Asnes USGI Combat Skis

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Re: Asnes USGI Combat Skis

Postby Desmo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:47 am

I just ordered two pairs of the 210's! This thread, and lcliffy's thread on waxing just pushed me to buy these!

I have been kicking around getting a pair of 78's, but I already have all sorts of kick wax, corks, scrapers, klister, glide wax, and an iron....so these were kind of a no brainer for me. Much cheaper too!

I have an old pair of E99's for days when I feel like waxless might be a better choice too.

I'll probably get a 3 pin 75mm binding for one pair now, and might get some NNN-BC for the second pair. That would require new boots too.

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Re: Asnes USGI Combat Skis

Postby lilcliffy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:18 pm

Sounds like wicked fun!!

The 3-pin will obviously allow a burly Telemark boot on this ski if you want to ski some serious terrain with it.

I have NNNBC on this ski- which limits the boot power- but, I am using this ski primarily for XC skiing.

This ski is too heavy for any serious downhill skiing with an NNNBC boot.

Cool- let us know how you make out!
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Re: Asnes USGI Combat Skis

Postby lilcliffy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:32 pm

niles wrote:I just got a pair of these in a 210 length, which weigh 3200g give or take. My question is what kind of binding will work best with these skis; am leaning towards NNN BC but worry they are not heavy duty enough given the weight of the ski. Alternately a 75mm binding, though would have to then get the boots. Any thoughts?

Hey Niles,

Not sure if I was clear in my response to you.

The USGI ski is quite heavy and stiff.

My experience is this-

Currently, NNNBC boots are limited to the XC end of the XCD/Telemark spectrum- therefore, one needs a very light, reasonably narrow ski to do any serious downhill skiing with an NNNBC setup.

So- if you want to do any serious downhill skiing with this ski, I recommend a 3-pin binding and a Telemark boot.
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Re: Asnes USGI Combat Skis

Postby niles » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:31 pm

OK thx; I don't do downhill but rather back country explorations with an occasional foray into prepared tracks. I do have some questions re boot fit, posted separately under subject "NNNBC boot for wide feet". Input welcome!

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Re: Asnes USGI Combat Skis

Postby Desmo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:58 pm

lilcliffy wrote:Sounds like wicked fun!!

The 3-pin will obviously allow a burly Telemark boot on this ski if you want to ski some serious terrain with it.

I have NNNBC on this ski- which limits the boot power- but, I am using this ski primarily for XC skiing.

This ski is too heavy for any serious downhill skiing with an NNNBC boot.

Cool- let us know how you make out!




I'll be primarily xc skiing on these as well. I think I'd throw on a touring 3 pin binding.....not a telemark binding.
I'd likely pick up a manual nnnbc binding for the second set, and find a pair of decent boots on sale for those.

I'll be sure to post once I get them, and get a few runs in!

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Re: Asnes USGI Combat Skis

Postby Desmo » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:54 am

I just got an email shipping confirmation... my skis are being delivered tomorrow!!

I ended up getting a set of nnn bc bindings, and a pair of Fischer bcx6 boots on a very good sale. The boots are last year's model, so they're trying to move them.

Boots are pretty stiff, but I know these skis are on the heavy side. Are these boots a good match for the USGI skis?

Getting some snow in New England today.... looking forward to giving these a go!

Thanks for the help!!

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Re: Asnes USGI Combat Skis

Postby lilcliffy » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:06 pm

That boot, binding and ski combination is wicked- you will love it- fast, smooth, snappy and stable.
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Re: Asnes USGI Combat Skis

Postby Desmo » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:46 pm

lilcliffy wrote:That boot, binding and ski combination is wicked- you will love it- fast, smooth, snappy and stable.


Awesome! Thanks man....sooo looking forward to these!


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