Falketind 62 Review

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Petetheswede

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Re: Falketind 62 Review

Postby Petetheswede » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:39 pm

Yes by touring i mean classic k&g.

Going downhill, what do you feel is the difference between the 62 and 68 (except float).

I read your last post on the Gammes and i agree with you its a super do it all ski (almost). Hence maybe i should sacrifice more k&g for turning to get a real and significant difference in my quiver.

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Re: Falketind 62 Review

Postby lilcliffy » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:52 pm

Petetheswede wrote:Going downhill, what do you feel is the difference between the 62 and 68 (except float).

Please remember that I have a Storetind Carbon- not a Rabb 68:
- Storetind is wider and more stable
- Storetind is stiffer and more powerful ski- IMO needs a Telemark boot and binding to really take advantage of it
- FT62 can be held on edge with a XC boot

I read your last post on the Gammes and i agree with you its a super do it all ski (almost). Hence maybe i should sacrifice more k&g for turning to get a real and significant difference in my quiver.

If this ski still needs to cover significant distance on variable snow- Ingstad BC.
If this ski is a touring for turns ski- FT62 (NNNBC) or Rabb 68 (75mm).

What are you using for bindings? NNNBC or NN-75mm?
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Re: Falketind 62 Review

Postby Verskis » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:35 am

lilcliffy wrote:
Petetheswede wrote:Going downhill, what do you feel is the difference between the 62 and 68 (except float).

Please remember that I have a Storetind Carbon- not a Rabb 68:
- Storetind is wider and more stable
- Storetind is stiffer and more powerful ski- IMO needs a Telemark boot and binding to really take advantage of it
- FT62 can be held on edge with a XC boot

Just a comment on the Rabb 68s, as I have them: I can ski them pretty well and hold an edge with the Alico Ski March leather boots.
However, would you classify the Alicos as a telemark or XC boot, that I do not know.

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Re: Falketind 62 Review

Postby Verskis » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:46 am

lilcliffy wrote:
Petetheswede wrote:Now i see johnny is claiming the Rabb68 to be the perfect ski for everything. I wonder how the FT62 compares to the Rabb68 in terms of tourability.

Verskis' reports on the Rabb 68 suggest that its XC performance is very similar to the Storetind:
-Acceptable in deep soft snow.
-Dead and "squirrely" on consolidated snow (For reference the Ingstad BC is a much better XC ski- despite all of its tip rocker)
(The XC performance of the FT62 is very similar to the Asnes 68- the 68 offering greater flotation at 68mm underfoot)

That's true, however my recent outings in even deeper snow has revealed that as an XC ski, the Rabb 68 is in it's element when the snow is soft but not too deep (for example 10 to 15 cm of soft powder on top of a somewhat packed trail). In these conditions they don't feel too squirrelly, but also don't sink too deep.
Like Lilcliffy said, on a hardpack they are really wandering all over the place, and in very deep soft snow (like 50cm of powder) they sink and bow out too much to be really effective XC skis. In those hardpacked or truly deep conditions, the Rabb is not enjoyable as an XC ski, but in the aforementioned soft-over-hard conditions they are actually quite nice to put the miles in.
As a downhill ski, the Rabb can handle hardpack and also deeper soft snow, but I think that even in downhill it truly shines in soft-over-harder-base conditions.
Hope this helps in your ski selection!

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Re: Falketind 62 Review

Postby Petetheswede » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:20 pm

Thanks for your input. Im on NNNBC so i guess FT62 might be as wide as i go not being Johnny. Unfortunately we just went from a good snowpack to nothing in like three days. That always kill my shopping mood. Thanks mr Greenhouse!

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Re: Falketind 62 Review

Postby lilcliffy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:59 am

Petetheswede wrote: Im on NNNBC so i guess FT62 might be as wide as i go


I actually would very much like to try the 68 with NNNBC at some point. I do love my Annums mounted to NNNBC- on ideal snow and moderate terrain. The 68 is actually lighter than the Guide/Annum! I actually prefer NNNBC on the Annum/Guide as it keeps it in its place...The 68- or at least my Storetind Carbon- is very different from the old Guide/Annum, despite the similar sidecut profile.

All that being said- NNNBC would be just fine on the 68- one just has to accept the limits of the NNNBC boot riding it!

The FT62 is unique: a modern single-cambered, tip-rockered, curvy downhill ski with a 62mm waist!!!

From the Asnes website:
"The Falketind 62 is a wide and ultra-light back country ski designed, simply, to be great fun."
"It is ski for those who love to be on skis – climbing far for the pleasure of the descent."


A touring-for-turns, yo-yo, "AT" ski for those that don't want to upgrade to big mountain boots and bindings.
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Re: Falketind 62 Review

Postby Johnny » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:34 am

My verdict after one season: The Falktetind 62 is freaking awesome. Simply the best, lightest norpine ski ever made along with the Rabb 68 and the XCD Comp. And bonus, it can tour too. Mind-blowing, I could probably throw away my whole ski collection and be happy with just one pair of FT62... (And/or a pair of Rabbs... 8-) )
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