Åsnes Fjellski MT 65 (aka "Coleman's Special") Skis, Alico Ski-March Boots, USMC Ski Documents 1991

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Re: Åsnes Fjellski MT 65 (aka "Coleman's Special") Skis, Alico Ski-March Boots, USMC Ski Documents 1991

Post by marco » Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:49 pm

Thank you for the answer! Just ordered the 200, I’m not planning on anything too long for now

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Re: Åsnes Fjellski MT 65 (aka "Coleman's Special") Skis, Alico Ski-March Boots, USMC Ski Documents 1991

Post by Harms Way » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:47 pm

Trying to decide on length. I am 5'11 and 175 without gear or pack. Would use for short tours (light daypack/Camelback) near Steamboat, CO. Leaning towards 200cm as that is what my E99's are that work well. I don't have great K & G technique. Thoughts from the group? I know some of.you have both lengths.

Bode Toad - When you ordered one pair of each length from Coleman's, did they charge you way more $$ for shipping than 2 pairs of same length? Another forum member from Steamboat is interested in buying some too, but he is after 210 and I am thinking 200 for myself.





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Re: Åsnes Fjellski MT 65 (aka "Coleman's Special") Skis, Alico Ski-March Boots, USMC Ski Documents 1991

Post by fgd135 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:53 pm

Harms Way wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:47 pm
Trying to decide on length. I am 5'11 and 175 without gear or pack. Would use for short tours (light daypack/Camelback) near Steamboat, CO. Leaning towards 200cm as that is what my E99's are that work well. I don't have great K & G technique. Thoughts from the group? I know some of.you have both lengths.
200cm.





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Re: Åsnes Fjellski MT 65 (aka "Coleman's Special") Skis, Alico Ski-March Boots, USMC Ski Documents 1991

Post by Bode Toad » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:09 pm

Harms Way wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:47 pm
Trying to decide on length. I am 5'11 and 175 without gear or pack. Would use for short tours (light daypack/Camelback) near Steamboat, CO. Leaning towards 200cm as that is what my E99's are that work well. I don't have great K & G technique. Thoughts from the group? I know some of.you have both lengths.

Bode Toad - When you ordered one pair of each length from Coleman's, did they charge you way more $$ for shipping than 2 pairs of same length? Another forum member from Steamboat is interested in buying some too, but he is after 210 and I am thinking 200 for myself.
Harms Way:

Colemans did not charge extra for mixing the 200 + 210 pairs. First use of the 210s worked out fine at Sugar Pine on West side of Lake Tahoe. We got 4 inches of fresh powder Saturday morning before dawn, on top of crusty base. For the afternoon warmth (30s F), I used Swix Red Silver on top of Vauti base. On the flat part of the biathlon course and in the nearby woods, the 210s worked well with Alpina 75 mm boots and Voile bindings. I probably will try the 210s next at ungroomed meadows off of Mount Rose Highway (431) north of Incline Village. I expect warm conditions.





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Re: Åsnes Fjellski MT 65 (aka "Coleman's Special") Skis, Alico Ski-March Boots, USMC Ski Documents 1991

Post by Harms Way » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:17 pm

Thanks for the advice. I just ordered 2 pair from Coleman's - 200cm for me and 210cm for a fellow TTalk member. Ended up placing order over the phone, as online would not let me order 2 sizes without 2x shipping.

My plan is to keep waxing simple - Polar V05 as binder/glide wax, with Blue or Blue Extra on top. If too warm for that, then will probably just use waxless skis I have.





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Re: Åsnes Fjellski MT 65 (aka "Coleman's Special") Skis, Alico Ski-March Boots, USMC Ski Documents 1991

Post by riel » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:51 pm

Harms Way wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:47 pm
Trying to decide on length. I am 5'11 and 175 without gear or pack. Would use for short tours (light daypack/Camelback) near Steamboat, CO. Leaning towards 200cm as that is what my E99's are that work well. I don't have great K & G technique. Thoughts from the group? I know some of.you have both lengths.
My first thought was "those skis will teach you good kick and glide technique", regardless of which length you end up with :)

The second camber is pretty strong and it takes some mental energy at first to get the right K & G going with them. Cheaper than a ski lesson, too...





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