-50% slopes- with map distance of about a kilometre!!!! That track might equal the best BC-XCD skiing I have done anywhere!!

The 195cm Annum (78mm underfoot) does float higher in the snow column than the 210cm Combat Nato (62mm UF)- it is also single-cambered with a round flex.
The 210cm Combat Nato is more stable in deep snow than the 195cm Annum. The Combat is definitely better than the Annum over distance in deep snow.
The Annum is more playful. Though the addition of grip wax made a massive difference in the cold soft snow XC performance of the Annum!

I have been able to test the 205cm Ingstad BC back to back against the Annum and the Combat Nato over the last 10 days in consistent deep, cold snow...

The Ingstad BC definitely offers superb deep snow XC performance, the equal of the Combat Nato- if not even better actually...
(The Combat Nato offers better XC performance than the Ingstad BC on difficult, hard and icy snow.)
I think that the Ingstad BC is a better downhill ski than the Annum....
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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Postby ddg » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:13 pm

Sorry for your loss, Gareth. Sounds like you have many treasured memories of her.
The extra snow is one thing I miss about my home growing up just outside the north end of Fredericton, McLeod Hill Road area, just off of Royal Road. Fields, trees, hills, and snow!
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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Postby lilcliffy » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:22 pm

Thank you, Derrick.
Great to hear from you,
Gareth
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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Postby Cannatonic » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:53 pm

Sorry to hear about your mother in law Gareth, my condolences to you and your family.

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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Postby bgregoire » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:59 pm

Wishing you and your family well Gareth.
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